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2006-01-04, 03:54   #3

May 2004

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 Originally Posted by alpertron In your web site you wrote: $\lambda (m)$ is the minimum universal exponent of m (m belongs to N). What do you mean by minimum universal exponent? I suppose that by N you refer to N, the set of natural numbers.
Yes N means set of natural numbers.To give an example of min. u.e.:

5 is the minimum universal exponent (w.r.t base 2) i.e.

(2^5) - 1 =31 and 5 is the minimum exp such that 2^n - 1 is congruent to
zero (mod 31).

Devaraj