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Mathematics of Computation

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Arithmetic in a finite field
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by Michael Willett PDF
Math. Comp. 35 (1980), 1353-1359 Request permission


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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  • © Copyright 1980 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 35 (1980), 1353-1359
  • MSC: Primary 12-04; Secondary 68C20
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  • MathSciNet review: 583513