"""
* Binary Exponentiation with Multiplication
* This is a method to find a*b in a time complexity of O(log b)
* This is one of the most commonly used methods of finding result of multiplication.
* Also useful in cases where solution to (a*b)%c is required,
* where a,b,c can be numbers over the computers calculation limits.
* Done using iteration, can also be done using recursion
* @author chinmoy159
* @version 1.0 dated 10/08/2017
"""
def b_expo(a, b):
res = 0
while b > 0:
if b & 1:
res += a
a += a
b >>= 1
return res
def b_expo_mod(a, b, c):
res = 0
while b > 0:
if b & 1:
res = ((res % c) + (a % c)) % c
a += a
b >>= 1
return res
"""
* Wondering how this method works !
* It's pretty simple.
* Let's say you need to calculate a ^ b
* RULE 1 : a * b = (a+a) * (b/2) ---- example : 4 * 4 = (4+4) * (4/2) = 8 * 2
* RULE 2 : IF b is ODD, then ---- a * b = a + (a * (b - 1)) :: where (b - 1) is even.
* Once b is even, repeat the process to get a * b
* Repeat the process till b = 1 OR b = 0, because a*1 = a AND a*0 = 0
*
* As far as the modulo is concerned,
* the fact : (a+b) % c = ((a%c) + (b%c)) % c
* Now apply RULE 1 OR 2, whichever is required.
"""