For, NP-complete, and set of problems. The left side is valid under the assumption that, while the right side is valid under the assumption that P=NP (except that the empty language and its complement are never NP-complete) In, an NP-complete is one belonging to both the and the complexity classes.
In this context, NP stands for ' '. The set of NP-complete problems is often denoted by NP-C or NPC.
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Although any given solution to an NP-complete problem can be verified quickly (in polynomial time), there is no known efficient way to locate a solution in the first place; the most notable characteristic of NP-complete problems is that no fast solution to them is known. That is, the time required to solve the problem using any currently known increases very quickly as the size of the problem grows. As a consequence, determining whether it is possible to solve these problems quickly, called the, is one of the principal today. While a method for computing the solutions to NP-complete problems using a reasonable amount of time remains undiscovered, and still frequently encounter NP-complete problems. NP-complete problems are often addressed by using methods and.
Contents. Overview NP-complete problems are in, the set of all whose solutions can be verified in polynomial time; NP may be equivalently defined as the set of decision problems that can be solved in polynomial time on a. A problem p in NP is NP-complete if every other problem in NP can be transformed (or reduced) into p in polynomial time. NP-complete problems are studied because the ability to quickly verify solutions to a problem (NP) seems to correlate with the ability to quickly solve that problem. It is not known whether every problem in NP can be quickly solved—this is called the. But if any NP-complete problem can be solved quickly, then every problem in NP can, because the definition of an NP-complete problem states that every problem in NP must be quickly reducible to every NP-complete problem (that is, it can be reduced in polynomial time). Because of this, it is often said that NP-complete problems are harder or more difficult than NP problems in general.
Formal definition. Main article: An interesting example is the, the problem of determining whether a exists between two graphs. Two graphs are if one can be into the other simply by renaming. Consider these two problems:. Graph Isomorphism: Is graph G 1 isomorphic to graph G 2?.
Subgraph Isomorphism: Is graph G 1 isomorphic to a subgraph of graph G 2? The Subgraph Isomorphism problem is NP-complete. The graph isomorphism problem is suspected to be neither in P nor NP-complete, though it is in NP. This is an example of a problem that is thought to be hard, but is not thought to be NP-complete. The easiest way to prove that some new problem is NP-complete is first to prove that it is in NP, and then to reduce some known NP-complete problem to it. Therefore, it is useful to know a variety of NP-complete problems. The list below contains some well-known problems that are NP-complete when expressed as decision problems.