To: The America Mathematical Society
Attn.: Mr. Clifford J Earle, the Managing Editor
Fm: Li Ke Xiong
Dear Mr. Clifford J Earle,
I received your letter dated 8 July, many thanks.
I think, I can and I should answer your questions, let me explain one by one.
A. (1) I think you have already read ------
" The Supplement of the Development of the Concept of Congruence" written by
In this supplement, we have got the " Theorem A' ": For any P ,
And we have checked the Theorem A' with real example p=3,5,7 and 11 in our
paper, everything is OK. If necessary, I can go on our checking, I deeply believe
our Theorem A' is correct. We have discovered the " structure " of ,
for example again:
please note if
so the above
thus ------ this is our way.
Let us put it in common way:
we can see
It is obvious the content of the two ways are totally different, though the result are
(2) Theorem A is the direct result from Theorem A'.
according to our theory, we should calculate
to see if Maybe the calculation should depend on bigger
computer. Though we believe our Theorem A' is right and should have
we will try our best to work it out really. [Actually, when
n=273, that is 546/2, we can say the sum of 1/n (n from 1 to 273) congruent 0.
(3) I think, it's more convenient for you to use some bigger computer to check our
theory, if you are willing to do so, we thank you in advance.
B. About the example on page 4 of our paper, you are right, sorry, it's
careless. We should set p>3, thus everything will be OK. Actually, this is
" Wolstenholme Theorem ", we merely use our theory to re-prove it, just as a test
for our theory.
C. About the Part B of my definition, we totally accept your advice. The
" Will have certain meanings " should be changed. We should use " the
congruent " instead of " certain ", to avoid vagueness.
D. According to our Definition I (B) on page 3: Never can " p " be as the
denominator divisor of any finite expression, otherwise meaningless, we re-write
our Theorem B(1) on page 4 as follows:
integers k, m, q, s.
Thank you for your precious directions, many many thanks from my heart.
continue with your precious instructions, let's make new discovery together.
Li Kexiong, July 18th, 1999
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