A Course in Computational Algebraic Number Theory (Graduate Texts in Mathematics 138 Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993)

A Course in Computational Algebraic Number Theory (Graduate Texts in Mathematics 138 Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993)

By: Henri Cohen (author)Paperback

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A description of 148 algorithms fundamental to number-theoretic computations, in particular for computations related to algebraic number theory, elliptic curves, primality testing and factoring. The first seven chapters guide readers to the heart of current research in computational algebraic number theory, including recent algorithms for computing class groups and units, as well as elliptic curve computations, while the last three chapters survey factoring and primality testing methods, including a detailed description of the number field sieve algorithm. The whole is rounded off with a description of available computer packages and some useful tables, backed by numerous exercises. Written by an authority in the field, and one with great practical and teaching experience, this is certain to become the standard and indispensable reference on the subject.

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Contents

1. Fundamental Number-Theoretic Algorithms.- 2. Algorithms for Linear Algebra and Lattices.- 3. Algorithms on Polynomials.- 4. Algorithms for Algebraic Number Theory I.- 5. Algorithms for Quadratic Fields.- 6. Algorithms for Algebraic Number Theory II.- 7. Introduction to Elliptic Curves.- 8. Factoring in the Dark Ages.- 9. Modern Primality Tests.- 10. Modern Factoring Methods.- Appendix A. Packages for Number Theory.- Appendix B. Some Useful Tables.- B.1. Table of Class Numbers of Complex Quadratic Fields.- B.2. Table of Class Numbers and Units of Real Quadratic Fields.- B.3. Table of Class Numbers and Units of Complex Cubic Fields.- B.4. Table of Class Numbers and Units of Totally Real Cubic Fields.- B.5. Table of Elliptic Curves.

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  • publication date: 01/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9783642081422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 557
  • ID: 9783642081422
  • weight: 872
  • ISBN10: 3642081428
  • edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993

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