Computing the volume is difficult

Imre Bárány, Zoltán Füredi

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For every polynomial time algorithm which gives an upper bound {Mathematical expression}(K) and a lower bound vol(K) for the volume of a convex set K⊂Rd, the ratio {Mathematical expression}(K)/vol(K) is at least (cd/log d)d for some convex set K⊂Rd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-326
Number of pages8
JournalDiscrete & Computational Geometry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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