Computational Complexity

CS254

Stanford School of Engineering


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Description

An introduction to computational complexity theory. Topics include the P versus NP problem and other major challenges of complexity theory; Space complexity: Savitch's theorem and the Immerman-Szelepscényi theorem; P, NP, coNP, and the polynomial hierarchy; The power of randomness in computation; Non-uniform computation and circuit complexity; Interactive proofs.

Prerequisites

CS154 or equivalent; mathematical maturity.

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