In computational applications, an algorithm may solve a given problem, but be "infeasible" in practice because it requires large time and space resources. A "feasible" algorithm requires a "small" amount of time and/or memory and can be implemented on an abstract computational device such as a Turing machine or a boolean circuit. In investigating feasible algorithms, a wide variety of tools from combinatorics, logic, computational complexity theory and algebra can be employed. The purpose of the workshop on which this volume is based was to carry on the work of the first "Feasible Mathematics" workshop, held in 1989. Both workshops were held at Cornell University and sponsored by the University and Mathematics Sciences Institute. This volume contains contributions to feasible mathematics in three areas: computational complexity theory, proof theory and algebra, with substantial overlap between different fields. Among the topics covered are: boolean circuit lower bounds, novel characteristics of various boolean and sequential complexity classes, fixed-parameter tractability, higher order feasible functionals, higher order programs related to Plotkin's PCF, combinatorial proofs of feasible length, bounded arithmetic, feasible interpretations, polynomial time categoricity, and algebraic properties of finitely generated recursively enumerable algebras.
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Number of pages: 456
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at