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Planarity of products of two linearized polynomials

Özbudak, Ferruh
Let L-1(x) and L-2(x) be linearized polynomials over F-qn. We give conditions when the product L-1(x) . L-2(x) defines a planar mapping on F-qn. For a polynomial L over F-qn, let M(L) = {alpha is an element of F-qn: L(x) + alpha . x is bijective on F-qn}. We show that the planarity of the product L-1(x) . L-2(x) is linked with the set M(L) of a suitable linearized polynomial L. We use this relation to describe families of such planar mappings as well as to obtain nonexistence results. (c) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.