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How does a Lehmer Sieve work?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehmer_sieve Apparently a Lehmer Sieve was a mechanical device that used chains and pulleys to factor numbers and solve diophantine equations. It once was able to factor ...
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Is there an easy way to factor polynomials with two variables?

On a recent precal test, I saw a question involving the following expression: $$(x+1)^2-y^2$$ Which factored out into: $$(x+y+1)(x-y+1)$$ This wasn't very hard, considering that it was already ...
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Fastest Primality test using $N-1$ Factorization?

If $N-1$ could be factored easily with several small prime factors, then what is the fastest way to check $N$ for primality? Updated I'm aware of Pocklington primility test which is not good for ...
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Carmichael number factoring

The task I'm faced with is to implement a poly-time algorithm that finds a nontrivial factor of a Carmichael number. Many resources on the web state that this is easy, however without further ...
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Symmetry in the Sum of Factors

The factors of 72 are 1,2,3,4,6,8,9,12,18,24,36,72. The factors can be organized as such $$m=1,2,3,4,6,8$$ $$n=72,36,24,18,12,9$$ Knowing the symmetric properties and that the 12 factors exist. Pair ...
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Why does Lenstra ECM work?

I came across Lenstra ECM algorithm and I wonder why it works. Please refer for simplicity to Wikipedia section Why does the algorithm work I NOT a math expert but I understood first part well enough ...
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Finding coefficients of the min polynomial of an $n\times n$

Given an $n\times n$ matrix, for ease assume this matrix is over the $F_m$. What we know about min poly is the the non-zero components of the min polynomial for this case, ie if there is $x^2$, or ...
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Probability distribution of the (size of the) smallest prime factor

Related question: Expected smallest prime factor Background: Given a toolbox of factorization algorithms (like trial division, ECM, quadratic sieve, GNFS) and a set of large composite numbers, I'm ...
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What is the line of thinking to get $[(n^2+3n+1)^2-5n(n+1)^2]$ from $(n^4+n^3+n^2+n+1)$?

There is this one little tiny step along the working that I don't quite understand, but I think it is better if I write the whole problem and solution for clarity. Problem: Factorise $5^{1995}-1$ ...
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Decomposability of a function into two

This is question on the existence of a decomposability of a function $f(v)$ into multiplicative factors $\lambda(v)$ and $g(v)$. The question is non-trivial since the functions $\lambda(v)$ and $g(v)$ ...
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Quadratic Diophantine Equations in Polynomial Time

Considering the problem of finding lattice points $(x_1, x_2 ... x_n)$ that satisfy a quadratic law: $F(x_1, x_2... x_n) = 0$ such that $F(x_1, x_2... x_n)$ is a second degree polynomial It is ...
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Different elliptic curves over given $\mathbb{F}_q$ can have different orders?

As the title says: For a given $q \in \mathbb{N}$, in $\mathbb{F}_q$, is it true that different curves on it can have different group orders? I assume yes. Let $q:=5$. Wikipedia gives $9$ points for ...
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How many co-primes are there for a big integer N over a specified interval?

How many co-primes are there for a big integer $N$ over a specified interval ? bounds of $N$ are $[1,10^9]$ and the interval is $[a,b]$ where ($1\leq a\leq b \leq 10 ^{15}$) and there are $100$ ...
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Factors of a polynomial in several variables

Fix an embedding of $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ into $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose you have a polynomial in several variables, with algebraic coefficients: $P\in \overline{\mathbb{Q}}[z_1, \ldots, z_n]$. Also ...
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Factorisation algorithm for polynomials in several variables over $\mathbb{Z}$.

What algorithm is used by a CAS to decide how to factor a polynomial in several variables over $\mathbb Z$?
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Proof for maximal ideals in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$

I have been trying to prove the following theorem: Every maximal ideal in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ has the form $(p, f(x))$ where p is prime integer and f is primitive integer polynomial that is irreducible ...
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By what factor do winning chances increase based on total value?

Say I am entering 24/7 in endless sweepstakes, contests, giveaways, drawings, etc. Assuming each one I enter has no less than 1 in 1,000 chances, but no more than 1 in 1 million (and I enter at least ...
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On number of different factorizations over integers of a number field

Let $K$ be a finite field extension of the rational numbers and let $\mathcal{O}_K$ denote its ring of integers. If a rational integer $n$ factors into two distinct ways into irreducible elements in ...
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Which factors determine whether a set of variables are suitable for factor analysis?

Which factors determine whether a set of variables are suitable for factor analysis? I am looking as much for an explanation of the question as a tentative answer to it. So grateful for any help on ...
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How are the general skills for complete factorization of arbitrary homogeneous order polynomials in $\mathbb{C}$?

How are the general skills for complete factorization of arbitrary homogeneous order polynomials in $\mathbb{C}$ ? For example: $1.$ $a^2+b^2+c^2$ $2.$ $a^2+b^2-c^2$ $3.$ $a^2+b^2+c^2+d^2$ $4.$ ...
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Find the set of cyclotomic cosets of q modulo n

Calculating finite field and factoring $x^n - 1$ over $GF(q)$ first step is to calculate cyclotomic cosets. For example : For $n=9,q=2$ $C_1=\{1,2,4,8,7,5\} = C_4 = C_8 = C_7 = C_5$ $C_3=\{3,6\} ...
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Finding irreducible polynomials and factorization

Need some explanation and checking if my thinking on the solution is correct for the assignment given below: (In these problems you may use without proof which polynomials of degree 2 and 3 are ...
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Given a cubic $f(x)$ with specified negative real roots $-a,-b,-c$, what happens when we search for solutions to $f(x)=d$?

Noting Roots of a Certain type of Cubic Equation, what if we have the following simpler form for real $d$: $$(x+a)(x+b)(x+c)=d\tag{1}$$ (With $a,b,c\in \mathbb R^+$.) Clearly, depending on $d$, the ...
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Parametric Equation solving over integers

I have a question on my mind I am trying to solve. However I am stuck at a point. If you could help, I would be very pleased. $$\frac {x_2y_2z_2}{x_2y_2+y_2z_2+x_2z_2}=\frac ...
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Integer factorization using discrete logarithms

I'm reading up on RSA and attacks on it. At the end of one section of the notes, it asks (without giving an answer) whether or not integer factorization is easy given an oracle which computes discrete ...
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Prime factors of a random number

Let $r$ be a uniformly random integer between $1$ and $N$, for some large enough $N$ (i.e., I'm only interested in the asymptotics). What is the expected largest prime factor of $r$? Is there a good ...
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Factorization of cyclic polynomial

Factorize $a(b^2-c^2)+b(c^2-a^2)+c(a^2-b^2)$ Since this is a cyclic polynomial therefore factors are also cyclic : $f(a) = a(b^2-c^2)+b(c^2-a^2)+c(a^2-b^2)$ $f(b) = b(b^2-c^2)+b(c^2-b^2)+c(b^2-b^2) ...
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What is the condition for a polynomial to be factorizable in linear real factors?

I have a polynomial $p_a(x,y)= x^2F(a)+y^2G(a)-xH(a)-I(a)$ where $F(a)$, $G(a)$, $H(a)$ and $I(a)$ some real fuctions of $a$ are. Which conditions must satisfy $a$ so that I can factorize the ...
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Understanding of Pollard rho factorization

I am trying to better understand the ideas and intuition behind the Pollard Rho factorization algorithms. Given an $x_0$ and an irreducibe polynomial we can create a sequence from the recursive ...
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A special factorization

Suppose that monic polynomial $f(x)\in\Bbb Z[x]$ such that for all $m\in\Bbb Z$, $m>1$, there's no integers $\langle r,r_1,\ldots,r_m\rangle$ such that $f(r)=f(r_1)\cdots f(r_m)$. Is there any ...
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Is there a name for a number whose factors' exponents are all prime?

For instance, 864, whose factorization is 2^5 x 3^3.
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Factoring multivariate polynomials

If I have a multivariate polynomial $P[X_1,\dots,X_n]\in \mathbb{R}[X_1,\dots, X_n]$, is there a polynomial time algorithm to factor the polynomial into irreducible polynomials $\in ...
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lower bounds for maximum computing times for integer factorisation

Supposing that n were known to have two prime factors, and that the computer had a database of all the primes $<\sqrt{n}$. Then, unless n is square, one factor would be $<\sqrt{n}$. If an ...
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Can I evaluate polynomials with prime numbers to find possible irreductible factors?

Let $p(x,y)$, $c(x,y)$ and $d(x,y)$ be two variable polynomials with integer coefficients which satisfy $p(x,y)=c(x,y)\cdot d(x,y)$. Given $m, n$ positive prime numbers and given $e(x,y)$ another ...
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When to use factoring by grouping for quadratic equation

There are several ways/methods to perform factoring. I am revising factoring at KhanAcademy, there are factoring by grouping, factoring special product and factoring difference of squares. Although, ...
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Coppersmith method for factorisation

Is anyone familiar with the Coppersmith method? Does anyone know how is the $3\times3$ basis matrix obtained in this case?
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Calculating all possible combinations to reach a specified integer by multiplying three other integers together

I have an integer $n$ and I need to find a way to calculate all the possible ways that $n$ can be reached by multiplying three other integers ($a, b, c$) together to reach $abc=n$ What would be the ...
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WordProblem on factors and remainder theorem

Mr.Chaalu while travelling by Ferry queen has travelled the distance one Kilometer more, than the fare he paid per km. Initially he had total amount of Rs.350/- in his wallet. Now he is only left with ...
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Proof for uniqueness for ideal multiplication

I am across the following question here: The uniqueness of a special maximal ideal factorization Let R be a domain, and let I be an ideal that is a product of distinct maximal ideals in two ways, ...
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Is this factorization true for all $n$ in the natural numbers

I need to know if $x-a=(x^{\frac{n}3}-a^{\frac{n}3})(x^{\frac{n+1}3}+a^{\frac{n}3} x^{\frac{n}3}+a^{\frac{n+1}3})$ Is true. I know its true for $n=1$, is it true for all natural numbers though?
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Bounding parameters for Shor's Algorithm

I am working on a program for classical implementation of Shor's algorithm to factor products of small primes, just to better understand how it works. The program will conduct order finding using ...
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RSA - How can I calculate $\phi$ from $n$ in small prime numbers?

Hello I would like to learn if there is a way to calculate the $\phi$ from small prime numbers. There is a way even slow like brute-force or something else like a formula to calculate $\phi$. For ...
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The annihilator of finitely generated modules over PID

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain. Let $M$ be a finitely generated $R$-module. Suppose there exists prime ideal $p$ and integer $i$ such that $p^i=\operatorname{Ann}(M)$. Then prove: (1) there ...
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Polynomial factorization over an infinite field - is there an algorithm

In my previous questioned I asked how do I factor a polynomial, and I gave an easy example of a polynomial of degree 2. But now I have another question I need to solve. I need to factor ...
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New method derived out of Fermat's factorization method

Let us take two examples: a) $N=943=41*23=(\frac{41+23}{2})^2-(\frac{41-23}{2})^2$ but if we take $B=\frac{N+1}{4}$ then we can represent it as $B={x}^2-({y}^2+y)$ and in our case: ...
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Factoring: solving for 'x' in a power equation.

Is it possible to solve for b in the following? $$g={t(b-1)\over(b^k-1)}$$ I have attempted this by hand and on a leading online calculator, but have been unable ...
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How to find per second of failure?

I want someone to help me solve this. An attacker is hitting the right username after 80% failed attempts after every five minutes. I got failure %, and time. What is the fail ratio how can i ...
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Factoring from order finding?

It appears that if you have a finite field, F_p, and you can factor the order of the field, p-1, then you can easily construct an arbitrary nth root of unity in F_p and also check that it be primitive ...
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Factoring polynomials $f(g(x))$ over extension fields.

This question is a variation on another one : related question Let $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ be polynomials with integer coefficients and discriminant of $f(x)$ > discriminant of $g(x)$ , which are ...
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Approximations for the number of divisors of an integer

Given an integer $n$, I want to know the asymptotic order of: a. the number of distinct prime factors b. the number of non-distinct prime factors c. the number of distinct divisors d. the number ...