- class sage.categories.fields.Fields(base_category)¶
The category of (commutative) fields, i.e. commutative rings where all non-zero elements have multiplicative inverses
sage: K = Fields() sage: K Category of fields sage: Fields().super_categories() [Category of euclidean domains, Category of division rings] sage: K(IntegerRing()) Rational Field sage: K(PolynomialRing(GF(3), 'x')) Fraction Field of Univariate Polynomial Ring in x over Finite Field of size 3 sage: K(RealField()) Real Field with 53 bits of precision
- class ElementMethods¶
Return the degree of this element as an element of an Euclidean domain.
In a field, this returns 0 for all but the zero element (for which it is undefined).
sage: QQ.one().euclidean_degree() 0
Return a factorization of
selfis either a unit or zero, this function is trivial.
sage: x = GF(7)(5) sage: x.factor() 5 sage: RR(0).factor() Traceback (most recent call last): ... ArithmeticError: factorization of 0.000000000000000 is not defined
Greatest common divisor.
Since we are in a field and the greatest common divisor is only determined up to a unit, it is correct to either return zero or one. Note that fraction fields of unique factorization domains provide a more sophisticated gcd.
sage: K = GF(5) sage: K(2).gcd(K(1)) 1 sage: K(0).gcd(K(0)) 0 sage: all(x.gcd(y) == (0 if x == 0 and y == 0 else 1) for x in K for y in K) True
For field of characteristic zero, the gcd of integers is considered as if they were elements of the integer ring:
sage: gcd(15.0,12.0) 3.00000000000000
But for other floating point numbers, the gcd is just \(0.0\) or \(1.0\):
sage: gcd(3.2, 2.18) 1.00000000000000 sage: gcd(0.0, 0.0) 0.000000000000000
Return the inverse of this element.
sage: NumberField(x^7+2,'a')(2).inverse_of_unit() 1/2
Trying to invert the zero element typically raises a
sage: QQ(0).inverse_of_unit() Traceback (most recent call last): ... ZeroDivisionError: rational division by zero
To catch that exception in a way that also works for non-units in more general rings, use something like:
sage: try: ....: QQ(0).inverse_of_unit() ....: except ArithmeticError: ....: pass
Also note that some “fields” allow one to invert the zero element:
sage: RR(0).inverse_of_unit() +infinity
Returns True if
selfhas a multiplicative inverse.
sage: QQ(2).is_unit() True sage: QQ(0).is_unit() False
Least common multiple.
Since we are in a field and the least common multiple is only determined up to a unit, it is correct to either return zero or one. Note that fraction fields of unique factorization domains provide a more sophisticated lcm.
sage: GF(2)(1).lcm(GF(2)(0)) 0 sage: GF(2)(1).lcm(GF(2)(1)) 1
For field of characteristic zero, the lcm of integers is considered as if they were elements of the integer ring:
sage: lcm(15.0,12.0) 60.0000000000000
But for others floating point numbers, it is just \(0.0\) or \(1.0\):
sage: lcm(3.2, 2.18) 1.00000000000000 sage: lcm(0.0, 0.0) 0.000000000000000
Return the quotient with remainder of the division of this element by
other– an element of the field
sage: f,g = QQ(1), QQ(2) sage: f.quo_rem(g) (1/2, 0)
Compute the extended gcd of
other– an element with the same parent as
(r, s, t)of elements in the parent of
r = s * self + t * other. Since the computations are done over a field,
ris zero if
otherare zero, and one otherwise.
Julian Rueth (2012-10-19): moved here from
sage: K = GF(5) sage: K(2).xgcd(K(1)) (1, 3, 0) sage: K(0).xgcd(K(4)) (1, 0, 4) sage: K(1).xgcd(K(1)) (1, 1, 0) sage: GF(5)(0).xgcd(GF(5)(0)) (0, 0, 0)
The xgcd of non-zero floating point numbers will be a triple of floating points. But if the input are two integral floating points the result is a floating point version of the standard gcd on \(\ZZ\):
sage: xgcd(12.0, 8.0) (4.00000000000000, 1.00000000000000, -1.00000000000000) sage: xgcd(3.1, 2.98714) (1.00000000000000, 0.322580645161290, 0.000000000000000) sage: xgcd(0.0, 1.1) (1.00000000000000, 0.000000000000000, 0.909090909090909)
- class ParentMethods¶
Returns the fraction field of
self, which is
sage: QQ.fraction_field() is QQ True
Returns True as
selfis a field.
sage: QQ.is_field() True sage: Parent(QQ,category=Fields()).is_field() True
True, as per
IntegralDomain.is_integrally_closed(): for every field \(F\), \(F\) is its own field of fractions, hence every element of \(F\) is integral over \(F\).
sage: QQ.is_integrally_closed() True sage: QQbar.is_integrally_closed() True sage: Z5 = GF(5); Z5 Finite Field of size 5 sage: Z5.is_integrally_closed() True
Return whether this field is perfect, i.e., its characteristic is \(p=0\) or every element has a \(p\)-th root.
sage: QQ.is_perfect() True sage: GF(2).is_perfect() True sage: FunctionField(GF(2), 'x').is_perfect() False
- vector_space(*args, **kwds)¶
Gives an isomorphism of this field with a vector space over a subfield.
This method is an alias for
free_module, which may have more documentation.
base– a subfield or morphism into this field (defaults to the base field)
basis– a basis of the field as a vector space over the subfield; if not given, one is chosen automatically
map– whether to return maps from and to the vector space
V– a vector space over
from_V– an isomorphism from
Vto this field
to_V– the inverse isomorphism from this field to
sage: K.<a> = Qq(125) sage: V, fr, to = K.vector_space() sage: v = V([1,2,3]) sage: fr(v, 7) (3*a^2 + 2*a + 1) + O(5^7)
sage: Fields().extra_super_categories() [Category of euclidean domains]