On the Linear Complexity Profile of Nonlinear Congruential Pseudorandom Number Generators with Dickson Polynomials

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Linear complexity and linear complexity profile are important characteristics of a sequence for applications in cryptography and Monte-Carlo methods.

The nonlinear congruential method is an attractive alternative to the classical linear congruential method for pseudorandom number generation.

Recently, a weak lower bound on the linear complexity profile of a general nonlinear congruential pseudorandom number generator was proven by Gutierrez, Shparlinski and the first author. For most nonlinear generators a much stronger lower bound is expected.

Here, we obtain a much stronger lower bound on the linear complexity profile of nonlinear congruential pseudorandom number generators with Dickson polynomials.

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