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A polynomial time algorithm for prime recognition

by Domingues, Riaal.

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Prime numbers are of the utmost importance in many applications and in particular cryptography. Firstly, number theory background is introduced in order to present the non-deterministic Solovay-Strassen primality test. Secondly, the deterministic primality test discovered by Agrawal, Kayal and Saxena in 2002 is presented with the proofs following their original paper. Lastly, a remark will be made about the practical application of the deterministic algorithm versus using the non-deterministic algorithms in applications.
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School:University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:polynomials algorithms cryptography number theory numbers prime

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