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[P] Fallout of amateur research by akdevaraj Aug 4
We can use pari to find the smallest divisor of phi(n) for which a congruence holds good. Example: consider the pseudoprime 341. This is pseudo to the base 2. To find d, the smallest divisor we run the program {p(n) = (2^n -1)/341}. It was found that when n = 10, the function is exactly divisible by 341. Application: When the program {p(n) = (2^n+97)/341} was run for n = 1,10, no divisibility was found. Hence 2^n + 97 is not divisible for any value of n. However (2^n + 1007) is divisible by 341 before the program reaches 10. Similarly 40 is the smallest divisor of phi(561) ( 561 is a Carmichael number). Hence any relevant program pertaining to an exponential expression has to be run only till n reaches 40.

[P] message system by pahio Jul 31
Thanks Joe, Now the messages are visible again! The search not...

[P] messages... by jac Jul 28
...seem to work for me (I see your message, do you see this?)

[P] Message system by pahio Jul 27
Message system does not work =o(

[P] which isomorphism? by pahio Jul 27
Ok, $\mathbb{Z}_{31}$ is an additive group of order 31 (and in fact a Galois field since 31 is prime). But I'm interested in the isomorphism you are speaking of. The expression $\frac{2^{5n}-1}{31}$ says me nothing $-$ excuse me!

[P] Which isomorphism? by pahio Jul 27
Ok, $\mathbb{Z}_{31}$ is an additive group of order 31 (and forms in fact a field since 31 is prime). But I am interested which isomorphism you are speaking of. The expression $\frac{2^{5n}-1}{31}$ says me nothing $-$ excuse me!

[P] Which isomorphism? by pahio Jul 27
Ok, $\mathbb{Z}_{31}$ is an additive group of order 31 (and forms in fact a field since 31 is prime). But I am interested which isomorphism you are speaking of. The expression $\frac{2^{5n}-1}{31}$ says me nothing $-$ excuse me!

[P] A property of exponential functions. by akdevaraj Jul 27
Let f(n) = a^n + c (a,n and c belong to N, n is not fixed ). Let M_p be a Mersenne prime. If M-p does not exactly divide f(n) for n = 1 to p then M_p does not exactly divide f(n) for any value of n, however large n may be.

[P] A property of exponential functions. by akdevaraj Jul 27
Let f(n) = a^n + c (a,n and c belong to N, n is not fixed ). Let M_p be a Mersenne prime. If M-p does not exactly divide f(n) for n = 1 to p then M_p does not exactly divide f(n) for any value of n, however large n may be.

[P] A property of exponential functions. by akdevaraj Jul 27
Let f(n) = a^n + c (a,n and c belong to N, n is not fixed ). Let M_p be a Mersenne prime. If M-p does not exactly divide f(n) for n = 1 to p then M_p does not exactly divide f(n) for any value of n, however large n may be.

[P] Carmichael numbers - pari code by akdevaraj Jul 27
Since we know that 561 is not a Carmichael number in Z(i) we need to know the code for searching those bases for which 561 is a pseudoprime. Code in pari: {p(n) = ((n + i)^40 - 1)/561}. Incidentally 153 + i is also a valid base for pseudoprimality of 561; needless to say its associates 153 - i etc. are also valid bases.

[P] Isomorphism - an example by akdevaraj Jul 27
Pahio, I meant the finite group of remainders (mod 31)-sorry I typed " ïnfinite ".

[P] No comment by Ascold1 Jul 25
Hi, BCI1! It's me, Ascold1. Bye!

[P] Isomorphism? by pahio Jul 25
Deva, can you please explain in detail which is the (infinite) group you mean? I see only the expression $\frac{2^{5n}-1}{31}$. The group $\mathbb{Z}_{31}$ is finite.