Structural Complexity I

  • José Luis Balcázar
  • Josep Díaz
  • Joaquim Gabarró
Part of the EATCS Monographs on Theoretical Computer Science Series book series (EATCS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 1-4
  3. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 5-33
  4. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 34-55
  5. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 56-82
  6. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 83-98
  7. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 99-129
  8. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 130-149
  9. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 150-159
  10. José Luis Balcázar, Josep Díaz, Joaquim Gabarró
    Pages 160-176
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 177-191

About this book

Introduction

Since the achievement of a fonnal definition of the concept of "algorithm", the Mathematical Theory of Computation has developed into a broad and rich discipline. The notion of "complexity of an algorithm" yields an important area of research, known as Complexity Theory, that can be approached from several points of view. Some of these are briefly discussed in the Introduction and, in particular, our view of the "Structural" approach is outlined there. We feel the subject is mature enough to permit collecting and interrelating many of the results in book fonn. Let us point out that a substantial part of the knowledge in Structural Complexity Theory can be found only in specialized journals, symposia proceedings, and monographs like doctoral dissertations or similar texts, mostly unpublished. We believe that a task to be done soon is a systematization of the interconnections between all the research lines; this is a serious and long task. We hope that the two volumes of this book can serve as a starting point for this systematization process.

Keywords

Alphabet Turing machine algorithms automata complexity complexity theory formal language structural complexity

Authors and affiliations

  • José Luis Balcázar
    • 1
  • Josep Díaz
    • 1
  • Joaquim Gabarró
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultat d’InformàticaUniversität Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97062-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97064-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97062-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2654
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