Finite Polylogarithms, Their Multiple Analogues and the Shannon Entropy

  • Philippe Elbaz-VincentEmail author
  • Herbert Gangl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9389)


We show that the entropy function—and hence the finite 1-logarithm—behaves a lot like certain derivations. We recall its cohomological interpretation as a 2-cocycle and also deduce 2n-cocycles for any n. Finally, we give some identities for finite multiple polylogarithms together with number theoretic applications.


Finite Field Shannon Entropy Entropy Function Multiple Polylogarithms Formal Entropy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut FourierCNRS-Université Grenoble AlpesSaint Martin D’hèresFrance
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK

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