Download PDF by Ingo Wegener, R. Pruim: Complexity Theory

By Ingo Wegener, R. Pruim

ISBN-10: 3540210458

ISBN-13: 9783540210450

Complexity thought is the speculation of opting for the required assets for the answer of algorithmic difficulties and, accordingly, the bounds what's attainable with the to be had assets. the implications hinder the hunt for non-existing effective algorithms. the speculation of NP-completeness has encouraged the advance of all components of machine technology. New branches of complexity thought react to all new algorithmic concepts.
This textbook considers randomization as a key thought. the selected matters have implications to concrete purposes. the importance of complexity concept for todays computing device technology is under pressure.

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Each new run uses new random bits. If all of the runs fail, then our new algorithm fails. ”. The new algorithm can output any one of these correct results. The failure-rate of the new algorithm is (1 − 1/p(n))t(n) . We let t(n) := (ln 2)·p(n)·q(n) . Then t(n) is a polynomial, so the runtime of 1 m ) ≤ the new algorithm is polynomially bounded. Furthermore, since (1 − m 32 3 Fundamental Complexity Classes e−1 , we have (1 − 1/p(n))(ln 2)·p(n)·q(n) ≤ e−(ln 2)·q(n) = 2−q(n) . To reduce the failure-probability from 1 − 1/n to 2−n , fewer than n2 repetitions of the algorithm are required.

These results are evaluated as follows: • (1, 0): Since A(x) = 1, x must be in L. ) So we accept x. • (0, 1): Since A(x) = 1, x must be in L. ) So we reject x. ”. The new algorithm is error-free. If x ∈ L, then A(x) = 0 with certainty, and A(x) = 1 with probability at least 1/2, so the new algorithm accepts x with probability at least 1/2. If x ∈ / L, then it follows in an analogous way that the new algorithm rejects with probability at least 1/2. All together, this implies that the new algorithm is a ZPP algorithm for L.

Using independent repetitions the failure-rate of the algorithm for B can be reduced so that the total failure-rate when there are q(n) calls is small enough. In complexity theory the clearly understood term “algorithmically no more difficult than” is not actually used. 1 When Are Two Problems Algorithmically Similar? 45 theory and logic, we speak instead of reductions: We have reduced the problem of finding an efficient algorithm for A to the problem of finding an efficient algorithm for B. Since efficiency is in terms of polynomial time, and according to the Extended Church-Turing Thesis we may choose Turing machines as our model of computation, the statement “A is algorithmically no more difficult that B” is abbreviated A ≤T B, and read “A is (polynomial time) Turing reducible to B”.

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