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The Walsh transform of a Boolean function : Z is the function given by Z2. Bent functions are in a sense equidistant from all of these, so they are equally hard to approximate with any affine.

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Definition and properties Rothaus defined a bent function as a Boolean function : Z value. In this 1 form, the Walsh transform is easily computed as where W 2n is the natural-ordered Walsh matrix and the sequence is treated as a column vector. There has been detailed research into special classes of bent functions, such as the homogeneous ones[4] or those arising from a monomial over a finite field,[5] but so far the bent functions have defied all attempts at a complete enumeration or classification. Applications As early as it was discovered that maximum length sequences based on bent functions have cross-correlation and autocorrelation properties rivalling those of the Gold codes and Kasami codes for use in CDMA.

The properties of bent functions are naturally of interest in modern digital cryptography, which seeks to obscure relationships between input and output. By Forr recognized that the Walsh transform of a function can be used to show that it satisfies the Strict Avalanche Criterion SAC and higher-order generalizations, and recommended this tool to select candidates for good S-boxes achieving near-perfect diffusion.

This property is called perfect nonlinearity. Their fatal flaw is that they fail to be balanced. In particular, an invertible S-box cannot be constructed directly from bent functions, and a stream cipher using a bent combining function is vulnerable to a correlation attack. Instead, one might start with a bent function and randomly complement appropriate values until the result is balanced.

The modified function still has high nonlinearity, and as such functions are very rare the. Bent function process should be much faster than a brute-force search. Generalizations The most common class of generalized bent functions is the mod m type, such that. If m is prime, the converse is true.

In most cases only prime m are considered.

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For odd prime m, there are generalized bent functions for every positive n, even and odd. They have many of the same good cryptographic properties as the binary bent functions. All affine and bent functions are partially bent. This is in turn a proper subclass of the plateaued functions. For these functions this distance is constant, which may make them resistant to an interpolation attack.

Other related names have been given to cryptographically important classes of functions Z Z , such as. While not Boolean functions themselves, these are closely related to the bent functions and have good nonlinearity properties. Qu; J. Seberry, T. Xia 29 December Retrieved 14 September Meier; O. Staffelbach April Eurocrypt ' Carlet; L. Danielsen, M. Parker, P. Sol 19 May Retrieved 21 September Xia; J. Seberry, J.

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Charnes June Discrete Applied Mathematics : Canteaut; P. Charpin, G. Kyureghyan January Finite Fields and Their Applications 14 1 : Olsen; R. Scholtz, L. Welch November Retrieved 24 September Bent function [7] R.

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Forr August Adams; S. Tavares January Technical Report TR Queen's University. Retrieved 23 September Nyberg April Seberry; X. Zhang December Adams November Designs, Codes, and Cryptography 12 3 : Retrieved 20 September Zheng; J. Pieprzyk, J. Seberry December Hell; T.

Some Geometric Perspectives on Combinatorics: High-Dimensional, Local and Local-to-Global I

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Braid Monodromy of Algebraic Curves

Gong, D. Stinson February Designs, Codes, and Cryptography 38 2 : Zheng; X. Zhang November Further reading C. Carlet May Zhang March Australasian Journal of Combinatorics 9: Retrieved 17 September Neumann; advisor: U. Dempwolff May Colbourn, Charles J. Handbook of Combinatorial Designs 2nd ed.

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Binomial coefficient In mathematics, binomial coefficients are a family of positive integers that occur as coefficients in the binomial theorem. Arranging binomial coefficients into rows for successive values of n, and in which k ranges from 0 to n, gives a triangular array called Pascal's triangle.

This family of numbers also arises in many other areas than The binomial coefficients can be arranged to form algebra, notably in combinatorics. For any set containing n Pascal's triangle. Therefore is often read as "n choose k". The properties of binomial coefficients have led to extending the meaning of the symbol beyond the basic case where n and k are nonnegative integers with k.

The notation was introduced by Andreas von Ettingshausen in ,[1] although the numbers were already. The earliest known detailed discussion of binomial coefficients is in a tenth-century commentary, due to Halayudha, on an ancient Hindu classic, Pingala's chandastra. In about , the Hindu mathematician Bhaskaracharya gave a very clear exposition of binomial coefficients in his book Lilavati.

Definition and interpretations For natural numbers taken to include 0 n and k, the binomial coefficient k n. The same coefficient also occurs if k n in the binomial formula.

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Another occurrence of this number is in combinatorics, where it gives the number of ways, disregarding order, that k objects can be chosen from among n objects; more formally, the number of k-element subsets or k-combinations of an n-element set. This shows in particular that is a natural number for any natural numbers n and k.

There are many other combinatorial interpretations of binomial coefficients counting problems for which the answer is given by a binomial coefficient expression , for instance the number of words formed of n bits digits 0 or 1 whose sum is k is given by , while the number of ways to write where every ai is a nonnegative integer is given by interpretations are easily seen to be equivalent to counting k-combinations.

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  4. Most of these. Computing the value of binomial coefficients Several methods exist to compute the value of k-combinations. This recursive formula then allows the construction of Pascal's triangle. Multiplicative formula A more efficient method to compute individual binomial coefficients is given by the formula.

    This formula is easiest to understand for the combinatorial interpretation of binomial coefficients. The numerator gives the number of ways to select a sequence of k distinct objects, retaining the order of selection, from a set of n objects.