
rational functions over Z/p
Posted:
Sep 15, 2011 10:13 AM


I wonder if there is a way of making Mathematica (or Maple) work with rational functions (in several variables) over the field Z/p of integers modulo p? Basically, I need it to be able to do arithmetic operations with, and simplify on the fly. In maple, commands such as mod 2 work on polynomials, but not reliably on rational functions (e.g., can produce 2's in the numerator or denominator, or not simplify where possible). I was not able to make modulus > work at all with polynomials (let alone rational functions) in mathematica.

