Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Adam Felix

  • Date: 06/01/2015
  • Time: 11:00
Adam Felix, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

University of Lethbridge


How close is the order of a mod p to p−1?


Let $a \in \mathbb{Z} \setminus \{0,\pm 1\}$, and let $f_{a}(p)$ denote the order of $a$ modulo $p$, where $p \nmid a$ is prime.  There are many results that suggest $p - 1$ and $f_{a}(p)$ are close.  For example, Artin's conjecture and Hooley's subsequent proof upon the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis.  We will examine questions related to the relationship between $p - 1$ and $f_{a}(p)$.

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Location: C630 University Hall

Web page: http://www.cs.uleth.ca/~nathanng/ntcoseminar/