25 January 2009

Finite fields

From everything.com: what are finite fields, anyway? From this I learned that "number sets grow when a mathematician and an equation love each other very much." And it's a pretty good exposition of the construction of a finite field, too.

1 comment:

jd2718 said...

I laughed, but then couldn't find the relationship between the joke and the article.

The article, by the way, was crystal clear for someone who kind of sort of but not really already knew all this stuff.

Thanks.