Computational complexity of Fourier transforms over finite fields

Authors:
F. P. Preparata and D. V. Sarwate

Journal:
Math. Comp. **31** (1977), 740-751

MSC:
Primary 68A20; Secondary 65DXX

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0436662

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Abstract: In this paper we describe a method for computing the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) of a sequence of *n* elements over a finite field with a number of bit operations where is the number of bit operations required to multiply two *q*-bit integers and . This method is uniformly applicable to all instances and its order of complexity is not inferior to that of methods whose success depends upon the existence of certain primes. Our algorithm is a combination of known and novel techniques. In particular, the finite-field DFT is at first converted into a finite field convolution; the latter is then implemented as a two-dimensional Fourier transform over the complex field. The key feature of the method is the fusion of these two basic operations into a single integrated procedure centered on the Fast Fourier Transform algorithm.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1977-0436662-8

Keywords:
Computational complexity,
discrete Fourier transform,
finite fields,
convolution

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© Copyright 1977
American Mathematical Society