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Applications For Long Division Of Polynomials?  
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5382 times:

Are there any real applications related to long/synthetic division of polynomials? I haven't been able to find any, and was wondering if there are any engineers or such on this board that would have a real-life application, not stuff like "If Jack hit a baseball--blah, blah, blah--how high up would it go?

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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5374 times:

Yes, most crypto and error correcting algorithms (used in almost every piece of modern digital equipment, from CD players to cell phones) employ polynomial division.

This page is a good introduction:

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/issues/1507/pcmg0090.htm


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