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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 19 (1996), Issue 2, Pages 327-334

Invariance of recurrence sequences under a galois group

Department of Mathematics, Kuwait University, P O Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait

Received 25 October 1993; Revised 9 May 1995

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Let F be a Galois field of order q, k a fixed positive integer and R=Fk×k[D] where D is an indeterminate. Let L be a field extension of F of degree k. We identify Lf with fk×1 via a fixed normal basis B of L over F. The F-vector space Γk(F)(=Γ(L)) of all sequences over Fk×1 is a left R-module. For any regular f(D)R, Ωk(f(D))={SΓk(F):f(D)S=0} is a finite F[D]-module whose members are ultimately periodic sequences. The question of invariance of a Ωk(f(D)) under the Galois group G of L over F is investigated.