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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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### 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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### 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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### Converting Polynomials into Binary form

How can a polynomial such as $x^3 + 1$ be converted to its binary form of $1001$. Likewise, $10100001 = x^7 + x^5 + 1.$
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### Meaning of polynomially larger or smaller in the context of the master method

I'm studying the master method of solving recurrences and I have a somewhat decent math background but I'm having difficulty understanding the concept of $n^{\log_ba}$ being polynomially smaller or ...
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### Polynomial generator required to detect single bit error in Cyclic Redundancy Check codes

I was reading about CRC coding from two books: Data Communication and Networking by Forouzan Page 294 Computer Network by Tanenbaum Page 188 They use following notations: $d(x)$: dataword to be ...
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### Why does $x^{15}+x^{14}+1$ detect all errors at most 32768 bits apart?

Reference Question from Forouzon Book Computer Network. Find the status of the following generator related to two isolated, single-bit errors. $$x^{15} + x^{14} + 1$$ Answer given : This polynomial ...
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### Polynomial multiplication coefficients

I was wondering about the following interesting questions: Polynomial multiplication can be done in $O(nlog(n))$ using FFT where n is the degree of the polynomial. What about finding a specific ...
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### What is the meaning of “a polynomial amount/number of operations” in these contexts? [duplicate]

I am currently reading the book ''The Outer Limits of Reason'' and encountered a description about which I am very confused. I am afraid to say, this may be due to the fact that I am not a native ...
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### Search for numerical solutions of underdetermined systems of quadratic equations

I'm looking for an algorithm that can quickly generate an approximate real number solutions of an underdetermined quadratic system. My task is to explore its algebraic variety. I'm interested in a ...
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### Bit complexity of computing the sign of an expression evaluated at an algebraic number

I have a univariate polynomial $F(t)\in \mathbb{Z}[t]$ of degree $d$ and maximum bitsize of coefficients equal to $\tau$ and $G(t) \in \mathbb{Z}[t]$ of degree $d^2$ and maximum bitsize of ...
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### Is O(n log n) exponential speedup over O(n^2)?

I would like to know if $O(n \log n)$ is an exponential speedup over $O(n^2)$?
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### What is the most efficient algorithm to compute polynomial coefficients from its roots?

Given $n$ roots, $x_1, x_2, \dotsc, x_n$, the corresponding monic polynomial is $y = (x-x_1)(x-x_2)\dotsm(x-x_n) = \prod_{i}^n (x - x_i)$. To get the coefficients (i.e. $y = \sum_{i}^n a_i x^i$), a ...
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### Multiplying bivariate polynomials using FFT

Consider two bivariate polynomials of degree at most $n-1$ in each variable: $$F(x,y) = \sum_{i,j=0}^{n-1} f_{i,j} x^i y^j \quad \text{and} \quad G(x,y) = \sum_{i,j=0}^{n-1} g_{i,j} x^i y^j.$$ ...
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### Polynomial multiplications and counting

I came across the following problem. Given a set of $n$ positive integers $A$ and an integer $k$. Let $S$ be the set of integers that are the sum of $k$ distinct integers in $A$. Mathematically ...
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### Fitting a polynomial to a set of points or to a skeleton

Available data Available to me is a set of points which can be represented as shown in image 1: Also available to me is a non-continuous path derived from this data. It is not important how this non-...
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### Generating a set of divergence-free basis

I'm trying to derive an algorithm that would generate a set of divergence-free vectors, which shall be used as basis vectors later on. Using a simple example, a 2D second-order divergence-free basis ...
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### Polynomials - using Newton's method, or not?

I have to find a root of polynomial of degree $n\ge2$. I need to write code to calculate the root for different values of $n$. Only 1 real positive solution is needed. I can use general Newton's ...
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### Polynomial size Boolean circuit for counting number of bits

Given a natural number $n \geq 1$, I am looking for a Boolean circuit over $2n$ variables, $\varphi(x_1, y_1, \dots, x_n, y_n)$, such that the output is true if and only if the assignment that makes ...
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### Question on the paper Self-Testing/Correcting for Polynomials and for Approximate Functions''

I am having some trouble really getting to a precise understanding of some of Self-Testing/Correcting for Polynomials and for Approximate Functions and would greatly appreciate help. Here is my ...
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### Decidability of factoring algebraic equations

Given an arbitrary algebraic equation, say for example the likelihood of the bernoulli distribution: $$\prod_{i}^{n}\theta^{x_i}(1-\theta)^{1-x_i}$$ And some arbitrary factorization constraints, say:...
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### Multi-point evaluations of a polynomial mod p

Given a polynomial of degree $n$ modulo a prime number $p$, I want to evaluate that polynomial at multiple values of the variable $x$, what is the best way to do this? I tried using Berlekamp's ...
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### Check if a given polynomial is primitive

I try to estimate error detection capabilities of arbitrary CRC polynomials. One important criteria is if a given polynomial is primitive. So I need an algorithm to check that. My goal is to write a C ...
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### Last digit of polynomial value

There is a simple-looking problem. Given integer coefficients $c_{0}, c_{1}, c_{2}, \dots, c_{n - 1}$ of polynomial $$p(x) = c_{0} + c_{1} x + c_{2} x^{2} + \dots + c_{n - 1} x^{n - 1}$$ and ...
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### Polylogarithm growth rate proof using Polynomial growth equation

In the CLRS, there's this part, where it's shown that $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{(n^b)}{(a^n)} = 0$$ In the same chapter, it uses the aforementioned equation to prove that any polylogarithm function ...
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### Lower bound of degree of polynomial approximating parity

Let $\text{MOD}_2 : \{0,1\}^n \rightarrow \{0,1\}$ be a parity function where $$\text{MOD}_2(x_1,\dots,x_n) = \sum_i x_i \bmod 2$$ It is known [See e.g. Lemma 5 of this lecture note] that any ...
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### How to find sets of polynomially bounded numbers whose subset sums are different?

Let $n$ be any positibe integer and set $N=\{1,\dots,n\}$. Now select two arbitrary but different subsets of $N$, say $S$ and $S'$. We are interested in finding a function $\pi(A)=\sum_{i\in A}a_i$ ...
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### Calculating a polynomial's coefficients from its roots

Let $P$ be a monic polynomial polynomial given by its roots: $$P(X) = (X-x_1)\times...\times(X-x_n)$$ What is the minimum asymptotic complexity to compute its expansion of the form: $$a_nX^n+...+a_0$$...
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### Rearrange a sequence of real numbers to satisfy polynomial inequalities

Assume we fix a degree $d$ polynomials $f$ of $k$ variables. (If it helps, let $t$ be the number of terms in $f$). Consider a list of real numbers $a_1,\ldots,a_n$, does there exist a permutation $\pi$...
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### Complexity of polynomial interpolation

Polynomial Interpolation in the general case is $O(n^2)$ time complexity, but it can be done better in particular situations. For instance, when the polynomial can be evaluated at the complex roots of ...
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### No common terms between polynomials: an efficient check?

The "common term" would be in standard form, but the two input multivariate polynomials needn't be, e.g $x(1+y)+y$ and $y(x+a+b)$ have one common term, $xy$. A brute force solution would be to ...
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### How can we prove Schwartz Zippel PIT is applicable to natural polynomials?

The naturals lack subtraction, but SZ polynomial identity testing needs subtraction... I think it's applicable, but how to prove it? Perhaps: SZ shows natural polynomials are equal iff it shows those ...
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### custom cc 16 bits with Polynomial and Initial Value , algorithm

I generate crc 16 bits with hex Workshop. Polynomial :1234(hex) Initial Value :5678 (hex) . making it on 010 (ascii) and get 3744. I looking for this algorithm , I prefer it on c#. but I not find it....
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### How to handle generator polynomial in CRC if given in (x+1) (x^3+ x^2 +1) form?

I am trying to find the frame check sequence in cyclic redundancy check(CRC). Given that the generator polynomial is $\ g(x)= (x+1)(x^3 + x^2 + 1)$. Let's say the data sequence is $\ 10110001$. In ...