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Euler totient function of number

Asked by Mohsin Shah on 3 Jun 2017
Latest activity Commented on by Mohsin Shah on 3 Jun 2017
I want to calculate Euler totient function for a number N. Euler function should give me an array of integers that are relatively prime to N. Let N=6 then Euler totient function should give a vector [1,2,4,5,7,8]. There are many user defined functions written by people but they all just count the numbers relatively prime to N. How can I get such a vector? Is there any MATLAB builtin command for Euler Totient function?


Why is 1 considered relatively prime to 6? 6/1 is an integer.
Hi Walter, it's because the greatest common divisor of those two is 1.

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Answer by David Goodmanson on 3 Jun 2017
Edited by David Goodmanson on 3 Jun 2017
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Hi Mohsin, try
N = 48; % for example
n = 1:N-1;
ind = gcd(n,N)==1;
tot = n(ind)
% check
gcd(tot,N) % all should be 1
not_tot = setdiff(n,tot)
gcd(not_tot,N) % none should be 1
Your example actually has N=9 not N=6.

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Thank you so much

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