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Applications For Long Division Of Polynomials?

Fri Feb 01, 2002 11:31 am

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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RE: Applications For Long Division Of Polynomials?

Fri Feb 01, 2002 12:05 pm

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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