nLab cyclic ring

A cyclic ring is a cyclic group /n\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z} or \mathbb{Z}, equipped with its canonical commutative ring-structure induced from multiplication in the integers.

(hm, bad terminology, need disambiguation with the other meaning of cyclic ring)

For nn a prime number this is a prime field.


e.g. example 5 in these notes: pdf

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