Primality Testing in Polynomial Time

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This book is devoted to algorithms for the venerable primality problem: Given a natural number n, decide whether it is prime or composite.The problem is basic in number theory, efficient algorithms that solve it, i.e., algorithms that run in a number of computational steps which is polynomial in the number of digitsneeded to write n, are important for theoretical computer science and for applications in algorithmics and cryptology.This book gives a self-contained account of theoretically and practically important efficient algorithms for the primality problem, covering the randomized algorithms by Solovay-Strassen and Miller-Rabin from the late 1970s as well as the recent deterministic algorithm of Agrawal, Kayal, and Saxena. The textbook is written for students of computer science, in particular for those with a special interest in cryptology, and students of mathematics, and it may be used as a supplement for courses or for self-study.


1. Introduction: Efficient Primality Testing.- 2. Algorithms for Numbers and Their Complexity.- 3. Fundamentals from Number Theory.- 4. Basics from Algebra: Groups, Rings, and Fields.- 5. The Miller-Rabin Test.- 6. The Solovay-Strassen Test.- 7. More Algebra: Polynomials and Fields.- 8. Deterministic Primality Testing in Polynomial Time.- A. Appendix.



Univ.-Prof. Dr.(USA) Martin Dietzfelbinger (b. 1956) studied Mathematics in Munich and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1992, he obtained his Habilitation at the Universität Paderborn with a thesis on randomized algorithms; in the same year he became a professor of computer science at the Universität Dortmund. Since 1998, he holds the chair for Complexity Theory and Efficient Algorithms at the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation of the Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. His main research interests are in complexity theory and data structures.


From the reviews:
"This book gives an account of the recent proof by M. Agrawal, N. Kayal and N. Saxena ... that one can decide in polynomial time whether a given natural number is prime or composite. ... It presents the background needed from number theory and algebra to make the proof accessible to undergraduates. ... This concise book is written for students of computer science and of mathematics." (Samuel S. Wagstaff, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2005 m)
"The book can logically be separated into two parts: the first covering introductory material and the second covering the AKS result itself. ... Chapters ... are a joy to read, and I found the proofs and explanations clear and concise. Amazingly, the material is presented in full, with complete proofs given for all results necessary for proving the main results of the book. ... I would enthusiastically and wholeheartedly recommend this book ... ." (Jonathan Katz, SIGACT News, Vol. 37 (1), 2006)
EAN: 9783540403449
ISBN: 3540403442
Untertitel: From Randomized Algorithms to "PRIMES Is in P". 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science'. 2004. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 164 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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