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Four consecutive primitive elementsin a finite field
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Math. Comp. 91 (2022), 1521-1532 Request permission


For $q$ an odd prime power, we prove that there are always four consecutive primitive elements in the finite field $\mathbb {F}_{q}$ when $q> 2401$.
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  • Tamiru Jarso
  • Affiliation: Defence Science and Technology Group, Canberra, Australia
  • MR Author ID: 1305238
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  • Tim Trudgian
  • Affiliation: School of Science, University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia
  • MR Author ID: 909247
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  • Received by editor(s): September 23, 2021
  • Published electronically: December 28, 2021
  • Additional Notes: The first author was supported by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group. The second author was supported by the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship FT160100094.
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  • Journal: Math. Comp. 91 (2022), 1521-1532
  • MSC (2020): Primary 11T30, 11N69
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  • MathSciNet review: 4405505