Recently I mentioned a general method for factoring a large number, not by searching explicitly for factors of the number, but searching instead for congruent squares. 605 more words

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#### Expmath2 - Möbius transformation

Möbius transformation is an interesting definition I came across while I was examining the continued fraction below. I’ve mentioned it previously here.

#### Factoring large numbers using congruent squares

Factoring large numbers is a time-consuming problem. RSA cryptography, and secure communication over the internet, depends on this fact. Algorithms for factoring numbers are also fascinating in their own right. 557 more words