Postulate-based proof of the P != NP hypothesis

11/04/2020 ∙ by O. V. German, et al. ∙ 0

The paper contains a proof for the P != NP hypothesis with the help of the two "natural" postulates. The postulates restrict capacity of the Turing machines and state that each independent and necessary condition of the problem should be considered by a solver (Turing machine) individually, not in groups. That is, a solver should spend at least one step to deal with the condition and, therefore, if the amount of independent conditions is exponentially growing with polynomially growing problem sizes then exponential time is needed to find a solution. With the postulates, it is enough to build a natural (not pure mathematical) proof that P != NP.

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