Computability and Complexity
Publisher: Wikibooks 2010
This book is intended as an introductory textbook in Computability Theory and Complexity Theory, with an emphasis on Formal Languages. Its target audience is Computer Science and Math students with some background in programming, data structures, and discrete math, such as a sophomore in a Computer Science program.
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by Oded Goldreich
Complexity theory is the study of the intrinsic complexity of computational tasks. The book is aimed at exposing the students to the basic results and research directions in the field. The focus was on concepts, complex technical proofs were avoided.
by Tim Roughgarden - Stanford University
The two biggest goals of the course are: 1. Learn several canonical problems that have proved the most useful for proving lower bounds; 2. Learn how to reduce lower bounds for fundamental algorithmic problems to communication complexity lower bounds.
by Ben Goertzel - Plenum Press
This text applies the concepts of complexity science to provide an explanation of all aspects of human creativity. The book describes the model that integrates ideas from computer science, mathematics, neurobiology, philosophy, and psychology.
by Johan Håstad
This set of notes gives the broad picture of modern complexity theory, defines the basic complexity classes, gives some examples of each complexity class and proves the most standard relations. The author emphasizes the ideas involved in the proofs.