FDD3445 Complexity Theory 7.5 credits


Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The aim of this course to give an introduction to complexity theory, present an overview of some of the most important research results and discuss some of the open-ended questions that are studied intensive in the area today.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

• Define and justify basic concepts within complexity theory and explain how they stick together.

• Describe some of the most important results within modern complexity theory.

• Use established tools and methods within complexity theory to prove basic theorems and independently solve problems that can be tackled with these methods.

• Present complexity theoretical arguments with mathematical stringency orally and in writing.

• Read and understand a research article in the area of complexity theory and show reading comprehension by giving an oral presentation of the article.

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Literature and preparations

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Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach av Sanjeev Arora och Boaz Barak

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Written assignments and oral presentation.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Johan Håstad

    Jakob Nordström

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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    Offered by

    EECS/Theoretical Computer Science

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Theoretical Computer Science