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Limits of Computation: An Introduction to the Undecidable and the Intractable offers a gentle introduction to the theory of computational complexity. It explains the difficulties of computation, addressing problems that have no algorithm at all and problems that cannot be solved efficiently. The book enables readers to understand:What does it mean
Introduction. Set Theory. Languages: Alphabets, Strings, and Languages. Algorithms. Turing Machines. Turing-Completeness. Undecidability. Undecidability and Reducibility. Classes NP and NP-Complete. More NP-Complete Problems. Other Interesting Questions and Classes. Bibliography. Index.