Improved Pseudorandom Generators for Combinatorial Rectangles

We construct a pseudorandom generator which uses bits and approximates the volume of any combinatorial rectangle in to within error. This improves on the previous construction using bits by Armoni, Saks, Wigderson, and Zhou [4]. For a subclass of rectangles with at most nontrivial dimensions and each dimension being an interval, we also give a pseudorandom generator using bits. This again improves the previous upper bound by Chari, Rohatgi, and Srinivasan [5].

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Received July 29, 1998

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Lu, CJ. Improved Pseudorandom Generators for Combinatorial Rectangles. Combinatorica 22, 417–434 (2002).

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  • AMS Subject Classification (2000) Classes:  05B40, 68Q25, 68R05