- Schoof-Elkies-Atkin algorithm
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**Schoof-Elkies-Atkin algorithm**(**SEA**) is analgorithm used for finding the order of or calculating the number of points on anelliptic curve over afinite field . Its primary application is inelliptic curve cryptography . The algorithm is an extension ofSchoof's algorithm byNoam Elkies andA. O. L. Atkin to significantly improve its efficiency.**External links*** [

*http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Schoof-Elkies-AtkinAlgorithm.html article on*]Mathworld

* [*http://www.ams.org/mcom/1998-67-223/S0025-5718-98-00962-4/home.html "Remarks on the Schoof-Elkies-Atkin algorithm"*]

* [*http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/cosic/eurocrypt2000/pdf/fre-sea.pdf "The Schoof-Elkies-Atkin Algorithm in Characteristic 2"*]

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