BIT Numerical Mathematics

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 331–334 | Cite as

A monte carlo method for factorization

  • J. M. Pollard
Scientific Notes

Abstract

We describe briefly a novel factorization method involving probabilistic ideas.

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© BIT Foundations 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Pollard
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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentPlessey Telecommunications ResearchMaidenheadEngland

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