Error in Applied Cryptography 2nd Ed

Anton Stiglic astiglic at
Mon Apr 15 20:04:53 EDT 2002

> Note that "primitive" is also mis-defined in [HAC] chapter 
> 2 (def. 2.214) but the correct definition is given in 
> [HAC] chapter 4 (start of section 4.5).

I've seen definitions of "primitive" in this sense.   There is
"primitive element" and "primitive polynomial", which are 
two different things.  See for example:

In definition 2.214, the HAC talks about a primitive *element*, 
in section 4.5 it talks about an irreducible *polynomial*.


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