# Polynomial order

Let P(x) be an irreducible polynomial of degree d>1 over a prime finite field p. The order of P is the smallest positive integer n such that P(x) divides xn-1. n is also equal to the multiplicative order of any root of P. It is a divisor of pd-1. P is a primitive polynomial if n=pd-1.

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