The sum of digits function in finite fields

Cécile Dartyge, András Sárközy

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We define and study certain sum of digits functions in the context of finite fields. We give the number of polynomial values of Fq with a fixed sum of digits. We also state a result for the sum of digits of polynomial values with generator arguments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4119-4124
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Oct 4 2013


  • Character sums
  • Finite fields
  • Generators
  • Primitive elements
  • Sum of digits function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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