Thursday, November 13, 2008


  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
That's in German:

Wenn diese beiden Kongruenzen nicht erfüllt sind, ist g eine Primitivwurzel mod p.

and in English:

If those two congruencies are not valid, g is a primitive root mod p.

This is about prime residue groups, in number's theory.
The book is 'Einführung in die Kryptograhpie' by Buchmann.

1 comment:

priml said...

Funny game :D
I rarely use books in the office, because most of the basics i need are in files, on harddisc, or in the www ;) But there is a shelf with very dusty books behind me - let's see ...

I found: "Die ältere Rechtssprechung des VwGH, wonach eine Manuduktions (Anleitungs)pflicht nicht besteht, erweist sich als überholt." (aus: Der Nachbar im Baurecht; Band 6 Schriftenreihe für die juristische Praxis)

It concerns something like: the former judicature of the administration court, thus there is no obligation to instruct on the right to appeal, is antiquated. (from: The Neighbour in Building Laws)