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Modelling finite fields

Hendrik Lenstra
Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

3.5.2011



Abstract
Although finite fields have been classified in a satisfactory manner, there are many different ways of modelling the "same" finite field. In the lecture we shall discuss the construction of "standard" models, which have several desirable algorithmic properties. This represents joint work with Bart de Smit.