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Finite Fields: Theory and Computation

The Meeting Point of Number Theory, Computer Science, Coding Theory and Cryptography

Conference proceedings

Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 477)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 1-11
  3. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 13-15
  4. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 17-44
  5. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 45-64
  6. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 99-148
  7. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 149-213
  8. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 215-237
  9. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 265-324
  10. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 325-359
  11. Igor E. Shparlinski
    Pages 361-401
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 403-528

About these proceedings


This book is mainly devoted to some computational and algorithmic problems in finite fields such as, for example, polynomial factorization, finding irreducible and primitive polynomials, the distribution of these primitive polynomials and of primitive points on elliptic curves, constructing bases of various types and new applications of finite fields to other areas of mathematics. For completeness we in­ clude two special chapters on some recent advances and applications of the theory of congruences (optimal coefficients, congruential pseudo-random number gener­ ators, modular arithmetic, etc.) and computational number theory (primality testing, factoring integers, computation in algebraic number theory, etc.). The problems considered here have many applications in Computer Science, Cod­ ing Theory, Cryptography, Numerical Methods, and so on. There are a few books devoted to more general questions, but the results contained in this book have not till now been collected under one cover. In the present work the author has attempted to point out new links among different areas of the theory of finite fields. It contains many very important results which previously could be found only in widely scattered and hardly available conference proceedings and journals. In particular, we extensively review results which originally appeared only in Russian, and are not well known to mathematicians outside the former USSR.


Symbol algebra coding theory computer computer science cryptography finite field number theory theoretical computer science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics, Physics, Computing and ElectronicsMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information


`...the book can yet be highly recommended as encyclopaedia on these topics, in particular because many Russian papers are incorporated which are hardly accessible.'
Monatschafte für Mathematik, 132:1 (2001)