[GAP Forum] Generators of the additive group of a finite field
max at quendi.de
Tue Jul 7 21:55:49 BST 2009
Dear forum readers,
today I wanted to naively obtain a list of generators for the additive
group of a finite field. To may surprise, I got an error:
Error, no method found! For debugging hints type ?Recovery from
Error, no 1st choice method found for `GeneratorsOfNearAdditiveGroup'
on 1 arguments called from
<function>( <arguments> ) called from read-eval-loop
Entering break read-eval-print loop ...
you can 'quit;' to quit to outer loop, or
you can 'return;' to continue
So, GAP says GF(9) is an additive group, but refuses to give me a list
of generators -- confusing to me :). Is there some other way to obtain
a (ideally minimal) generating set ?
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