
Accession Number : AD0766154
Title : Scalar Polynomial Functions on the NxN Matrices over a Finite Field.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : CLEMSON UNIV S C DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Personal Author(s) : Brawley,J. V. ; Carlitz,L. ; Levine,Jack
Report Date : 24 JUL 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : The use of the theory of finite fields in areas of discrete linear modeling such as coding theory, finite linear sequential machines, algebraic cryptography and the construction of block designs is wellknown. Many times one has the task of constructing (based on a finite field) a function having certain prescribed properties. Of such a nature is the material contained in the report. In particular, the authors determined among other things, necessary and sufficient conditions on a polynomial f(x) with coefficients in a finite field F in order that it defines via substitution a oneone onto function (a permutation) from F(nxn), the nxn matrices over F, to F(nxn).
Descriptors : (*MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS)), POLYNOMIALS, PERMUTATIONS, CODING, CRYPTOGRAPHY, THEOREMS
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE