# Tagged Questions

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### Groups whose word problem can be solved in constant time

Given a finitely generated group $G$, define an encoding of $G$ to be a one-to-one function $\Phi:G\to \bigcup_n \{0,1\}^n$ that sends each group element to a unique finite word. For $a,b\in G$, ...

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### Analysis of algorithms [closed]

I'm looking at the video
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00sc-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-spring-2011/unit-1/lecture-3-problem-solving/
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### On weight enumerators of codes

Are there $[n,k]_q$ constant rate $\frac kn$ and constant alphabet linear code families with automorphism group of size $\Omega((n-n^\beta)!)$ that have minimum distance $d=O(n^\alpha)$ and number of ...

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### Finding minimum weight codeword of MDS RS code

For a $[n,k,n-k+1]_q$ Reed Solomon code is there a polynomial time algorithm to find at least one minimum weight $(n-k+1)$ codeword? I searched in literature and I could not find one and hence I am ...

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### Complexity for solving linear equations?

What is the best known complexity for finding a vector $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ to minimize $||Ax - b||^2$ and/or to solve (when possible) the system of linear equations $Ax=b$?
I am interested in ...

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### Efficient deterministic algorithms of factorizing

My question is about efficient deterministic algorithms of factorizing polynomials of degree $n$ over $\mathbb{F}_q$.
Are there such algorithms that use poly$(n, \log q)$ bit operations?
I know ...

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### An efficient isomorphism between finite fields

Let $p$ be a prime number. Let $f$ and $g$ be irreducible polynomials over $\mathbb{F}_p$, both of degree $n$. We know that factor-rings $\mathbb{F}_p[x]/(f)$ and $\mathbb{F}_p[x]/(g)$ are isomorphic ...

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### Computational complexity of computing simplicial homology

Is there any literature regarding the fastest known algorithm to compute the homology groups of a simplicial complex (on n vertices)? What about computing the fundamental group? The context is to tell ...

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### Why should Algebraic Geometers and Representation Theorists care about Geometric Complexity Theory?

Geometric Complexity Theory has demonstrated that Complexity Theorists should care about Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory, but, why should Algebraic Geometers and Representation Theorists ...

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### Effective “almost enumeration” of monotone boolean functions

Denote by $\mathcal{M}(n)$ the set of all monotone functions $\{0,1\}^n \to \{0,1\}$.
Can $\mathcal{M}(n)$ be represented as $\mathcal{M}(n) = \{ f(t) | t\in \{0,1\}^k \}$ such that:
1) $k = \log |\...

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### Recognizing cubic graphs decomposable into 2-factor with given cycle type

Petersen's theorem states that every cubic, bridgeless graph contains a perfect matching. It implies that the edge set $E$ can be partitioned into a perfect matching and a 2-factor.
Determining the ...

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### Generating set of Graph-Automorphism from Direct Product

Notation:
$H$ is the adjacency matrix of graph $\mathcal{H}$ .
$$H = \begin{bmatrix}
H_{(3)} & R_{(3, 2)} & R_{(3,1)} \\
R_{(3,2)} & H_{(2)} & R_{(2,1)} \\
R_{(3,1)} & R_{(2,1)}...

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### Counting contingency tables with unary inputs

Given $2$ sequences $A = (a_1,\dots,a_k)$ and $B = (b_1,\dots,b_l)$ of natural numbers. A contingency table is a matrix in $\mathbb{N}^{k \times l}$ with row sums $A$ and column sums $B$.
Counting ...

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### GI-hard problems that would benefit from efficient algorithm for GI

The exponential time hypothesis (ETH) states that 3SAT can not be solved in subexponential time. As far as I know, it is not known whether an efficient algorithm for graph isomorphism problem (GI) ...

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### Is there an efficient algorithm for testing isomorphism of projective planes?

Isomorphism testing is a core problem in computational complexity. Recently, Babai has shown that Graph Isomorphism problem for general graphs can be solved in quasipolynomial time. Long time before ...

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### Analogues of Specker sequences for different complexity classes

Consider the standard definition of computable real numbers: a real number $r$ is computable just in case $r$ is the limit of a sequence $(a_i)_{i \in \mathbb{N}}$ such that (1) the function $i \...

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### Complexity of integer programming with added predicates

A classical theorem in Integer Programming by Lenstra says that any integer system
$$A x \le b$$
can be solved in polynomial time, where $A \in \mathbb{Z}^{m \times n}, x \in \mathbb{Z}^n, b \in \...

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### Finite objects for which isomorphism is NP-hard or harder?

Are there finite objects for which deciding isomorphism
is NP-hard or harder?
Graphs and groups are not solutions.
Searching the web didn't return answer for me.
Partial result based on Chow's ...

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### bounded degree graph colouring.

I was wondering if anyone could provide references on the following:
Is determining the chromatic number of a bounded degree graph APX-complete?
2.I've seen the result that states it is NP-hard ...

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### Hypergraph edge colouring

I'm interested in knowing if finding the edge-chromatic number of a $k$-uniform $k$-partite hypergraph is NP-hard for $k\geq 3$ Could anyone provide a reference for the result? By edge-chromatic ...

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### Turing and Many one reductions in computability versus complexity

What are some non-trivial (please exclude poly time definitional difference) differences between Turing versus Many-one reductions in computability theory and those that occur in complexity theory?

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### Complexity of Turing Machine behavior

If one looks at the code for a Turing Machine (TM) with
$q$ states and, let's say, $2$ symbols, they all look
pretty much the same:
A list of $5$-tuples:
$$
< state, symbol{-}read, symbol{-}to{-}...

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### Calculation of cardinality of Jacobians

The problem of calculation the number of rational points on curves over finite fields is $\#P$-complete - "Counting curves and their projections".
Is it true for calculation of number of rational ...

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### Checking Mertens and the like in less than linear time or less than $\sqrt{x}$ space

Say you want to check that $|\sum_{n\leq x} \mu(n)|\leq \sqrt{x}$ for all
$x\leq X$. (I am actually interested in checking that $\sum_{n\leq x} \mu(n)/n|\leq c/\sqrt{x}$, where $c$ is a constant, and ...

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### Decidability of convex rearrangements of polygons

Triggered by the MO question,
"How many convex shapes can be made with the pieces of the Stomachion?," I would like to pose this question:
Q. Given $n$ polygons in a set $S$, say each with integer ...

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### an algebraic variety for a boolean circuit

There is a polynomial reduction from a $3-CNF$ $SAT$ problem to some system of polynomial equations over $\mathbb{F}_2$.
I mean there is polynomial reduction $F$ such that for every boolean ...

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### Reference requests for tiling easiness [closed]

For Wang tile problem, is there some general statements in a paper stating that the more tiles (supposed provided by random) available, the easier it is for these tiles to tile the plane? Thank you.

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### Languages beyond enumerable

A language is a set of finite-length strings from some finite alphabet $\Sigma$.
It is no loss of generality (for my purposes) to take $\Sigma=\{0,1\}$; so a language is a set of bit-strings.
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### Complexity of solving systems of linear diophantine equations

It is "well known" that a matrix system $Ax=b$ where $A\in \Bbb Z^{m\times n}$, $x\in \Bbb Z^n,b\in\Bbb Z^m$ for some $m,n \in \Bbb N$, can be solved in polynomial time, using Smith/Hermite Normal ...

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### Zero knowledge proof of equality

Alice and Bob each secretly chooses an integer between 1 and 10, a and b. They want to know (with high probability) whether or ...

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### Average nastiness of a Newton polytope

Given a Newton polytope $P$ inside the $d$-scaled simplex ( i.e $\alpha \in P \implies | \alpha |=d $ ), then we define the following quantity:
$$ P(x)= \left( \sum_{\alpha \in P} \binom{d}{\alpha}...

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### Permutation search problems with no known $o(n!)$ algorithms

I am looking for problems for whose solution no known subfactorial algorithms are known. I am particularly interested in questions of isomorphism; that is, is there a permutation that converts one ...

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### Finding an “optimal” quotient in a free group

Consider the abelian free group $G = \mathbf{Z}^n$ of rank $n$ and a finite subset $A \subset G \setminus \{0\}$. Since $G$ is residually finite, there is a subgroup $H \subset G$ such that $A \cap H =...

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### About Renyi entropy

If one is given a joint probability distribution over a finite set of discrete random variables then I guess there a notion of $\alpha-$Renyi entropy defined for it as $S_\alpha (X_1,..,X_n) = \frac{...

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### State of the art for univariate complex polynomials factorization with algebraic coefficients

Let $\mathbb{K}:=\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ be the field of algebraic numbers. We choose to represent an element of $\mathbb{K}$ as its minimal monic polynomial, which is a vector in some $\mathbb{Q}^n$.
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### Complexity of graph isomorphism

Last year, Laszlo Babai proved that the graph isomorphism problem can be solved in time:
$$ \exp(O(\log^c n)) $$
where $n$ is the number of vertices.
What is the best bound we have for $c$? (The ...

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### How I can prove the equality $P^{P_{\operatorname{space}}}=NP^{P_{\operatorname{space}}}=P_{\operatorname{space}}^{P_{\operatorname{space}}}$ [closed]

I know how to prove that if $A \in P^{P_{\operatorname{space}}}$ then $A \in NP^{P_{\operatorname{space}}}$ and $A \in P_{\operatorname{space}}^{P_{\operatorname{space}}}$.
I don't know how to prove ...

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### Why is solving polynomial systems NP hard?

Solving polynomial systems is known to be a NP hard problem; however it is not completely clear to me where this complexity comes from.
My interest is in the case of systems of multivariate ...

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### Is there any real quadratic ring for which the Euclidean algorithm is polynomial?

We know from Rolletschek's work that the Euclidean algorithm of $\mathbb{Z}[i]$ is polynomial. Indeed, let $n$ be the maximum number of steps in the Euclidean algorithm applied to $u,v \in\mathbb{Z}[i]...

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### Can primes be (almost) random sequence in von Mises sense?

Random models for primes (such as Cramer's model) have been extensively used for informal justification of various conjectures involving primes. It is crucial to understand in what sense sequence of ...

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### Complexity of $\mathbb{Z}^n$ tilings

Let $\mathcal{T} \subset \mathbb{Z}^n$ be a finite set. Let $\Lambda \subset \mathbb{Z}^n$ be a full rank lattice.
We say that $\mathcal{T}$ is a $\Lambda$-tile for $\mathbb{Z}^n$ if the following ...

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### What is the complexity of finding a third Hamilton Cycle in cubic graph?

According to Smith Theorem: if a cubic graph has a hamilton circuit then it must have a second one. SMITH : Given a Hamilton circuit in a 3-regular graph, find a second Hamilton circuit. It is known ...

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### Littlewood-Richardson rule for the complete flag variety: GapP complete?

The cohomology ring of a complete flag variety $X$ has a basis of Schubert classes $S_u$ for permutations $u$. Define the Littlewood-Richardson coefficient $c_{uv}^w$ for permutations $u,v,w$ to be ...

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### Graph colouring for bounded degree graphs

I'm fairly new to colourings on bounded degree graphs i'm interested in the following questions,
For planar graphs with bounded degree $4$ is finding the colouring number $NP$-hard? So is ...

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### Bounded Arithmetic vs Complexity Theory

In this post, when I talk about bounded arithmetic theories,
I mean the theories of arithmetic according to "Logical Foundations of Proof Complexity", which capture the complexity classes between $AC^...

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### Complexity class of matrix generalization of knapsack problem

Let $n$ be a natural number, $u_+,v_+,u_-,v_-$ be real or complex column vectors of length $n$, and $M_1,M_2,\ldots,M_k$ be a finite collection of $n\times n$ real or complex matrices.
Consider the ...

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### Directed edge-colouring

I'm interested to know whether the following problem is NP-complete or if there is an algorithm to solve it.
Suppose we are given a directed graph $G=(V,E^{\rightarrow})$ and we want to colour the ...

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### How to complete the NP-hardness proof of GENERAL-SQUARE-PRODUCT?

I am interested in the complexity of the following problem:
GENERAL-SQUARE-PRODUCT
INSTANCE: Two sets $A=\{a_1,\ldots,a_n\}$ and $B=\{b_1,\ldots,b_n\}$ of integers, a positive integer $k<n$ and a ...

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### Is deciding if one planar graph is dual to another really NP-hard (Wikipedia claim)?

Wikipedia claims (permanent link) without reference:
Testing whether one planar graph is dual to another is NP-complete.
Another claim with reference:
For any plane graph G, the medial graph ...

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### Factoring a multiset into a product of two multisets

Given a multiset $S$ of $mn$ numbers, how hard is to find multisets $A$ and $B$, of $m$ and $n$ numbers respectively, such that
$$ S = \{ xy \mid x\in A, y\in B \}~~~~\text{(multiset sense)}, $$
or ...