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Arithmetic in a finite field

Author: Michael Willett
Journal: Math. Comp. 35 (1980), 1353-1359
MSC: Primary 12-04; Secondary 68C20
MathSciNet review: 583513
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Abstract: An algorithm for realizing finite field arithmetic is presented. The relationship between linear recursions and polynomial arithmetic (modulo a fixed polynomial) over Zp is exploited to reduce the storage and computation requirements of the algorithm. A primitive normal polynomial is used to simplify the calculation of multiplicative inverses.

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