Introduction to Complexity Theory
by Oded Goldreich
1999
Number of pages: 375
Description:
Complexity Theory is a central field of Theoretical Computer Science, with a remarkable list of celebrated achievements as well as a very vibrant present research activity. The field is concerned with the study of the intrinsic complexity of computational tasks, and this study tend to aim at generality: It focuses on natural computational resources, and the effect of limiting those on the class of problems that can be solved. These lecture notes were taken by students attending my year-long introductory course on Complexity Theory, given in 1998-99 at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The course was aimed at exposing the students to the basic results and research directions in the field. The focus was on concepts and ideas, and complex technical proofs were avoided. It was assumed that students have taken a course in computability, and hence are familiar with Turing Machines.
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