**Computational Complexity: A Conceptual Perspective**

by Oded Goldreich

**Publisher**: Cambridge University Press 2008**ISBN/ASIN**: 052188473X**ISBN-13**: 9780521884730**Number of pages**: 632

**Description**:

This book offers a comprehensive perspective to modern topics in complexity theory, which is a central field of the theoretical foundations of computer science. It addresses the looming question of what can be achieved within a limited amount of time with or without other limited natural computational resources. The book can be used as an introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as either a textbook or for self-study, or to experts, since it provides expositions of the various sub-areas of complexity theory such as hardness amplification, pseudorandomness and probabilistic proof systems.

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