Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)
Let a and m be relatively prime integers, with m ≥ 1, and consider all the positive powers of a :
We know, from the Euler-Fermat theorem, be an earlier pthat aφ(m) ≡ 1 (mod m). However, there may ower a f such that a f ≡ 1 (mod m). We are interested in the smallest positive f with this property.
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