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Zahedi Z., Kamil A. A., Fajriana F., Siswadi S., Almira A., Sarmin S.
Teaching of Mathematics, vol.26, no.2, pp.106115, 2023 (ESCI)

Publication Type:
Article / Article

Volume:
26
Issue:
2

Publication Date:
2023

Doi Number:
10.57016/tmtief1752

Journal Name:
Teaching of Mathematics

Journal Indexes:
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Page Numbers:
pp.106115

Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated:
Yes
Abstract
Cyclotomic polynomials are an interesting topic and play an important role for other topics in Number Theory. For special values of n" role="presentation" >n$\ufffd$, computing a cyclotomic polynomial is not difficult; this can be done by using properties of the polynomial. For a prime value of n" role="presentation" >n$\ufffd$, the polynomial can be written quickly. However, for values which are multiples of odd prime numbers, say 85=17⋅5" role="presentation" >85=17⋅5$85=17\cdot 5$, the task can be quite difficult if it must be done manually. The polynomial has 41 terms and the degree of 64. Software for cyclotomic polynomials is available; Maple for example, can solve the problem of cyclotomic polynomials very easily. How\ever, understanding of how to compute polynomials is very important for a student in applying various properties of the cyclotomic polynomial. Here, we will use Maple to help students understand cyclotomic polynomials from the basic. Answer is not obtained directly but stepbystep using properties of the polynomial. So, Maple is used to simulate the process of obtaining the polynomial. Once the students grasp the skill, they will be able to use the software for advanced applications.