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Accessible and self-contained text addressing both graduate students and researchers
Two introductory chapters provide basic background material
Leads the reader to research level questions in various topics of current interest in computational complexity
This book brings together contributions by leading researchers in computational complexity theory written in honor of Somenath Biswas on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. They discuss current trends and exciting developments in this flourishing area of research and offer fresh perspectives on various aspects of complexity theory. The topics covered include arithmetic circuit complexity, lower bounds and polynomial identity testing, the isomorphism conjecture, space-bounded computation, graph isomorphism, resolution and proof complexity, entropy and randomness. Several chapters have a tutorial flavor. The aim is to make recent research in these topics accessible to graduate students and senior undergraduates in computer science and mathematics. It can also be useful as a resource for teaching advanced level courses in computational complexity.
Content Level »Graduate
Keywords »arithmetic circuits - complete sets - information theory - lower bounds - space and time complexity classes