Definition: A hash function that uses the first p bits of the key times an irrational number.
Formal Definition: h(k) = m(k A (mod 1)), where m is usually an integer 2p and A is an irrational number (or an approximation thereto) 0 < A < 1. The modulo 1 operation removes the integer part of k × A.
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Paul E. Black, "multiplication method", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 24 August 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/multiplicationMethod.html