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Not at all. Do you think I would stuff my primitive cerebrum with the mere memorization of identities? But the looking up of them when necessary has been a great help.
Has knowing those factorisations come in handy?
Yes, I am ancient. You know that old quote:
So, I am guessing this book might be a bit difficult for me to find...
Wait, more than a century ago?!
The point is I had tables of them like a table of integrals or sums.
How does that relate to this? The wiki article is saying it is a factorisation of the form 24n+2 + 1.
More than a century ago, I came across a book with a big chart of Aurifeuillian Factorizations. I was amazed.
Yes but you never told me how you used cyclotomic polynomials to do that...
To start, did you read post #2?
So you were able to pull that a^6 + 8b^6 factorisation off the top of your head?
Do you still have that computer program you used to compute factorisations?
Oh, I see...