An algorithm for constructing detaching bases in the ring of polynomials over a field

  • Franz Winkler
Algorithms 2 — Polynomial Ideal Bases
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 162)


Most ideal theoretic problems in a polynomial ring are extremely hard to solve, if the ideal is given by an arbitrary basis. B. Buchberger, 1965, was the first to show that for polynomials over a field it is possible to construct a "detaching" basis from a given arbitrary one, such that the problems mentioned above become easily soluble. Other authors (e.g. M. Lauer, 1976, and S.C. Schaller, 1979) have considered different coefficient domains. In this paper we investigate a method, developed by C.Sims and C.Ayoub, for constructing "detaching" bases in the ring of polynomials over Z, where the power products are ordered lexicographically. We show that the method also works for polynomials over a field, with only weak conditions on the ordering of the power products. New proofs of correctness and termination are presented. Furthermore we are able to improve the complexity behaviour of Ayoub's algorithm for the case of polynomials over a field.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Winkler
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  1. 1.Institut für Mathematik Arbeitsgruppe CAMPJohannes Kepler UniversitätLinzAustria

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