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Why Study Equations over Finite Fields?

by Neal Koblitz (University of Washington)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
May, 1982

Subject classification(s): Fields | Abstract Algebra | Algebra and Number Theory
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory | 4.2 Mod Algebra I & II

The article discusses the reason for studying finite fields.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Number Theory | Algebraic Structures
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