TR19-037 Authors: Chi-Ning Chou, Mrinal Kumar, Noam Solomon

Publication: 6th March 2019 07:52

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In this note, we give a short, simple and almost completely self contained proof of a classical result of Kaltofen [Kal86, Kal87, Kal89] which shows that if an n variate degree $d$ polynomial f can be computed by an arithmetic circuit of size s, then each of its factors can be computed by an arithmetic circuit of size at most poly(s, n, d).

However, unlike Kaltofen's argument, our proof does not directly give an efficient algorithm for computing the circuits for the factors of f.