Applications of Congruences

  • Lindsay N. Childs
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


In this chapter we describe a few of the many uses of congruences—to tournaments, to generating “random” numbers, to finding prime numbers and factoring, and to cryptography. Numerous other applications will arise in later chapters.


Knapsack Problem Pseudorandom Number Primitive Element Great Common Divisor Primitive Root 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsay N. Childs
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSUNY at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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