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Mathematics of Computation

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Factorization of prime ideal extensions in number rings
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Math. Comp. 58 (1992), 849-853 Request permission


Following an idea of Kronecker, we describe a method for factoring prime ideal extensions in number rings. The method needs factorization of polynomials in many variables over finite fields, but it works for any prime and any number field extension.
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  • © Copyright 1992 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 58 (1992), 849-853
  • MSC: Primary 11R27; Secondary 11Y40
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  • MathSciNet review: 1122062