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Solving NP-Complete ProblemsSolving NP-Complete Problems
by F. D. Lewis - University of Kentucky , 2013
This is an on-line textbook on heuristic algorithms. From the table of contents: Classes of Problems; Integer Programming; Enumeration Techniques; Dynamic Programming; Approximate Solutions; Local Optimization; Natural Models.
(1461 views)

Computability and ComplexityComputability and Complexity
- Wikibooks , 2010
This book is intended as an introductory textbook in Computability Theory and Complexity Theory, with an emphasis on Formal Languages. Its target audience is CS and Math students with some background in programming and data structures.
(1380 views)

P, NP, and NP-Completeness: The Basics of Complexity TheoryP, NP, and NP-Completeness: The Basics of Complexity Theory
by Oded Goldreich - Cambridge University Press , 2010
The main focus of the current book is on the P-vs-NP Question and the theory of NP-completeness. Additional topics that are covered include the treatment of the general notion of a reduction between computational problems.
(2005 views)

Think Complexity: Complexity Science and Computational ModelingThink Complexity: Complexity Science and Computational Modeling
by Allen B. Downey - Green Tea Press , 2012
This book is about complexity science, data structures and algorithms, intermediate programming in Python, and the philosophy of science. The book focuses on discrete models, which include graphs, cellular automata, and agent-based models.
(1887 views)

Parallel Complexity TheoryParallel Complexity Theory
by Ian Parberry - Prentice Hall , 1987
The rapid growth of parallel complexity theory has led to a proliferation of parallel machine models. This book presents a unified theory of parallel computation based on a network model. It is the first such synthesis in book form.
(2053 views)

Measure-Preserving SystemsMeasure-Preserving Systems
by Karl Petersen - University of North Carolina , 2008
These notes provide an introduction to the subject of measure-preserving dynamical systems, discussing the dynamical viewpoint; how and from where measure-preserving systems arise; the construction of measures and invariant measures; etc.
(1557 views)

Algorithmic Randomness and ComplexityAlgorithmic Randomness and Complexity
by R. G. Downey, D. R. Hirschfeldt - Springer , 2010
Computability and complexity theory are two central areas of research in theoretical computer science. This book provides a systematic, technical development of algorithmic randomness and complexity for scientists from diverse fields.
(2465 views)

Specifying SystemsSpecifying Systems
by Leslie Lamport - Addison-Wesley Professional , 2002
This book shows how to write unambiguous specifications of complex computer systems. It provides a complete reference manual for the TLA+, the language developed by the author for writing simple and elegant specifications of algorithms and protocols.
(5435 views)

Computability and Complexity from a Programming PerspectiveComputability and Complexity from a Programming Perspective
by Neil D. Jones - The MIT Press , 1997
The author builds a bridge between computability and complexity theory and other areas of computer science. Jones uses concepts familiar from programming languages to make computability and complexity more accessible to computer scientists.
(4383 views)

Foundations of CryptographyFoundations of Cryptography
by Oded Goldreich - Cambridge University Press , 2007
The book gives the mathematical underpinnings for cryptography; this includes one-way functions, pseudorandom generators, and zero-knowledge proofs. Throughout, definitions are complete and detailed; proofs are rigorous and given in full.
(5932 views)

Computational Complexity: A Conceptual PerspectiveComputational Complexity: A Conceptual Perspective
by Oded Goldreich - Cambridge University Press , 2008
This book offers a comprehensive perspective to modern topics in complexity theory. It can be used as an introduction as either a textbook or for self-study, or to experts, since it provides expositions of the various sub-areas of complexity theory.
(4006 views)

From Complexity to CreativityFrom Complexity to Creativity
by Ben Goertzel - Plenum Press , 1996
This text applies the concepts of complexity science to provide an explanation of all aspects of human creativity. The book describes the model that integrates ideas from computer science, mathematics, neurobiology, philosophy, and psychology.
(9912 views)

Complexity and ComputationComplexity and Computation
by Allen Downey - Green Tea Press , 2011
This book is about data structures and algorithms, intermediate programming in Python, complexity science and the philosophy of science. The book covers Graphs, Analysis of algorithms, Scale-free networks, Cellular Automata, Agent-based models, etc.
(8842 views)

Lecture Notes on Computational ComplexityLecture Notes on Computational Complexity
by Luca Trevisan , 2004
Notes from a graduate courses on Computational Complexity. The first 15 lectures cover fundamentals, the remaining is advanced material: Hastad's optimal inapproximability results, lower bounds for parity in bounded depth-circuits, and more.
(3932 views)

Introduction to Computational ComplexityIntroduction to Computational Complexity
by Martin Tompa , 1991
Lecture notes for a graduate course on computational complexity taught at the University of Washington. Alternating Turing machines are introduced very early, and deterministic and nondeterministic Turing machines treated as special cases.
(3568 views)

Introduction to Complexity TheoryIntroduction to Complexity Theory
by Oded Goldreich , 1999
Complexity theory is the study of the intrinsic complexity of computational tasks. The book is aimed at exposing the students to the basic results and research directions in the field. The focus was on concepts, complex technical proofs were avoided.
(3740 views)

Complexity Theory: A Modern ApproachComplexity Theory: A Modern Approach
by Sanjeev Arora, Boaz Barak - Cambridge University Press , 2008
The book provides an introduction to basic complexity classes, lower bounds on resources required to solve tasks on concrete models such as decision trees or circuits, derandomization and pseudorandomness, proof complexity, quantum computing, etc.
(5693 views)

Complexity TheoryComplexity Theory
by Johan HÃ¥stad , 2008
This set of notes gives the broad picture of modern complexity theory, defines the basic complexity classes, gives some examples of each complexity class and proves the most standard relations. The author emphasizes the ideas involved in the proofs.
(4077 views)

Algorithms and ComplexityAlgorithms and Complexity
by Herbert S. Wilf - AK Peters, Ltd. , 1994
An introductory textbook on the design and analysis of algorithms. Recursive algorithms are illustrated by Quicksort, FFT, and fast matrix multiplications. Algorithms in number theory are discussed with some applications to public key encryption.
(9498 views)