## Spring 1996

## Math 691/450, MW 8:30-10 DRL 4C8

*Office*: Room 4E6 in David Rittenhouse Laboratory

*Telephone*: eight five nine eight three
( *Math. Dept. Office*: eight eight one seven eight )

*Fax:* three four zero six three

*E-mail*: lastname at math

*Office Hours*: By appointment

## Additional classes

In addition to the regular meeting times,
the class will also meet:
- Friday, March 8, 2-4 p.m., DRL 4C6
- Friday, April 12, 2-4 p.m., DRL 4C6
- Friday, April 26, 2-4 p.m., DRL 4C6

## Textbook

C.H. Papadimitriou. "Computational Complexity".
Addison-Wesley, 1994, xvi + 523 pp. ISBN 0-201-53082-1.

## Other Sources

- J.E. Hopcroft and J.D. Ullman. "Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages
and Computation". Addison-Wesley, 1979.
- M.R. Garey and D.S. Johnson. "Computers and Intractability: A Guide to
the Theory of NP-Completeness". W.H. Freeman and Co., 1979.
- L. Stockmeyer. Classifying the computational complexity of problems.
Journal of Symbolic Logic 52 (1987) 1-43.
- A.V. Aho, J.E. Hopcroft and J.D. Ullman. "The design and analysis of
computer algorithms". Addison-Wesley, 1974.

## Take-Home Midterm Due in Class Wednesday, April 3

- Problem 2.8.4, textbook p. 52.
- Problem 2.8.5, textbook pp. 52-53.
- Problem 2.8.11, textbook pp. 54-55.
- Problem 7.4.3, textbook p. 154.
- Problem 7.4.7, textbook p. 155.
- Problem 7.4.9, textbook p. 155.

This is the complete list of midterm problems.

## Take-Home Final Exam Due 4 PM Thursday, May 9 in DRL 4E6

- Problem 8.4.3, textbook p. 177.
- Problem 9.5.2, textbook p. 207.
- Problem 9.5.9, textbook p. 208.
- Problem 9.5.16, textbook p. 210.
- Problem 9.5.28, textbook p. 214.
- Problem 9.5.29, textbook pp. 214-215.
- Problem 9.5.32, textbook pp. 216.

This is the complete list of final exam problems.

## Advanced topics in Fall 1996 - Math 675

This course will continue in Fall 1996 as Math 675 with advanced topics in
complexity theory,
such as randomized computation, probabilistic games, optimization,
and approximability, covered in Papadimitriou, Chapters 11, 12, 13, 17, and
19. In Fall 96 the class will meet MW 1:30-3.