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Description: This text offers a comprehensive and accessible treatment of the theory of algorithms and complexity - the elegant body of concepts and methods developed by computer scientists over the past 30 years for studying the performance and limitations of computer algorithms. Among topics covered are: reductions and NP-completeness, cryptography and protocols, randomized algorithms, and approximability of optimization problems, circuit complexity, the "structural" aspects of the P=NP question, parallel computation, the polynomial hierarchy, and many others. Several sophisticated and recent results are presented in a rather simple way, while many more are developed in the form of extensive notes, problems, and hints. The book is surprisingly self-contained, in that it develops all necessary mathematical prerequisites from such diverse fields as computability, logic, number theory, combinatorics and probability.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $169.60
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/30/1993
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
|Problems and Algorithms|
|First Order Logic|
|Undecidability in Logic|
|P and NP|
|Relations between Complexity Classes|
|Reductions and Completeness|
|coNP and Function Problems|
|On P vs. NP|
|The Polynomial Hierarchy|
|Computation That Counts|
|A Glimpse Beyond|