Definition:Coprime Residue Class

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Definition

Let $m \in \Z: m \ge 1$.

Let $a \in \Z$ such that:

$a \perp m$

where $\perp$ denotes that $a$ is prime to $m$.

Let $\eqclass a m$ be the residue class of $a$ (modulo $m$):

$\set {x \in \Z: \exists k \in \Z: x = a + k m}$


Then $\eqclass a m$ is referred to as a coprime residue class.


Also known as

A coprime residue class is also known as a relatively prime residue class.


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