Primitive element (finite field)


Primitive element (finite field)

In field theory, a branch of mathematics, a primitive element of a finite field "GF"("q") is a generator of the multiplicative group of the field, which is necessarily cyclic. The minimal polynomial of a primitive element is a primitive polynomial.

ee also

* Primitive element (field theory)
* Primitive root

References

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External links

*MathWorld | title=Primitive Polynomial | urlname=PrimitivePolynomial


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