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Computing division polynomials
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Math. Comp. 63 (1994), 767-771 Request permission


Recurrence relations for the coefficients of the nth division polynomial for elliptic curves are presented. These provide an algorithm for computing the general division polynomial without using polynomial multiplications; also a bound is given for the coefficients, and their general shape is revealed, with a means for computing the coefficients as explicit functions of n.
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  • © Copyright 1994 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 63 (1994), 767-771
  • MSC: Primary 11Y16; Secondary 11G05, 11Y55, 11Y99
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  • MathSciNet review: 1248973