Finite Fields

class sage.categories.finite_fields.FiniteFields(base_category)

Bases: sage.categories.category_with_axiom.CategoryWithAxiom_singleton

The category of finite fields.


sage: K = FiniteFields(); K
Category of finite enumerated fields

A finite field is a finite monoid with the structure of a field; it is currently assumed to be enumerated:

sage: K.super_categories()
[Category of fields,
 Category of finite commutative rings,
 Category of finite enumerated sets]

Some examples of membership testing and coercion:

sage: FiniteField(17) in K
sage: RationalField() in K
sage: K(RationalField())
Traceback (most recent call last):
TypeError: unable to canonically associate a finite field to Rational Field
class ElementMethods
class ParentMethods

Any finite field is assumed to be endowed with an enumeration.