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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI1 Time Complexity

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI2 Consider a deterministic Turing Machine which decides a language

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI3 For any string the computation of terminates in a finite amount of transitions Accept or Reject Initial state

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI4 Accept or Reject Decision Time = #transitions Initial state

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI5 Consider now all strings of length = maximum time required to decide any string of length

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI6 Max time to accept a string of length STRING LENGTH TIME

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI7 Time Complexity Class: All Languages decidable by a deterministic Turing Machine in time

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI8 Example: This can be decided in time

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI9 Other example problems in the same class

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI10 Examples in class:

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI11 Examples in class: CYK algorithm Matrix multiplication

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI12 Polynomial time algorithms: Represents tractable algorithms: for small we can decide the result fast constant

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI13 It can be shown:

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI14 The Time Complexity Class tractable problems polynomial time algorithms Represents:

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI15 CYK-algorithm Class Matrix multiplication

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI16 Exponential time algorithms: Represent intractable algorithms: Some problem instances may take centuries to solve

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI17 Example: the Hamiltonian Path Problem Question: is there a Hamiltonian path from s to t? s t

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI18 s t YES!

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI19 Exponential time Intractable problem A solution: search exhaustively all paths L = { : there is a Hamiltonian path in G from s to t}

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI20 The clique problem Does there exist a clique of size 5?

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI21 The clique problem Does there exist a clique of size 5?

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI22 Example: The Satisfiability Problem Boolean expressions in Conjunctive Normal Form: Variables Question: is the expression satisfiable? clauses

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI23 Satisfiable: Example:

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI24 Not satisfiable Example:

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI25 Algorithm: search exhaustively all the possible binary values of the variables exponential

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI26 Non-Determinism Language class: A Non-Deterministic Turing Machine decides each string of length in time

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI27 Non-Deterministic Polynomial time algorithms:

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI28 The class Non-Deterministic Polynomial time

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI29 Example: The satisfiability problem Non-Deterministic algorithm: Guess an assignment of the variables Check if this is a satisfying assignment

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI30 Time for variables: Total time: Guess an assignment of the variables Check if this is a satisfying assignment

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI31 The satisfiability problem is an - Problem

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI32 Observation: Deterministic Polynomial Non-Deterministic Polynomial

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI33 Open Problem: WE DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER

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Fall 2006Costas Busch - RPI34 Example: Does the Satisfiability problem have a polynomial time deterministic algorithm? WE DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER Open Problem:

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