Re: number theory problem

Paul Burchard (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 19:26:24 -0400

Lee Cristofano wrote:
> For which primes p does Mp (where Mp means modulo
> multiplication group) contain
> 1. the square root of negative 1
> 2. the square root of 2
> 3. the square root of 3
> what the hell all this means, i don't know.

To experiment with these questions and develop some intuition, try out
my "Numeroscope" on the web at:

I'd be very glad to get your feedback on how to make this more helpful.
To run it you just need a Java-capable web browser (preferably on a
computer with sound).