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Twenty-fourth power residue difference sets
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by Ronald J. Evans PDF
Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 677-683 Request permission


It is proved that if p is a ${\text {prime}} \equiv 1\;\pmod 24$ such that either 2 is a cubic residue or 3 is a quartic residue $\pmod p$, then the twenty-fourth powers $\pmod p$ do not form a difference set or a modified difference set.
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  • © Copyright 1983 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 677-683
  • MSC: Primary 12C20; Secondary 05B10, 10G05, 10L05
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  • MathSciNet review: 689481