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Integer Factorization: My Mycelial Mathematical Meanderings?
Advertisements It’s fun when I find a metaphor from the world of fiction, especially from the world of popular fiction, and incorporate it into my thinking about something real (or, more accurately, practical) with which I am dealing, and then I discover that the metaphor was, or I could easily make it, a more appropriate…

Integer Factorization: The (Currently) Incalculable Property of the RemainderRemainder 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…