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TR21-049 | 1st April 2021 14:32
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#### Kolmogorov complexity and nondeterminism versus determinism for polynomial time computations

**Abstract:**
We call any consistent and sufficiently powerful formal theory that enables to algorithmically in polynomial time verify whether a text is a proof \textbf{efficiently verifiable mathematics} (ev-mathematics). We study the question whether nondeterminism is more powerful than determinism for polynomial time computations in the framework of ev-mathematics. Our main results are as follows. \\

"$\P \subsetneq \NP$ or for any deterministic, polynomial time compression algorithm $A$ there exists a nondeterministic, polynomial time compression machine $M$ that reduces infinitely many binary strings logarithmically stronger than $A$." \\

"$\P \subsetneq \NP$ or f-time resource bounded Kolmogorov complexity of any binary string $x$ can be computed in deterministic polynomial time for each polynomial time constructible function $f$."