Shortest Vector

  • Vijay V. Vazirani


The shortest vector problem is a central computational problem in the classical area of geometry of numbers. The approximation algorithm presented below has many applications in computational number theory and cryptography. Two of its most prominent applications are the derivation of polynomial time algorithms for factoring polynomials over the rationals and for simultaneous diophantine approximation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay V. Vazirani
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  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyCollege of ComputingAtlantaUSA

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