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TR19-035 | 5th March 2019 15:13
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#### PIT for depth-4 circuits and Sylvester-Gallai theorem for polynomials

**Abstract:**

This text is a development of a preprint of Ankit Gupta.

We present an approach for devising a deterministic polynomial time whitekbox identity testing (PIT) algorithm for depth-$4$ circuits with bounded top fanin.

This approach is similar to Kayal-Saraf approach for depth-$3$ circuits. Kayal and Saraf based their algorithm on Sylvester-Gallai-type theorem about linear polynomials. We show how it is possible to generalize this approach to depth-$4$ circuits. However we failed to implement this plan completely. We succeeded to construct a polynomial time deterministic algorithm for depth-$4$ circuits with bounded top fanin and its correctness requires a hypothesis. Also we present a polynomial-time (unconditional) algorithm for some subclass of depth-$4$ circuits with bounded top fanin.