An Alternative to Euclid’s Algorithm

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G. K. Matthew

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 37235

J. Mech. Des 101(4), 582-585 (Oct 01, 1979) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454104 History: Received June 22, 1978; Online October 21, 2010


A general method for finding factors common to two polynomials is developed. The process is shown to have immediate application to the removal of multiplicities when attempting to root polynomials. Computational procedures and likely difficulties are discussed.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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