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Galois Field operations


I am trying to do some work with polynomials that have coefficients from
GF(16) using Mathematica 2.2.  I have downloaded the package from MathSource
that allows the manipulation of finite field elements, but Mathematica just
carks it if I try to expand the following expression:

Has anybody any idea whether:
    - this is a reasonable thing to ask Mathematica to do
    - there is a better package or (dare I say) software package to do this


Mat Peacock

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