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Old 2014-11-04, 16:43   #8
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Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman View Post
5 pages of a Wikipedia article would have sufficed.
That assumes they know which Wikipedia article to read. Gently pointing him to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadratic_sieve http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_number_field_sieve and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_number_field_sieve would be better for a beginner.

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