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Subquadratictime factoring of polynomials over finite fields
 Math. Comp
, 1998
"... Abstract. New probabilistic algorithms are presented for factoring univariate polynomials over finite fields. The algorithms factor a polynomial of degree n over a finite field of constant cardinality in time O(n 1.815). Previous algorithms required time Θ(n 2+o(1)). The new algorithms rely on fast ..."
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Abstract. New probabilistic algorithms are presented for factoring univariate polynomials over finite fields. The algorithms factor a polynomial of degree n over a finite field of constant cardinality in time O(n 1.815). Previous algorithms required time Θ(n 2+o(1)). The new algorithms rely on fast matrix multiplication techniques. More generally, to factor a polynomial of degree n over the finite field Fq with q elements, the algorithms use O(n 1.815 log q) arithmetic operations in Fq. The new “baby step/giant step ” techniques used in our algorithms also yield new fast practical algorithms at superquadratic asymptotic running time, and subquadratictime methods for manipulating normal bases of finite fields. 1.
Searching for Primitive Roots in Finite Fields
, 1992
"... Let GF(p n ) be the finite field with p n elements where p is prime. We consider the problem of how to deterministically generate in polynomial time a subset of GF(p n ) that contains a primitive root, i.e., an element that generates the multiplicative group of nonzero elements in GF(p n ). ..."
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Let GF(p n ) be the finite field with p n elements where p is prime. We consider the problem of how to deterministically generate in polynomial time a subset of GF(p n ) that contains a primitive root, i.e., an element that generates the multiplicative group of nonzero elements in GF(p n ). We present three results. First, we present a solution to this problem for the case where p is small, i.e., p = n O(1) . Second, we present a solution to this problem under the assumption of the Extended Riemann Hypothesis (ERH) for the case where p is large and n = 2. Third, we give a quantitative improvement of a theorem of Wang on the least primitive root for GF(p) assuming the ERH. Appeared in Mathematics of Computation 58, pp. 369380, 1992. An earlier version of this paper appeared in the 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (1990), pp. 546554. 1980 Mathematics Subject Classification (1985 revision): 11T06. 1. Introduction Consider the problem of finding a primitive ...
Constructing nonresidues in finite fields and the extended Riemann hypothesis
 Math. Comp
, 1991
"... Abstract. We present a new deterministic algorithm for the problem of constructing kth power nonresidues in finite fields Fpn,wherepis prime and k is a prime divisor of pn −1. We prove under the assumption of the Extended Riemann Hypothesis (ERH), that for fixed n and p →∞, our algorithm runs in pol ..."
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Abstract. We present a new deterministic algorithm for the problem of constructing kth power nonresidues in finite fields Fpn,wherepis prime and k is a prime divisor of pn −1. We prove under the assumption of the Extended Riemann Hypothesis (ERH), that for fixed n and p →∞, our algorithm runs in polynomial time. Unlike other deterministic algorithms for this problem, this polynomialtime bound holds even if k is exponentially large. More generally, assuming the ERH, in time (n log p) O(n) we can construct a set of elements
Trading GRH for Algebra: Algorithms for Factoring Polynomials and Related Structures
, 811
"... In this paper we develop techniques that eliminate the need of the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis (GRH) from various (almost all) known results about deterministic polynomial factoring over finite fields. Our main result shows that given a polynomial f(x) of degree n over a finite field k, we can fi ..."
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In this paper we develop techniques that eliminate the need of the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis (GRH) from various (almost all) known results about deterministic polynomial factoring over finite fields. Our main result shows that given a polynomial f(x) of degree n over a finite field k, we can find in deterministic poly(n log n, log k) time either a nontrivial factor of f(x) or a nontrivial automorphism of k[x]/(f(x)) of order n. This main tool leads to various new GRHfree results, most striking of which are: 1. Given a noncommutative algebra A of dimension n over a finite field k. There is a deterministic poly(n log n, log k) time algorithm to find a zero divisor in A. This is the best known deterministic GRHfree result since Friedl and Rónyai (STOC 1985) first studied the problem of finding zero divisors in finite algebras and showed that this problem has the same complexity as factoring polynomials over finite fields. 2. Given a positive integer r such that either 8r or r has at least two distinct odd prime factors. There is a deterministic polynomial time algorithm to find a nontrivial factor of the rth cyclotomic polynomial over a finite field. This is the best known deterministic GRHfree result since Huang (STOC 1985) showed that cyclotomic polynomials can be factored over finite fields in deterministic polynomial time assuming GRH. In this paper, following the seminal work of Lenstra (1991) on constructing isomorphisms between finite fields, we further generalize classical Galois theory constructs like cyclotomic extensions, Kummer extensions, Teichmüller subgroups, to the case of commutative semisimple algebras with automorphisms. These generalized constructs help eliminate the dependence on GRH. 1
on Factoring Polynomials Over Finite Fields: A Survey
"... This survey reviews several algorithms for the factorization of univariate polynomials over finite fields. We emphasize the main ideas of the methods and provide an uptodate bibliography of the problem. c ○ 2001 Academic Press 1. ..."
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This survey reviews several algorithms for the factorization of univariate polynomials over finite fields. We emphasize the main ideas of the methods and provide an uptodate bibliography of the problem. c ○ 2001 Academic Press 1.