Posted October 6, 2008 Can someone please define me what (mod p) is? Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Posted October 6, 2008 I think that's modular arithmetic, where you have a limit, the modulus, where the numbers "restart", but I'm not sure. Basically, it's like a clock: if it's 21:00 and you add 5 hours, it won't be 26:00 but 2:00 because the modulus is 24. So, in this case: 26 ≡ 2 (mod 24) So the p in (mod p) is the modulus, the limit where the numbers wrap around. I think there's more to it, but I can't remember. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Posted October 9, 2008 Hi there.. ohhhh youre doing the options on sets relation and groups thingi same like mehh i still dont understand the equivalent classes thingi T_T but the (mod p) is modulus p meaning that its anything with the operation divisible by that.. ah i cant explain very well sorry T_T Share this post Link to post Share on other sites