## Abstract

We study a subclass of p-ary functions in n variables, denoted by A _{n} , which is a collection of p-ary functions in n variables satisfying a certain condition on the exponents of its monomial terms. Firstly, we completely classify all p-ary (n − 1)-plateaued functions in n variables by proving that every (n − 1)-plateaued function should be contained in A _{n} . Secondly, we prove that if f is a p-ary r-plateaued function contained in A _{n} with deg f > 1 + ^{n−r} _{4} (p −1), then the highest degree term of f is only a single term. Furthermore, we prove that there is no p-ary r-plateaued function in A _{n} with maximum degree (p − 1) ^{n−r} _{2} + 1. As application, we partially classify all (n − 2)-plateaued functions in A _{n} when p = 3, 5, and 7, and p-ary bent functions in A _{2} are completely classified for the cases p = 3 and 5.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1469-1483 |

Number of pages | 15 |

Journal | Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society |

Volume | 55 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2018 |

## Keywords

- Bent function
- Cryptographic function
- Plateaued function