Title: What are the last digits of ...?
Authors: Omey, Edward #
Van Gulck, Stefan # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: Wiley & Sons
Series Title: International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology vol:46 issue:1 pages:147-155
Abstract: We propose a class assignment where students are asked to construct and implement an efficient algorithm to calculate the last digits of a positive integral power of a positive integer. The mathematical prerequisites for this assignment are very limited: knowledge of remainder calculus and the binary representation of a positive integer. The periodicity of the last digits is studied by means of the Euler totient function and the Carmichael function.
ISSN: 0020-739X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Mathematical Economics, Econometrics and Statistics, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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