Primitive elements in finite fields and costas arrays

Stephen D. Cohen, Gary L. Mullen

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In [7] Golomb made four conjectures concerning the existence of pairs of primitive elements in finite fields. In this note we resolve each of the conjectures in the affirmative. As a consequence several conjectured classes of Costas arrays do indeed exist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalApplicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Applied Mathematics


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