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Computational Complexity Theory

  1. Eric Allender

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse542

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Allender, E. 2009. Computational Complexity Theory. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 500–506.

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

Abstract

This article is a brief overview of the field of computational complexity theory.

Keywords:

  • complexity theory;
  • reducibility;
  • complexity classes;
  • complete sets;
  • intractability;
  • P;
  • NP;
  • PSPACE;
  • EXP