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If p is a prime and ab 0 (mod p), then it is easy to sec that a 0 (mod p) or b = 0 (mod pl. We shall use this elementary fact in proving the next theorem, which is one of the most frequently used tools in number theory, as we shall see also in this book (sec the Subject Index). 9 (Fermat's Little Theorem). If a is a natural number and p a prime number, then p I aP - a. Proof. 9) 1 - - a = a(a P - 1 - 1). So let = l. l. Consider the finite sequence a, 2a, 3a, ... , (p - l)a, pa. 8). 9) yields p different remainders upon division by p.

3 (Selfridge's Test). Let N > 1 and let the prime-power factorization of N - 1 be given by r IIp7 N - 1= i • i= l Then N is prime if and only if for each prime Pi, i E {1, ... , r }, there exists an integer ai > 1 such that (i) a["-l == 1 (mod N), .. ) cd 1 ( d N) ( II a (N-l)/p, 'F mo". i Proof. If N is prime, then there exists a primitive root a that satisfies conditions (i) and (ii) for i = 1, ... , r. Now assume that both conditions (i) and (ii) hold for i = 1, ... , r. It suffices to show that ¢(N) = N - 1.

10) k :::: 3 and n :::: m + 2. 9) says that k and (i cannot be simultaneously small relative to Fm. 10]). Its assumptions are satisfied for a majority (about 85%) of all known prime factors of the Fermat numb ers and for all 151 known prime factors of Fm for 29::; m::; 382447 as of the beginning of 2000. 22 (Suyama). Let p = k2n + 1 divide Fm and let k2 n -(m+2j < 9 . 2m + 2 + 6. Then p is a prime. Proof. Suppose, to the contrary, that p is a product of two nontrivial factors. 10), and thus k2n + 1 :::: (3· 2m+2 + 1)2.