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Factoring Finite Factor Rings

by Judy L. Smith (University of Minnesota, Duluth) and Joseph A. Gallian (University of Minnesota, Duluth)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
March, 1985

Subject classification(s): Groups
Applicable Course(s): 4.2 Mod Algebra I & II

What structure does the group of units of a ring have? This paper describes the structure when the ring is the quotient field of polynomials.

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