Polynomials over Finite Fields

  • Michael Rosen
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 210)


In all that follows F will denote a finite field with q elements. The model for such a field is ℤ/pℤ, where p is a prime number. This field has p elements. In general the number of elements in a finite field is a power of a prime, q = p f . Of course, p is the characteristic of F.


Prime Number Cyclic Group Finite Field Irreducible Polynomial Monic Polynomial 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Rosen
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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