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J. V. Leyendekkers
Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Integer structure analysis illustrates the critical structural factors which underpin the failure of (N4m + M4m) ever to equal an equivalent power. The number 3 plays a vital role as integers divisible by 3, when raised to an even power of the form 4m, have rows in a table of modular rings which are triangular numbers, whereas other integers raised to the same power have rows which are pentagonal numbers. The substructure within these sequences of pentagonal numbers is order within order, analogous to structure in chaos theory.
- Integer structure analysis
- Modular rings
- Pentagonal numbers
- Triangular numbers
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Leyendekkers, J., & Shannon, A. (2011). The structure of even powers in Z3: Critical structural factors that prevent the formation of even—powered triples greater than squares, Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 17(3), 26-30.