galois.is_perfect_power(n: int) bool

Determines if $$n$$ is a perfect power $$n = c^e$$ with $$e > 1$$.

Parameters:
n: int

An integer.

Returns:

True if the integer $$n$$ is a perfect power.

Examples

Primes are not perfect powers because their exponent is 1.

In [1]: galois.perfect_power(13)
Out[1]: (13, 1)

In [2]: galois.is_perfect_power(13)
Out[2]: False


Products of primes are not perfect powers.

In [3]: galois.perfect_power(5*7)
Out[3]: (35, 1)

In [4]: galois.is_perfect_power(5*7)
Out[4]: False


Products of prime powers where the GCD of the exponents is 1 are not perfect powers.

In [5]: galois.perfect_power(2 * 3 * 5**3)
Out[5]: (750, 1)

In [6]: galois.is_perfect_power(2 * 3 * 5**3)
Out[6]: False


Products of prime powers where the GCD of the exponents is greater than 1 are perfect powers.

In [7]: galois.perfect_power(2**2 * 3**2 * 5**4)
Out[7]: (150, 2)

In [8]: galois.is_perfect_power(2**2 * 3**2 * 5**4)
Out[8]: True


Negative integers can be perfect powers if they can be factored with an odd exponent.

In [9]: galois.perfect_power(-64)
Out[9]: (-4, 3)

In [10]: galois.is_perfect_power(-64)
Out[10]: True


Negative integers that are only factored with an even exponent are not perfect powers.

In [11]: galois.perfect_power(-100)
Out[11]: (-100, 1)

In [12]: galois.is_perfect_power(-100)
Out[12]: False