> < ^ Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 14:01:23 -0600 (MDT)
> < ^ From: Alexander Hulpke <hulpke@math.colostate.edu >
> < ^ Subject: Re: polynomial question

Dear GAP forum:

David Joiner asked:

I'm curious about the following output:

gap> R:=PolynomialRing(GF(7),["x"]);
<algebra-with-one over GF(7), with 1 generators>
gap> p:=UnivariatePolynomial(GF(7),[1,2,3,4],1);

At the moment a check of the coefficients (or forced conversion) is missing.
In result, p is an ``illegal'' object which is the reason for the weird
To construct p properly, one has to multiply the coefficients with the
proper `one':
gap> p:=UnivariatePolynomial(GF(7),[1,2,3,4]*One(GF(7)),1);

We will add this missing check (and an attempted conversion) in the next
release. If anyone wants code for this privately now, please contact

Best wishes,

Alexander Hulpke

-- Colorado State University, Department of Mathematics,
Weber Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
email: hulpke@math.colostate.edu, Phone: ++1-970-4914288

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