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### The “interplay” between additive and multiplicative structure in a field

A field is an ordered triple $(F, +,\cdot)$ of a set $F$ and binary operations $+,\times$ on $F$ such that $(F,+)$ and $(F\backslash 0,\times)$ are abelian groups satisfying the distributive laws
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### Elliptic curve over finite field: scalar multiplication

I'm implementing arithmetics for elliptic curves over secp256r1 as a homework assignment.
For scalar multiplication, the assignment specifically specifies that $k$ is "any hexidecimal encoded ...

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### A silly question: is the number of points on a Jacobian (of a curve, over a finite field) known?

In a cryptography book I read that people does not known how to compute the number of points on a Jacobian of a hyperelliptic curve $C$ over a finite field $F_q$? Is this true? It seems easy to ...