Complexity theory

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  • complexity theory — noun The study and classification of decision problems by the computational resources such as time and space needed by the programs that solve the problems. The professor of complexity theory says that the problem can be solved in polynomial time …   Wiktionary

  • complexity theory — noun : a field of study shared by mathematics and computer science that is concerned with how the computational complexity of problems increases as the number of cases involved increases and with the classification of the problems according to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • complexity theory — The theory that processes with a large number of seemingly independent agents can spontaneously organize themselves into a coherent system. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Complexity theory and organizations — Complexity theory and organizations, also called complexity strategy or complex adaptive organization, is the use of Complexity theory in the field of strategic management and organizational studies. Contents 1 Overview 2 Early research 3 Later… …   Wikipedia

  • Complexity theory and strategy — Complexity theory has been used extensively in the field of strategic management and organizational studies, sometimes called complexity strategy or complex adaptive organization on the internet or in popular press. Broadly speaking, complexity… …   Wikipedia

  • Computational complexity theory — is a branch of the theory of computation in theoretical computer science and mathematics that focuses on classifying computational problems according to their inherent difficulty, and relating those classes to each other. In this context, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Descriptive complexity theory — For other uses, see Kolmogorov complexity. Descriptive complexity is a branch of computational complexity theory and of finite model theory that characterizes complexity classes by the type of logic needed to express the languages in them. For… …   Wikipedia

  • Cognitive Complexity Theory — Cognitive complexity is a psychological characteristic or psychological variable that indicates how complex or simple is the frame and perceptual skill of a person. A person who measures high on cognitive complexity tends to perceive nuances and… …   Wikipedia

  • Complexity — For other uses, see Complexity (disambiguation). In general usage, complexity tends to be used to characterize something with many parts in intricate arrangement. The study of these complex linkages is the main goal of complex systems theory. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Theory of computation — In theoretical computer science, the theory of computation is the branch that deals with whether and how efficiently problems can be solved on a model of computation, using an algorithm. The field is divided into three major branches: automata… …   Wikipedia

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