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Multiplicative Group of a field

asked 2018-06-24 13:44:16 -0500

mathjain gravatar image

I have a finite field with me. I want to work with a multiplicative group of it. I only found that it is possible to do this with Z modulo n in Sage. But my fields are finite extensions of such a field.

If someone has a way to deal with, please help!

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answered 2018-06-25 01:22:14 -0500

slelievre gravatar image

The method .unit_group() is indeed missing for non-prime finite fields.

Implementing it is the object of

and that ticket even has a patch with an implementation,

which one can download and apply to one's installation of Sage.

The ticket has been stalled, but hopefully can be revived.

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How to apply it to one's installation? Thanks!

mathjain gravatar imagemathjain ( 2018-06-25 09:54:16 -0500 )edit

There is now a git branch on the ticket that you can pull on top of the latest develop release of sage.

FrédéricC gravatar imageFrédéricC ( 2018-06-26 04:13:23 -0500 )edit

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