• ## Some Physics Arithmetic to Ponder

Advertisements A space/time physics thought experiment, of sorts, which I imagined today, along with questions that make it an experiment and an interesting one, in my view, goes as follows. A pair of advanced and durable satellites, built to communicate with each other across vast distances while exploring space, EXO-1 and EXO-2, head for respective…

• ## Integer Factorization: The (Currently) Incalculable Property of the Remainder-Remainder Grid

Advertisements The Usual Definitions, Restated for Current Explorations: Let m be an arbitrary odd positive integer whose factorization into powers of primes is not something we necessarily know. Determine whether (m+1)/2 is odd or even, or, equivalently, whether m is congruent modulo 4 to 1 or 3, respectively. Consider the possible expressions of m as…

• ## Integer Factorization FYI: Current “scratch paper” worksheet

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• ## Integer Factorization: The Remainder-Remainder Charts (Brief)

Advertisements Okay, so the charts are filled out as fully as I’m filling them out tonight, and I promised an explanation, so this is a quick one. (It’s late.) I took the interesting number above, 101010101, which has more than two prime factors, and looked at the results of my characterize.pl script, which looked at…

• ## Integer Factorization: Pretty Exciting, Right Now

Advertisements To me, pretty mathematical properties are always exciting. They do not always lead to new discoveries of great mathematical moment, however. Right now, I’ve discovered something pretty, that may lead to other discoveries, which is pretty exciting in itself to me, whether momentous or not. I am developing something new I call Remainder-Remainder Tables,…

• ## Integer Factorization: A Possibly Not So Big Idea, but Who Knows?

Advertisements The reason I took that recent side-trip into looking at the “Fermat factorization” of multiples of 4, further using the fact that 4n = (n+1)2-(n-1)2 to decide upon the even/odd “polarity” to determine an appropriate Ceiling Square and its Root, was that I had gotten a bit excited about the ability to use quadratic…

• ## I Am Probably Not the First to Say This, But…

Advertisements Sometimes the mathematics takes me there. Sometimes, I have to get out and push.

• ## Integer Factorization: A Brief Insight Prefatory (Possibly) to a Big One

Advertisements When expressing a number in terms of its Ceiling Square and Remainder, some time ago I decided it would be good to come up with a systematic technique that would work with even integers as well as odd. I have what might be a refinement of the part of that technique that deals with…

• ## Integer Factorization: Pushing Forward

Advertisements [To the regular reader: I do apologize for a bit of repetition of definitions, but I do this mainly for someone just jumping in to my posts for the first time, so that they’ll get up to speed quickly.] Let m be a discrete (square-free) semiprime, c its Ceiling Root and r the difference…

• ## Integer Factorization: Update for February 9, 2023

Advertisements Let m be an odd discrete (square-free) semiprime whose prime factors are p and q, with p<q. Determine whether m is congruent to 1 or 3 modulo 4, or, equivalently, whether (m+1)/2 is odd or even, respectively. This must match whether (p+q)/2 is odd or even. Let the Ceiling Root of m be the…