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An algorithm which computes the Fourier transform of a sequence of length n over GF(2m) using approximately 2nm multiplications and n2+ nm additions is developed. The number of multiplications is thus considerably smaller than the n2multiplications required for a direct evaluation, though the number of additions is slightly larger. Unlike the fast Fourier transform, this method does not depend on the factors of n and can be used when n is not highly composite or is a prime.
Date of Publication: March 1978