Interactive proof systems with public coin: Lower space bounds and hierarchies of complexity classes

  • Maciej Liśkiewicz
Probabilism
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1200)

Abstract

This paper studies small space-bounded interactive proof systems (IPSs) using public coin tosses, respectively Turing machines with both nondeterministic and probabilistic states, that works with bounded number of rounds of interactions. For this model of computations new impossibility results are shown. As a consequence we prove that for sublogarithmic space bounds, IPSs working in k rounds are less powerful than systems of 2kk−1 rounds of interactions. It is well known that such a property does not hold for polynomial time bounds. Babai showed that in this case any constant number of rounds can be reduced to 2 rounds.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Liśkiewicz
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  1. 1.International Computer Science InstituteBerkeleyUSA

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