Authors: Thinh Nguyen
A polynomial algorithm is “faster” than an exponential algorithm. As n grows an (exponential) always grows faster than nk (polynomial), i.e. for any values of a and k, after n> certain integer n0, it is true that an > nk. Even 2^n grows faster than n1000 at some large value of n. The former functions are exponential and the later functions are polynomial. It seems that for some problems we just may not have any polynomial algorithm at all (as in the information theoretic bound)! The theory of NPcompleteness is about this issue, and in general the computational complexity theory addresses it.
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