Daniel Král

A CNF formula is k-satisfiable if each k clauses of it can be satisfied

simultaneously. Let \pi_k be the largest real number such that for each

k-satisfiable formula with variables x_i, there are probabilities p_i

with the following property: If each variable x_i is chosen randomly and

independently to be ...
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Alexander A. Sherstov

The approximate degree of a Boolean function $f\colon\{0,1\}^n\to\{0,1\}$ is the minimum degree of a real polynomial $p$ that approximates $f$ pointwise: $|f(x)-p(x)|\leq1/3$ for all $x\in\{0,1\}^n.$ For every $\delta>0,$ we construct CNF and DNF formulas of polynomial size with approximate degree $\Omega(n^{1-\delta}),$ essentially matching the trivial upper bound of $n.$ This ... more >>>