[p2p-hackers] residue class

Andrew Clausen clausen at gnu.org
Fri Dec 3 23:55:26 UTC 2004


On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 11:01:44AM +0800, Lutianbo wrote:
>        Would you please give me some meterial about 
>    residue class in group theory.

I think residue class refers to the elements of finite fields
constructed by taking the integers and modding them by a prime.
(Other finite fields exist)

This looks like a reasonable explanation:

	www.math.utah.edu/~bertram/4030/clocks.pdf

Ignore all but the last sentence of the first paragraph.

I think that the "equivalence classes" they talk about are the same
as your "residue classes".

Cheers,
Andrew




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