By Henri Cohen
A description of 148 algorithms primary to number-theoretic computations, particularly for computations relating to algebraic quantity idea, elliptic curves, primality trying out and factoring. the 1st seven chapters advisor readers to the guts of present study in computational algebraic quantity idea, together with contemporary algorithms for computing category teams and devices, in addition to elliptic curve computations, whereas the final 3 chapters survey factoring and primality trying out tools, together with an in depth description of the quantity box sieve set of rules. the full is rounded off with an outline of obtainable desktop programs and a few worthwhile tables, sponsored via a variety of routines. Written by means of an expert within the box, and one with nice functional and instructing adventure, this is often guaranteed to turn into the normal and quintessential reference at the topic.
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Let p be an odd prime, and a E Z. Write p - 1 = 2e . q with q odd. e. that a is a quadratic non-residue mod p). 1. [Find generator] Choose numbers n at random until (~) = -1. Then set z f - n q (mod p). 2. [Initialize] Set y f x f - ax (mod p). Z, r f- e, x f- a(q-l)/2 (mod p), b f- ax 2 (mod p), 3. [Find exponent] If b == 1 (mod p), output x and terminate the algorithm. Otherwise, find the smallest m ~ 1 such that b2m == 1 (mod p). If m = r, output a message saying that a is not a quadratic residue mod p.
1. Note however that the powering algorithms are O(ln3 m) algorithms, which is worse than the time for Euclid's extended algorithm. Nonetheless they can be useful in certain cases. A practical comparison of these methods is done in [BreI]. 9 (Chinese Remainder Theorem). Let ml, ... •• , Xk be integers. Assume that for every pair (i, j) we have There exists an integer X X and Xl, such that for 1 ~ i Furthermore, mk ~ k . is unique modulo the least common multiple of ml, ... 10. Let ml, ... , that mk mk.
Then the Euclidean algorithm in step 3 gives 97 = 5·17 + 12,17 = 1· 12 + 5 and hence b = 5 is the first number obtained in the Euclidean stage, which is less than or equal to the square root of 97. Now c = (97 - 52 )/2 = 36 is a square, hence a solution (unique) to our equation is (x, y) = (5,6). Of course, this could have been found much more quickly by inspection, but for larger numbers we need to use the algorithm as written. The proof of this algorithm is not really difficult, but is a little painful so we refer to [Mor-Nic].