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Hey, I am currently a PhD student at the University of Sheffield. My interests are in algebraic number theory and related fields.

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comment Galois fields in cryptography
But surely an answer not including these terms would be "brushing things under the carpet"? I am not going to write a book about finite fields on here, but instead I have related the notion of finite fields to something much easier to understand, polynomials. It seems to me that the original poster knows what a field actually is so should know what a ring is. The quotient part may be unfamilliar but can read about that (or rely on the fact that there are already ways to implement these). The term "irreducible polynomial" should already be understood...but takes seconds to understand if not.
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