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### NP-hardness of solving systems of *homogeneous* polynomial equations

It is well-known that deciding if a system of quadratic polynomial equations in several variables admits a solution in a finite field is NP-complete. There is a simple reduction from 3SAT, that works ...
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### Given x find a polynomial such that pol(x)=a for a known a?

You are given x,a. Find a polynomial p(y) with the leading coafficent 1 such that p(x)=a. How to write an algorithem to solve this efficently? I have no idea where to start
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### Finding points of local maximum error in Remez algorithm

So the Remez algorithm is an algorithm for finding optimal polynomial approximations or at the very least for converging towards them. To find an approximation of $f$ by an $N$th degree polynomial the ...
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### Computing coefficients of $p(x)^n$ in time $O(n \log n)$

For homework I've to give an algorithm that computes the coefficients of the polynomial $p(x)^n$ in time $O(n\log n)$, where $p(x)$ is a polynomial of degree 7. As an hint I'm told to consider first ...
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### Decide whether a polynomial has a root

Let $A$ be a ring such that all elements of $A$ are complex computable numbers. I'm interested in knowing whether the decision problem that asks, given $P\in A[X]$, if $P$ has a root in $A$ is ...
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### Show that the OR of n variables cannot be expressed as a polynomial over Fp of degree less than n

Here is a question from Computational Complexity by Arora and Barak: Show that representing OR of $n$ variables $x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n$ exactly over a polynomial in $GF(q)$ requires degree exactly $n$. (...
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### Understanding CRC Computation with PCLMULQDQ

I am currently reading this paper which shows how to calculate CRC using the instruction PCLMULQDQ. I don't quite understand the equations in it yet. Starting with this one for the definition of ...
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### Is deciding solvability of systems of quadratic equations with integer coefficients over the reals in NP?

In the book 'Computational Complexity' by Arora and Barak the following question is posed (exercise 2.20.): Let REALQUADEQ be the language of all satisfiable sets of quadratic equations over real ...
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