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 2005-03-02, 00:49 #1 David John Hill Jr     Jun 2003 Pa.,U.S.A. 22×72 Posts Genetics and Wilson's theorem Remembering that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, but for any who are involved, in HIV analysis, if one analyzes a continuing factorial, as applying applying Wilson's theorem with Fermat, gone awry,in zipping throug helixes and primes, might this not be a method of detailing the faults?
 2006-03-22, 22:59 #2 Bundu     Jul 2004 Mid Calder, Scotland 5·37 Posts Interesting
 2006-05-10, 14:10 #3 David John Hill Jr     Jun 2003 Pa.,U.S.A. 22×72 Posts Re: Fermats little theorem and Wilson's theorem I thought I saw yesteday a posting regarding Fermats little theorem. From what I can tell, formally Fermats little theorem usually has applied to it ,more often than not ,congruence methods, to obtain, Wilson, as --- if p is prime then p divides (p-1)!+1, --and then the converse---. I understand this was before 1770(Sir John Wilson) observed by Leibniz, and proved in 1778 by LaGrange. Wilson's theorem is considered necessary and sufficient for primeness, while generally recognized as too large to be of use. Extensions of Wilson and also base classes are interesting if not important in other developements, though unlike Fermats little theorem it is not thought of as a means of generating primes. (I did a little reference reading homework last night to come up with this short reply, to that which appears to have been withdrawn)

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