Publication Date

1962

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Beach, James W.||McKinney, Earl H. (Professor of Mathematics)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Mathematics

LCSH

Number theory

Abstract

It was the purpose of this paper to examine tables of the powers of last digits and the patterns that developed therein so that a method for determining the generating power and the period of the powers of last digits might be obtained. To obtain data for the problem, tables were constructed by the writer and the patterns then observed. Determining the nature and cause of the patterns which developed required a study of congruences mod m. ... The generating power for all a in a given base m was found to be the maximum exponent obtained in the prime factorization of m.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

ii, 39 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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