**P, NP, and NP-Completeness: The Basics of Complexity Theory**

by Oded Goldreich

**Publisher**: Cambridge University Press 2010**ISBN/ASIN**: 0521122546**ISBN-13**: 9780521122542**Number of pages**: 190

**Description**:

The focus of this book is on the P-vs-NP Question, which is the most fundamental question of computer science, and on the theory of NP-completeness, which is its most influential theoretical discovery. The book also provides adequate preliminaries regarding computational problems and computational models.

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