The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lance Fortnow

The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible

Princeton University Press
Publication date: March 2013
ISBN: 9781400846610
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The P-NP problem is the most important open problem in computer science, if not all of mathematics. The Golden Ticket provides a nontechnical introduction to P-NP, its rich history, and its algorithmic implications for everything we do with computers and beyond. In this informative and entertaining book, Lance Fortnow traces how the problem arose during the Cold War on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and gives examples of the problem from a variety of disciplines, including economics, physics, and biology. He explores problems that capture the full difficulty of the P-NP dilemma, from discovering the shortest route through all the rides at Disney World to finding large groups of friends on Facebook. But difficulty also has its advantages. Hard problems allow us to safely conduct electronic commerce and maintain privacy in our online lives.

The Golden Ticket explores what we truly can and cannot achieve computationally, describing the benefits and unexpected challenges of the P-NP problem.

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The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lance Fortnow
Princeton University Press, March 2013
ISBN: 9781400846610
EAN:  2370004811321
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $26.95 eBook price: $25.99
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Princeton University Press, March 2013
ISBN: 9781400846610
EAN:  9781400846610
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $26.95 eBook price: $25.99