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All reports by Author Stephen Cook:

TR18-184 | 5th November 2018
Iddo Tzameret, Stephen Cook

Uniform, Integral and Feasible Proofs for the Determinant Identities

Aiming to provide weak as possible axiomatic assumptions in which one can develop basic linear algebra, we give a uniform and integral version of the short propositional proofs for the determinant identities demonstrated over $GF(2)$ in Hrubes-Tzameret [SICOMP'15]. Specifically, we show that the multiplicativity of the determinant function and the ... more >>>

TR17-001 | 6th January 2017
Stephen Cook, Bruce Kapron

A Survey of Classes of Primitive Recursive Functions

This paper is a transcription of mimeographed course notes titled ``A Survey of Classes of Primitive Recursive Functions", by S.A. Cook, for the University of California Berkeley course Math 290, Sect. 14, January 1967. The notes present a survey of subrecursive function
classes (and classes of relations based on these ... more >>>

TR01-024 | 1st March 2001
Stephen Cook, Antonina Kolokolova

A second-order system for polynomial-time reasoning based on Graedel's theorem

We introduce a second-order system V_1-Horn of bounded arithmetic
formalizing polynomial-time reasoning, based on Graedel's
second-order Horn characterization of P. Our system has
comprehension over P predicates (defined by Graedel's second-order
Horn formulas), and only finitely many function symbols. Other
systems of polynomial-time reasoning either ... more >>>

TR00-034 | 5th June 2000
Valentine Kabanets, Charles Rackoff, Stephen Cook

Efficiently Approximable Real-Valued Functions

We consider a class, denoted APP, of real-valued functions
f:{0,1}^n\rightarrow [0,1] such that f can be approximated, to
within any epsilon>0, by a probabilistic Turing machine running in
time poly(n,1/epsilon). We argue that APP can be viewed as a
generalization of BPP, and show that APP contains a natural
complete ... more >>>

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