July 1982 | NTIA Technical Report TR-82-104

An Experimental Study of Monte Carlo Factoring Techniques

William J. Hartman

Abstract: Pollard (1975) describes a "Monte Carlo" factoring algorithm based on iterating some specific quadratic polynomials. In this paper different polynomials are tested in the algorithm to see if a more efficient factoring can be obtained. The results are inconclusive.

Keywords: Monte Carlo factoring

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