JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0
Interface ECField

All Known Implementing Classes:
ECFieldF2m, ECFieldFp

public interface ECField

This interface represents an elliptic curve (EC) finite field. All specialized EC fields must implements this interface.

See Also:
ECFieldFp, ECFieldF2m

Method Summary
 int getFieldSize()
          Returns the field size in bits.

Method Detail


int getFieldSize()
Returns the field size in bits. Note: For prime finite field ECFieldFp, size of prime p in bits is returned. For characteristic 2 finite field ECFieldF2m, m is returned.

the field size in bits.

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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