Algorithmic Number Theory
Lattices, Number Fields, Curves and Cryptography
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 J.P. Buhler, Reed College, Oregon
 P. Stevenhagen, Universiteit Leiden
 Date Published: July 2011
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Number theory is one of the oldest and most appealing areas of mathematics. Computation has always played a role in number theory, a role which has increased dramatically in the last 20 or 30 years, both because of the advent of modern computers, and because of the discovery of surprising and powerful algorithms. As a consequence, algorithmic number theory has gradually emerged as an important and distinct field with connections to computer science and cryptography as well as other areas of mathematics. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to algorithmic number theory for beginning graduate students, written by the leading experts in the field. It includes several articles that cover the essential topics in this area, and in addition, there are contributions pointing in broader directions, including cryptography, computational class field theory, zeta functions and Lseries, discrete logarithm algorithms, and quantum computing.
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 Date Published: July 2011
 format: Paperback
 isbn: 9780521208338
 length: 664 pages
 dimensions: 234 x 156 x 34 mm
 weight: 0.92kg
 availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
1. Solving Pell's equation Hendrik Lenstra
2. Basic algorithms in number theory Joe Buhler and Stan Wagon
3. Elliptic curves Bjorn Poonen
4. The arithmetic of number rings Peter Stevenhagen
5. Fast multiplication and applications Dan Bernstein
6. Primality testing Rene Schoof
7. Smooth numbers: computational number theory and beyond Andrew Granville
8. Smooth numbers and the quadratic sieve Carl Pomerance
9. The number field sieve Peter Stevenhagen
10. Elementary thoughts on discrete logarithms Carl Pomerance
11. The impact of the number field sieve on the discrete logarithm problem in finite fields Oliver Schirokauer
12. Lattices Hendrik Lenstra
13. Reducing lattices to find smallheight values of univariate polynomials Dan Bernstein
14. Protecting communications against forgery Dan Bernstein
15. Computing Arakelov class groups Rene Schoof
16. Computational class field theory Henri Cohen and Peter Stevenhagen
17. Zeta functions over finite fields Daqing Wan
18. Counting points on varieties over finite fields Alan Lauder and Daqing Wan
19. How to get your hands on modular forms using modular symbols William Stein
20. Congruent number problems in dimension one and two Jaap Top and Noriko Yui.