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We introduce a "workable" notion of degree for non-homogeneous polynomial ideals and formulate and prove ideal theoretic B\'ezout Inequalities for the sum of two ideals in terms of this notion of degree and the degree of generators. We compute probabilistically the degree of an equidimensional ideal. Read More


Let $f\in K(t)$ be a univariate rational function. It is well known that any non-trivial decomposition $g \circ h$, with $g,h\in K(t)$, corresponds to a non-trivial subfield $K(f(t))\subsetneq L \subsetneq K(t)$ and vice-versa. In this paper we use the idea of principal subfields and fast subfield-intersection techniques to compute the subfield lattice of $K(t)/K(f(t))$. Read More


The \emph{Orbit Problem} consists of determining, given a linear transformation $A$ on $\mathbb{Q}^d$, together with vectors $x$ and $y$, whether the orbit of $x$ under repeated applications of $A$ can ever reach $y$. This problem was famously shown to be decidable by Kannan and Lipton in the 1980s. In this paper, we are concerned with the problem of synthesising suitable \emph{invariants} $\mathcal{P} \subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$, \emph{i. Read More


Differential (Ore) type polynomials with "approximate" polynomial coefficients are introduced. These provide an effective notion of approximate differential operators, with a strong algebraic structure. We introduce the approximate Greatest Common Right Divisor Problem (GCRD) of differential polynomials, as a non-commutative generalization of the well-studied approximate GCD problem. Read More


The class of quasiseparable matrices is defined by the property that any submatrix entirely below or above the main diagonal has small rank, namely below a bound called the order of quasiseparability. These matrices arise naturally in solving PDE's for particle interaction with the Fast Multi-pole Method (FMM), or computing generalized eigenvalues. From these application fields, structured representations and algorithms have been designed in numerical linear algebra to compute with these matrices in time linear in the matrix dimension and either quadratic or cubic in the quasiseparability order. Read More


We present a variation of the modular algorithm for computing the Hermite normal form of an $\mathcal O_K$-module presented by Cohen, where $\mathcal O_K$ is the ring of integers of a number field $K$. An approach presented in (Cohen 1996) based on reductions modulo ideals was conjectured to run in polynomial time by Cohen, but so far, no such proof was available in the literature. In this paper, we present a modification of the approach of Cohen to prevent the coefficient swell and we rigorously assess its complexity with respect to the size of the input and the invariants of the field $K$. Read More


We develop algorithms to turn quotients of rings of rings of integers into effective Euclidean rings by giving polynomial algorithms for all fundamental ring operations. In addition, we study normal forms for modules over such rings and their behavior under certain quotients. We illustrate the power of our ideas in a new modular normal form algorithm for modules over rings of integers, vastly outperforming classical algorithms. Read More


We examine several matrix layouts based on space-filling curves that allow for a cache-oblivious adaptation of parallel TU decomposition for rectangular matrices over finite fields. The TU algorithm of \cite{Dumas} requires index conversion routines for which the cost to encode and decode the chosen curve is significant. Using a detailed analysis of the number of bit operations required for the encoding and decoding procedures, and filtering the cost of lookup tables that represent the recursive decomposition of the Hilbert curve, we show that the Morton-hybrid order incurs the least cost for index conversion routines that are required throughout the matrix decomposition as compared to the Hilbert, Peano, or Morton orders. Read More


We propose a new algorithm for multiplying dense polynomials with integer coefficients in a parallel fashion, targeting multi-core processor architectures. Complexity estimates and experimental comparisons demonstrate the advantages of this new approach. Read More


The complexity of matrix multiplication (hereafter MM) has been intensively studied since 1969, when Strassen surprisingly decreased the exponent 3 in the cubic cost of the straightforward classical MM to log 2 (7) $\approx$ 2.8074. Applications to some fundamental problems of Linear Algebra and Computer Science have been immediately recognized, but the researchers in Computer Algebra keep discovering more and more applications even today, with no sign of slowdown. Read More


Mahler equations relate evaluations of the same function $f$ at iterated $b$th powers of the variable. They arise in particular in the study of automatic sequences and in the complexity analysis of divide-and-conquer algorithms. Recently, the problem of solving Mahler equations in closed form has occurred in connection with number-theoretic questions. Read More


This work is a comprehensive extension of Abu-Salem et al. (2015) that investigates the prowess of the Funnel Heap for implementing sums of products in the polytope method for factoring polynomials, when the polynomials are in sparse distributed representation. We exploit that the work and cache complexity of an Insert operation using Funnel Heap can be refined to de- pend on the rank of the inserted monomial product, where rank corresponds to its lifetime in Funnel Heap. Read More


We consider the extension of the method of Gauss-Newton from complex floating-point arithmetic to the field of truncated power series with complex floating-point coefficients. With linearization we formulate a linear system where the coefficient matrix is a series with matrix coefficients. The structure of the linear system leads in the regular case to a block triangular system. Read More


Current techniques for formally verifying circuits implemented in Galois field (GF) arithmetic are limited to those with a known irreducible polynomial P(x). This paper presents a computer algebra based technique that extracts the irreducible polynomial P(x) used in the implementation of a multiplier in GF(2^m). The method is based on first extracting a unique polynomial in Galois field of each output bit independently. Read More


We extend the notion of $\mathcal{A}$-discriminant, and Kapranov's parametrization of $\mathcal{A}$-discriminant varieties, to complex exponents. As an application, we focus on the special case where $\mathcal{A}$ is a set of $n+3$ points in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with non-defective Gale dual, $g$ is a real $n$-variate exponential sum with spectrum $\mathcal{A}$ and sign vector $s$, and prove the following: For fixed $A$ and $s$, the number of possible isotopy types for the real zero set of $g$ is $O(n^2)$. We are unaware of any earlier such upper bound, except for an $O(n^6)$ bound when all the points of $\mathcal{A}$ lie in $\mathbb{Z}^n$. Read More


We study discrete logarithms in the setting of group actions. Suppose that $G$ is a group that acts on a set $S$. When $r,s \in S$, a solution $g \in G$ to $r^g = s$ can be thought of as a kind of logarithm. Read More


We provide an illustrative implementation of an analytic, infinitely-differentiable virtual machine, implementing infinitely-differentiable programming spaces and operators acting upon them, as constructed in the paper Operational calculus on programming spaces and generalized tensor networks. Implementation closely follows theorems and derivations of the paper, intended as an educational guide. Analytic virtual machines allow nested transformations, with operational calculus opening new doors in program analysis. Read More


This article is intended to an introductory lecture in material physics, in which the modern computational group theory and the electronic structure calculation are in collaboration. The effort of mathematicians in field of the group theory, have ripened as a new trend, called "computer algebra", outcomes of which now can be available as handy computational packages, and would also be useful to physicists with practical purposes. This article, in the former part, explains how to use the computer algebra for the applications in the solid-state simulation, by means of one of the computer algebra package, the GAP system. Read More


This paper uses the Continued Fraction Expansion (CFE) method for analog realization of fractional order differ-integrator and few special classes of fractional order (FO) controllers viz. Fractional Order Proportional-Integral-Derivative (FOPID) controller, FO[PD] controller and FO lead-lag compensator. Contemporary researchers have given several formulations for rational approximation of fractional order elements. Read More


Continuing a series of articles in the past few years on creative telescoping using reductions, we adapt Trager's Hermite reduction for algebraic functions to fuchsian D-finite functions and develop a reduction-based creative telescoping algorithm for this class of functions, thereby generalizing our recent reduction-based algorithm for algebraic functions, presented at ISSAC 2016. Read More


We present a survey on the developments on Groebner bases showing explicit examples in CoCoA. The CoCoA project dates back to 1987: its aim was to create a mathematician-friendly laboratory for studying Commutative Algebra, most especially Groebner bases. Since then, always maintaining this "friendly" tradition, it has evolved and has been completely rewritten. Read More


Assuming a conjectural upper bound for the least prime in an arithmetic progression, we show that n-bit integers may be multiplied in O(n log n 4^(log^* n)) bit operations. Read More


We develop a characterization for the existence of symmetries of canal surfaces defined by a rational spine curve and rational radius function. This characterization leads to a method for constructing rational canal surfaces with prescribed symmetries, and it inspires an algorithm for computing the symmetries of such canal surfaces. For Dupin cyclides in canonical form, we apply the characterization to derive an intrinsic description of their symmetries and symmetry groups, which gives rise to a method for computing the symmetries of a Dupin cyclide not necessarily in canonical form. Read More


We show that a linear-time algorithm for computing Hong's bound for positive roots of a univariate polynomial, described by K. Mehlhorn and S. Ray in an article "Faster algorithms for computing Hong's bound on absolute positiveness", is incorrect. Read More


D-finite functions and P-recursive sequences are defined in terms of linear differential and recurrence equations with polynomial coefficients. In this paper, we introduce a class of numbers closely related to D-finite functions and P-recursive sequences. It consists of the limits of convergent P-recursive sequences. Read More


Galois field (GF) arithmetic is used to implement critical arithmetic components in communication and security-related hardware, and verification of such components is of prime importance. Current techniques for formally verifying such components are based on computer algebra methods that proved successful in verification of integer arithmetic circuits. However, these methods are sequential in nature and do not offer any parallelism. Read More


Arb is a C library for arbitrary-precision interval arithmetic using the midpoint-radius representation, also known as ball arithmetic. It supports real and complex numbers, polynomials, power series, matrices, and evaluation of many special functions. The core number types are designed for versatility and speed in a range of scenarios, allowing performance that is competitive with non-interval arbitrary-precision types such as MPFR and MPC floating-point numbers. Read More


We describe an algorithm to factor sparse multivariate polynomials using O(d) bivariate factorizations where d is the number of variables. This algorithm is implemented in the Giac/Xcas computer algebra system. Read More


This document describes our freely distributed Maple library {\sc spectra}, for Semidefinite Programming solved Exactly with Computational Tools of Real Algebra. It solves linear matrix inequalities with symbolic computation in exact arithmetic and it is targeted to small-size, possibly degenerate problems for which symbolic infeasibility or feasibility certificates are required. Read More


We propose a randomized polynomial time algorithm for computing nontrivial zeros of quadratic forms in 4 or more variables over $\mathbb{F}_q(t)$, where $\mathbb{F}_q$ is a finite field of odd characteristic. The algorithm is based on a suitable splitting of the form into two forms and finding a common value they both represent. We make use of an effective formula on the number of fixed degree irreducible polynomials in a given residue class. Read More


The effective differential Nullstellensatz is a fundamental result in the computational theory of algebraic differential equations. It allows one to reduce problems about differential equations to problems about polynomial equations. In particular, it provides an algorithm for checking consistency of a system of algebraic differential equations and an algorithm for testing membership in radical differential ideals. Read More


In this article algebraic constructions are introduced in order to study the variety defined by a radical parametrization (a tuple of functions involving complex numbers, $n$ variables, the four field operations and radical extractions). We provide algorithms to implicitize radical parametrizations and to check whether a radical parametrization can be reparametrized into a rational parametrization. Read More


In the paper which inspired the SC-Square project, [E. Abraham, Building Bridges between Symbolic Computation and Satisfiability Checking, Proc. ISSAC '15, pp. Read More


We present two results, the first on the distribution of the roots of a polynomial over the ring of integers modulo $n$ and the second on the distribution of the roots of the Sylvester resultant of two multivariate polynomials. The second result has application to polynomial GCD computation and solving polynomial diophantine equations. Read More


Let P and Q be two polynomials in K[x, y] with degree at most d, where K is a field. Denoting by R $\in$ K[x] the resultant of P and Q with respect to y, we present an algorithm to compute R mod x^k in O~(kd) arithmetic operations in K, where the O~ notation indicates that we omit polylogarithmic factors. This is an improvement over state-of-the-art algorithms that require to compute R in O~(d^3) operations before computing its first k coefficients. Read More


Creative telescoping is the method of choice for obtaining information about definite sums or integrals. It has been intensively studied since the early 1990s, and can now be considered as a classical technique in computer algebra. At the same time, it is still subject of ongoing research. Read More


This volume contains the proceedings of TERMGRAPH 2016, the Ninth International Workshop on Computing with Terms and Graphs which was held on April 8, 2016 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, as a satellite event of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS 2016). Read More


Computation is classically studied in terms of automata, formal languages and algorithms; yet, the relation between neural dynamics and symbolic representations and operations is still unclear in traditional eliminative connectionism. Therefore, we suggest a unique perspective on this central issue, to which we would like to refer as to transparent connectionism, by proposing accounts of how symbolic computation can be implemented in neural substrates. In this study we first introduce a new model of dynamics on a symbolic space, the versatile shift, showing that it supports the real-time simulation of a range of automata. Read More


Exascale computing will feature novel and potentially disruptive hardware architectures. Exploiting these to their full potential is non-trivial. Numerical modelling frameworks involving finite difference methods are currently limited by the 'static' nature of the hand-coded discretisation schemes and repeatedly may have to be re-written to run efficiently on new hardware. Read More


Polynomial multiplication is a key algorithm underlying computer algebra systems (CAS) and its efficient implementation is crucial for the performance of CAS. In this paper we design and implement algorithms for polynomial multiplication using approaches based the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and the truncated Fourier transform (TFT). We improve on the state-of-the-art in both theoretical and practical performance. Read More


The amoeba of a Laurent polynomial is the image of the corresponding hypersurface under the coordinatewise log absolute value map. In this article, we demonstrate that a theoretical amoeba approximation method due to Purbhoo can be used effectively in practice. To do this, we resolve the main bottleneck in this method by exploiting relations between cyclic resultants. Read More


Let $\mathrm{R}$ be a real closed field and $\mathrm{D} \subset \mathrm{R}$ an ordered domain. We consider the algorithmic problem of computing the generalized Euler-Poincar\'e characteristic of real algebraic as well as semi-algebraic subsets of $\mathrm{R}^k$, which are defined by symmetric polynomials with coefficients in $\mathrm{D}$. We give algorithms for computing the generalized EulerPoincar\'e characteristic of such sets, whose complexities measured by the number the number of arithmetic operations in $\mathrm{D}$, are polynomially bounded in terms of $k$ and the number of polynomials in the input, assuming that the degrees of the input polynomials are bounded by a constant. Read More


In a previous article, the authors developed two conversion methods to improve the $\Sigma$-method for structural analysis (SA) of differential-algebraic equations (DAEs). These methods reformulate a DAE on which the $\Sigma$-method fails into an equivalent problem on which this SA is more likely to succeed with a generically nonsingular Jacobian. The basic version of these methods processes the DAE as a whole. Read More


Differential-algebraic equation systems (DAEs) are generated routinely by simulation and modeling environments. Before a simulation starts and a numerical method is applied, some kind of structural analysis (SA) is used to determine which equations to be differentiated, and how many times. Both Pantelides's algorithm and Pryce's $\Sigma$-method are equivalent: if one of them finds correct structural information, the other does also. Read More


We present a new framework for multi-view geometry in computer vision. A camera is a mapping between $\mathbb{P}^3$ and a line congruence. This model, which ignores image planes and measurements, is a natural abstraction of traditional pinhole cameras. Read More


Using integration by parts relations, Feynman integrals can be represented in terms of coupled systems of differential equations. In the following we suppose that the unknown Feynman integrals can be given in power series representations, and that sufficiently many initial values of the integrals are given. Then there exist algorithms that decide constructively if the coefficients of their power series representations can be given within the class of nested sums over hypergeometric products. Read More


Cylindrical Algebraic Decomposition (CAD) is a key tool in computational algebraic geometry, particularly for quantifier elimination over real-closed fields. However, it can be expensive, with worst case complexity doubly exponential in the size of the input. Hence it is important to formulate the problem in the best manner for the CAD algorithm. Read More


In this paper we report on an application of computer algebra in which mathematical puzzles are generated of a type that had been widely used in mathematics contests by a large number of participants worldwide. The algorithmic aspect of our work provides a method to compute rational solutions of single polynomial equations that are typically large with $10^2 \ldots 10^5$ terms and that are heavily underdetermined. This functionality was obtained by adding modules for a new type of splitting of equations to the existing package CRACK that is normally used to solve polynomial algebraic and differential systems. Read More


Symbolic Computation and Satisfiability Checking are two research areas, both having their individual scientific focus but sharing also common interests in the development, implementation and application of decision procedures for arithmetic theories. Despite their commonalities, the two communities are rather weakly connected. The aim of our newly accepted SC-square project (H2020-FETOPEN-CSA) is to strengthen the connection between these communities by creating common platforms, initiating interaction and exchange, identifying common challenges, and developing a common roadmap from theory along the way to tools and (industrial) applications. Read More


Symbolic Computation and Satisfiability Checking are viewed as individual research areas, but they share common interests in the development, implementation and application of decision procedures for arithmetic theories. Despite these commonalities, the two communities are currently only weakly connected. We introduce a new project SC-square to build a joint community in this area, supported by a newly accepted EU (H2020-FETOPEN-CSA) project of the same name. Read More