Acta Informatica

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 395–398 | Cite as

Schnelle Multiplikation von Polynomen über Körpern der Charakteristik 2

  • Arnold Schönhage

Fast multiplication of polynomials over fields of characteristic 2


Polynomial multiplication of degree N can be accomplished in time O (N · log N) provided the scalar field contains suitable roots of unity. Otherwise at least O (N · log N · log log N) is obtained by a modified version of the Schönhage-Strassen multiplication which employs computations modulo 1 + xn (where N = 2n), if the field contains 2−1, or modulo 1 + xn + x2N, if 3−1 exists. The latter method covering all fields of characteristic 2 is presented here in detail.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnold Schönhage
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  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut der Universität TübingenTübingenBundesrepublik Deutschland

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