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Alexander Hulpke writes in his e-mail message of 1993/05/10:

Obviously, there is an error in the Coefficients routine for finite

fields, as this example shows:

This is correct. In fact I would bet that there are more things in the

vector space package that are faulty. Unfortunately I don't think that

this is very simple to fix. We plan to rewrite the whole vector space

package (and add lots of related stuff, like modules). We can not make

any promises when this will be available.

Alexander continues:

However FiniteFieldOps.Coefficients (which I could not find in the manual)

seems to work as expected and can be used to replace the faulty routine.

Again this is correct (at least I hope that 'FiniteFieldOps.Coefficients'

is correct, since I wrote it ;-).

Martin.

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