DIMACS TR: 97-78
Remarks on the equivalence problem for PL-sets
Author: Bhaskar DasGupta
The following problem arises in connection with checking the
equivalence piecewise-linear (PL) sets.
Consider two-variable polynomials with non-negative integer coefficients,
and given two such polynomials, decide if they are equivalent to each
other modulo the following equalities $x=2x+1$, $y^2=2y^2+y$ and
$y=x+y+1$. In this paper, we show that this problem can be solved
in polynomials time in both the unit-cost and the logarithmic-cost model.
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