# Wilson's theorem proof

• Jul 15th 2009, 06:45 AM
Ben92
Wilson's theorem proof
Hello!

My question is simple: What do you think my own Wilson's theorem proof? http://benmartin.winportal.net/wilson.pdf Is that mathematically correct or isn't it?

Thank you :)
Ben
• Jul 16th 2009, 05:48 AM
PaulRS
(Shake)

Why is $p^{\epsilon}\cdot x \equiv{(n-1)!} (\bmod.n)$ true ?

If you had proved that, it'd been correct, but you see, you chose a number $p$ and said that $p^{\epsilon}\cdot x \equiv{n-1} (\bmod.n)$ is solvable, but that tells you nothing about $(n-1)!$ .

Having $\epsilon_{p}(n) doesn't influence the fact that the congruence $p^{\epsilon}\cdot x \equiv{(n-1)} (\bmod.n)$ has solutions if $(p,n)=1$.