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Working modulo 2

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  • Subject: [mg92082] Working modulo 2
  • From: me13013 <me13013 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:56:26 -0400 (EDT)

Howdy,

How does one reduce a polynomial's coefficients modulo 2?  For
example, I have a function that sums several polynomials, and
currently produces a result like this:
  7 + x + 4 y + 4 x y + 3 z + 2 x z + 4 y z + 4 x y z
I want to reduce this to
  1 + x + z

I thought I might be able to do this by somehow coercing the terms
into a list and then doing Sum[L[[i]],{i,1,Length[L]},Modulus->2], but
no such luck.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Bob H


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