type the polynomial as a string of coefficients, one character each. For example, the string 1011 denotes the polynomial X^4 + X + 1. Of course, we are restricted to fields of size at most 9 for this, since we allow only one digit per coefficient.

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created by A. Betten, November 11, 2003, last change February 12, 2004