On Lower Bounds for Multiplicative Circuits and Linear Circuits in Noncommutative Domains

  • V. Arvind
  • S. Raja
  • A. V. Sreejith
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8476)


In this paper we show some lower bounds for the size of multiplicative circuits computing multi-output functions in some noncommutative domains such as monoids and finite groups. We also introduce and study a generalization of linear circuits in which the goal is to compute MY where Y is a vector of indeterminates and M is a matrix whose entries come from noncommutative rings. We show some lower bounds in this setting as well.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Arvind
    • 1
  • S. Raja
    • 1
  • A. V. Sreejith
    • 2
  1. 1.The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)ChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)MumbaiIndia

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