computational complexity

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 360–394

Efficient and optimal exponentiation in finite fields

  • Joachim von zur Gathen

DOI: 10.1007/BF01212964

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von zur Gathen, J. Comput Complexity (1991) 1: 360. doi:10.1007/BF01212964


Optimal sequential and parallel algorithms for exponentiation in a finite field containing Fq are presented, assuming thatqth powers can be computed for free.

Subject classifications

68Q40 11Y16 12Y05 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim von zur Gathen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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