Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Komplexität und Kryptografie

On the Resource Bounded Measure of P/poly

Johannes Köbler and Wolfgang Lindner

We show that the class of sets having polynomial size circuits, P/poly, has measure 0 at EXP(NP) under each of the following two assumptions.

  • EXP(NP) is not contained in ZPP(NP(NP)) (which holds if the polynomial time hierarchy does not collapse), or
  • NP is not small at EXP.

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