Proceedings 41st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (2000)
Redondo Beach, California
Nov. 12, 2000 to Nov. 14, 2000
W. Eberly , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
M. Giesbrecht , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
G. Villard , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
A probabilistic algorithm is presented to find the determinant of a nonsingular, integer matrix. For a matrix A/spl isin/Z/sup n/spl times/n/ the algorithm requires O(n/sup 3.5/(log n)/sup 4.5/) bit operations (assuming for now that entries in A have constant size) using standard matrix and integer arithmetic. Using asymptotically fast matrix arithmetic, a variant is described which requires O(n/sup 2+/spl theta//2//spl middot/log/sup 2/nloglogn) bit operations, where n/spl times/n matrices can be multiplied with O(n/sup /spl theta//) operations. The determinant is found by computing the Smith form of the integer matrix an extremely useful canonical form in itself. Our algorithm is probabilistic of the Monte Carlo type. That is, it assumes a source of random bits and on any invocation of the algorithm there is a small probability of error.
matrix algebra; probability; computational complexity; Monte Carlo methods; mathematics computing; matrix determinant computing; Smith form; nonsingular integer matrix; probabilistic algorithm; integer arithmetic; asymptotically fast matrix arithmetic; matrix multiplication; Monte Carlo method; random bits
W. Eberly, M. Giesbrecht and G. Villard, "On computing the determinant and Smith form of an integer matrix," Proceedings 41st Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science(FOCS), Redondo Beach, California, 2000, pp. 675.