Computational Complexity (Paperback)

Christos H. Papadimitriou

  • 出版商: Pearson
  • 出版日期: 1993-12-10
  • 定價: USD $169.60
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 523
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0201530821
  • ISBN-13: 9780201530827

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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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Table Of Contents

I. ALGORITHMS.

1. Problems and Algorithms.
2. Turing Machines.
3. Undecidability.

II. LOGIC.

1. Boolean Logic.
2. First Order Logic.
3. Undecidability in Logic.

III. P AND NP.

1. Relations between Complexity Classes.
2. Reductions and Completeness.
3. NP-Complete Problems.
4. coNP and Function Problems.
5. Randomized Computation.
6. Cryptography.
7. Approximability.
8. On P vs. NP.

IV. INSIDE P.

1. Parallel Computation.
2. Logarithmic Space.

V. BEYOND NP.

1. The Polynomial Hierarchy.
2. Computation That Counts.
3. Polynomial Space.
4. A Glimpse Beyond. 0201530821T04062001


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