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By Henri Cohen

Written by means of an expert with nice functional and educating event within the box, this publication addresses a couple of subject matters in computational quantity thought. Chapters one via 5 shape a homogenous material compatible for a six-month or year-long direction in computational quantity thought. the next chapters take care of extra miscellaneous subjects.

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In practice, however, it often happens that the first few rows of the HNF matrix Hare very large, and the others much smaller. Hence the resulting "reduced" element will in fact often be quite large. The second method consists of first finding an LLL-reduced basis L of which will generally have much smaller entries than the HNF matrix H. 1). It is well known that this is a difficult problem (probably NP-complete). If, however, we write x 2:1

In all these randomized algorithms, we will have to pick at random elements from a given fractional ideal. This can be done in the following simple way. 13 (Random Element in an Ideal). Let a be an ideal of a number field K of degree mover iQ given by some generating system over Z. This algorithm outputs a small random element of a. 1. [LLL-reduce] Using an algorithm for LLL-reduction, compute an LLL-reduced basis (aih~i~m for the ideal a. 2. [Output random element] For 1 ~ i ~ m, I~t Xi be randomly chosen integers such that IXil ~ 3.

X ak be an element of the kernel of (A, I). Set Y U-IX = (YI, ... ,Yk)t. Since U is invertible, AX 0 if and only if AUU- l X AUY 0 and, using the special form of the matrix AU, if and only if Yj 0 for k - n + 1 ~ j ~ k. Hence, AX 0 if and only if X UY 2:l~j~k-n YjUj . By symmetry with (1), U- l (Vi,j) with Vi,j E biat, hence Yi E bi so X E 2:l~j$k-n bjUj , as was to be proved. 3. 0 = = = = = = = = = Remark. Note that this proof gives an algorithm to find an HNF of a matrix, but this algorithm is certainly not polynomial-time since the corresponding naive algorithm for HNF over Z is already not polynomial-time because of coefficient explosion.

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