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Modular Arithmetic

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Modular Arithmetic

Shirley Moore

CS4390/5390 Fall 2013

http://svmoore.pbworks.com/

September 5, 2013

- Intro to Matlab by Rogelio Long (cont.) (15 min)
- Discuss homework from last class (15 min)
- Modular arithmetic (20min)
- Fermat’s Little Theorem (20 min)
- Wrap-up and preparation for next class (5 min)

- The number X (mod Y) is the remainder when X is divided by Y.
- For example: 7 (mod 3) is 1 because 7 = 2 * 3 + 1. That is, when you divide 7 by 3, you get a remainder of 1.
- The "modulo Y" terminology can also be used in the following way: Z = X (mod Y), meaning that Z and X have the same remainder when divided by Y. For example: 7 = 25 (mod 3)because 7 = 2 * 3 + 1 and 25 = 8 * 3 + 1

- Find the units digit of the sum
2403 + 791 + 688 + 4339

i.e., 2403 + 791 + 688 + 4339 (mod 10)

- In general, if a, b, c, and d are integers and m is a positive integer such that
a = c (mod m) and b = d (mod m)

then

a + b = c + d (mod m)

Proof:

- When you take products of many numbers and you want to find their remainder modulo n, you never need to worry about numbers bigger than the square of n.
- Pick any two numbers x and y, and look at their remainders (mod 7):
a = x (mod 7)

b= y (mod 7)

- Compare the remainder modulo 7 of the products xy and ab:
xy (mod 7) with ab (mod 7)

- For example, try x = 26, y = 80

- If we want to multiply many numbers modulon, we can first reduce all numbers to their remainders. Then, we can take any pair of them, multiply and reduce again.
- For example, suppose we want to find
X = 36 * 53 * 91 * 17 * 22 (mod 29)

- What is the largest number we have to multiply?

- Suppose we would like to calculate 1143 (mod 13).
- The straightforward method would be to multiply 11 by 11, then to multiply the result by 11, and so forth. This would require 42 multiplications.
- We can save a lot of multiplications if we do the following:
- First write 43 as a sum of powers of 2:
43 = 32 + 8 + 2 + 1

- That means that 1143 = 1132 * 118 * 112 * 11 .

- First write 43 as a sum of powers of 2:
- How many multiplications are required, and what is the largest number we have to multiply?

- First stated by Pierre de Fermat in 1640
- First published proof by Leonhard Euler in 1736
- Highly useful for simplifying the computation of exponents in modular arithmetic
- Corollary by Euler serves as the basis for RSA encryption
- Theorem: If p is a prime number and p does not divide a, then ap-1 = 1 (mod p)
- Example: p = 5
- Proof: See
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZQvZLx2KA

- Use FLT to find 3100,000 (mod 53)

- To prove n is composite, find some a such that a is not a multiple of n and an-1 ≠ 1 (mod n).
- Is 91 a prime number? Try a = 2.
- 75 = 1 (mod 6), so is 6 prime?
- True or False: If bn-1 = 1 (mod n) for all b such that b is not a multiple of n, then n is prime.

- http://www.mathworks.com/help/symbolic/mupad_ug/modular-arithmetic.html
- mod
- mods
- powermod

- Workon Homework 1 (turn in for grade, due September 12). Ask questions next class.