# Questions tagged [sat]

Questions about the Boolean satisfiability problem from computability and complexity theory. If your question is about the college entrance exam called the SAT, you are on the wrong site.

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### Is there an algorithm for this constrained Hypergraph optimization problem?

I'm currently developing an algorithm for computing knot coloring invariants and got to the following question:
Given a set $S$ and a certain hyper-graph $H \subseteq S^3 $, find a decomposition $S = ...

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### How to square the (approximate) model count of a cnf formula?

Suppose I have a cnf formula (say $F$ with $n$ solutions) and an approximate model counter which gives
c-factor result (i.e. the actual count lies between $1/2^c$ to $2^c$ times the value returned).
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### How hard is gapped satisfiability?

It is well known that general satisfiability (of polynomially many clauses) is NP-hard, and in fact, it is conjectured that an algorithm deciding instances of SAT takes time nearly $2^n$ on $n$ ...

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### Representing mathematical statements as SAT instances

The following problem (call it THEOREMS) belongs to class NP.
Input: Mathematical statement $S$ (written in some formal system such as ZFC) and positive integer $n$ written in unary.
Output: "Yes" if ...

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### $3$SAT generation with prescribed number of solutions

Given $n,k\in\Bbb N$ with $0\leq k \leq 2^n$ can we generate an uniformly random instance among all possible solutions of an $n$ variable $3$-SAT instance and exactly $k$ solutions in $poly(n\log k)$ ...

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### What is wrong with the argument that zero permanent is polynomial?

This Lecture summarizes some well known facts about $\#P$ completeness of permanent.
Given a CNF formula $\phi$ on $n$ variables, they construct
matrix $A$ such that:
$$perm(A)=4^{3m} \#SAT(\phi)$$
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### Does “U-SAT in P” imply “P=NP”

Valiant & Vazirani proved SAT transforms UNIQUE SAT under randomized probabilistic reductions in polynomial time. Calabro et al. showed that UNIQUE k-SAT is as hard as k-SAT. Now the question is, ...

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### relationship of max-sat and min-cut in theory and practice [closed]

I have been using MAX-SAT solver to obtain the exact ground state of ising spin glass model:
For 1D periodic model, for systems with 50 binary variables and interaction range of 15th nearest ...

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### What kind of SAT am I dealing with here?

Problem set up: I have a long list of variables, $v_i$ (say about 200 total).
I am given a bunch of Boolean statements as follows:
$$\omega_1\land \omega_2\land \omega_3\land \omega_4\land \omega_5 \...

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### Complexity of finding three perfect matchings with no edge in common in a bridgeless cubic graph

According to a conjecture:
Conjecture (Fan & Raspaud, 1994) Every bridgeless cubic graph contains three perfect matchings with no edge in common.
Equivalent statement here
Main question:
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### How hard is Heyting satisfiability, i.e. the constructive version of SAT? In particular, is 2-HSAT NL-complete or is it harder?

First of all, is it clear what I mean by $k$-HSAT?
I'm assuming that for $k>2$, $k$-HSAT is NP-complete, but the details of the reductions between $k$-HSAT and $k$-SAT aren't obvious to me.
I'm ...

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### Generating 3SAT circuit for Integer factorization example

I read somewhere that 3SAT can be used to solve Integer Factorization.
If that is true, could someone teach me a simple example of generating the 3SAT by using a small number? Let's say you are given ...

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### SAT and Arithmetic Geometry

This is an agglomeration of several questions, linked by a single observation: SAT is equivalent to determining the existence of roots for a system of polynomial equations over $\mathbb{F}_2$ (note ...

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### Counterexamples for this algorithm for recognizing lexicographic product of graphs?

Found a possible reduction from recognizing lexicographic product of graphs to 2SAT
(since 2SAT is polynomial, the algorithm is polynomial).
Can't prove completeness of the algorithm and since it is ...

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### Deciding / Approximating Parity of Small Depth Decision Trees

Let C be a circuit such that:
C: $\{0,1\}^n$ to $\{0,1\}$
the top most gate is a parity gate
all the inputs to the parity gate are small depth decision trees
there is a total of $2^{ log^k n}$ ...