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On the complexity of some problems for the Blum, Shub & Smale model

  • Felipe Cucker
  • Francesc Rosselló
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 583)

Abstract

We show some problems deriving from real algebra and semialgebraic geometry to be NP-complete or coNP-complete for the Blum, Shub and Smale model of computation. We also introduce a class of languages R lying between P and NP that uses probabilistic machines, and several problems from the same area are classified as “probably noncomplete” by showing their membership in R.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felipe Cucker
    • 1
  • Francesc Rosselló
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Llenguatges i Sistemes InformàticsUniv. Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. Matemàtiques i InformàticaUniv. de les Illes Balears Palma deMallorcaSpain

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