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Reports tagged with low degree:
TR06-041 | 6th March 2006
Tomas Feder, Rajeev Motwani, An Zhu

k-connected spanning subgraphs of low degree

We consider the problem of finding a $k$-vertex ($k$-edge)
connected spanning subgraph $K$ of a given $n$-vertex graph $G$
while minimizing the maximum degree $d$ in $K$. We give a
polynomial time algorithm for fixed $k$ that achieves an $O(\log
n)$-approximation. The only known previous polynomial algorithms
achieved degree $d+1$ ... more >>>

TR14-175 | 15th December 2014
Abhishek Bhowmick, Shachar Lovett

Nonclassical polynomials as a barrier to polynomial lower bounds

The problem of constructing explicit functions which cannot be approximated by low degree polynomials has been extensively studied in computational complexity, motivated by applications in circuit lower bounds, pseudo-randomness, constructions of Ramsey graphs and locally decodable codes. Still, most of the known lower bounds become trivial for polynomials of ... more >>>

TR17-013 | 23rd January 2017
Abhishek Bhrushundi, Prahladh Harsha, Srikanth Srinivasan

On polynomial approximations over $\mathbb{Z}/2^k\mathbb{Z}$

We study approximation of Boolean functions by low-degree polynomials over the ring $\mathbb{Z}/2^k\mathbb{Z}$. More precisely, given a Boolean function F$:\{0,1\}^n \rightarrow \{0,1\}$, define its $k$-lift to be F$_k:\{0,1\}^n \rightarrow \{0,2^{k-1}\}$ by $F_k(x) = 2^{k-F(x)}$ (mod $2^k$). We consider the fractional agreement (which we refer to as $\gamma_{d,k}(F)$) of $F_k$ with ... more >>>

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