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Thus, if n = pe11 · · · perr is the prime factorization of n, then µ(n) = 0 if ei > 1 for some i, and otherwise, µ(n) = (−1)r . Here are some examples: µ(1) = 1, µ(2) = −1, µ(3) = −1, µ(4) = 0, µ(5) = −1, µ(6) = 1. It is easy to see (verify) that for any function f , f I = f , and that (f J)(n) = d|n f (d). Also, the functions I, J, and µ are multiplicative (verify). 28 For any multiplicative function f , if n = pe11 · · · perr is the prime factorization of n, we have d|n µ(d)f (d) = (1 − f (p1 )) · · · (1 − f (pr )).

If a ∈ Z, we can convert a to an object α ∈ Zn by writing α ← [a mod n], and if a ∈ {0, . . , n − 1}, this type conversion is purely conceptual, involving no actual computation. Conversely, if α ∈ Zn , we can convert α to an object a ∈ {0, . . , n − 1}, by writing a ← rep(α); again, this type conversion is purely conceptual, and involves no actual computation. Another interesting problem is exponentiation in Zn : given α ∈ Zn and a non-negative integer e, compute αe ∈ Zn . Perhaps the most obvious way to do this is to iteratively multiply by α a total of e times, requiring time O(e len(n)2 ).

In lines 6–10, we essentially compute (ri+ · · · ri )B ← (ri+ · · · ri )B − qi b. In each loop iteration, the value of tmp lies between −(B 2 − B) and B − 1, and the value carry lies between −(B − 1) and 0. 4. If the estimate qi is too large, this is manifested by a negative value of ri+ at line 11. 1, except that we ignore the carry out of that algorithm. 3. 13 Work out the details of an algorithm that computes the quotient and remainder for signed integers, using an algorithm for unsigned integers as a subroutine.