Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics

ISBN-10: 019517738X
ISBN-13: 9780195177381
Authors: Allon Percus, Gabriel Istrate, Cristopher Moore
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Computer science and physics have been closely linked since the birth of modern computing. In recent years, an interdisciplinary area has blossomed at the junction of these fields, connecting insights from statistical physics with basic computational challenges. Researchers have successfully applied techniques from the study of phase transitions to analyze NP-complete problems such as satisfiability and graph coloring. This is leading to a new understanding of the structure ofthese problems, and of how algorithms perform on them. Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics will serve as a standard reference and pedagogical aid to statistical physics methods in computer science, with a…    
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 384 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 1.188 lbs. Language: English