Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics (Heftet)

Serie: Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 384
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity
ISBN/EAN: 9780195177381
Omtale: Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics
Computer science and physics have been closely linked since the birth of modern computing. In recent years, an interdisciplinary area has blossomed at the junction of these fields, connecting insights from statistical physics with basic computational challenges. Researchers have successfully applied techniques from the study of phase transitions to analyze NP-complete problems such as satisfiability and graph coloring. This is leading to a new understanding of the structure of these problems, and of how algorithms perform on them. Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics will serve as a standard reference and pedagogical aid to statistical physics methods in computer science, with a particular focus on phase transitions in combinatorial problems. Addressed to a broad range of readers, the book includes substantial background material along with current research by leading computer scientists, mathematicians, and physicists. It will prepare students and researchers from all of these fields to contribute to this exciting area.

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