Factoring Dickson Polynomials over Finite Fields

Manjul Bhargava, Michael E. Zieve

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We derive the factorizations of the Dickson polynomialsDn(X,a) andEn(X,a), and of the bivariate Dickson polynomialsDn(X,a)-Dn(Y,a), over any finite field. Our proofs are significantly shorter and more elementary than those previously known.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-111
Number of pages9
JournalFinite Fields and their Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • General Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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