|Springer-Verlag, 2012, XVI, 617 p. 70 illus|
Series: Algorithms and Combinatorics, Vol. 27
took parts of the book for proofreading.1
They have done a great job!
Not only English was substantially improved -- I received a lot of useful comments/suggestions
concerning the contents as well. This was a
unique in all respects adventure.
Many thanks to Andy and all friends, also in the name of future readers!
All remaining errors are entirely my fault.
“This monograph is about circuit complexity, dealing with establishing lower bounds on the computational complexity of specific problems … . The book is mainly devoted to mathematicians, to researchers in computer science wishing to complete their knowledge about the state of the art in circuit complexity, as well as to graduate students in mathematics and computer science, and is self-contained. … An impressive work providing a large amount of information on circuit complexity.” (Ioan Tomescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1235, 2012)
“Jukna, a well-known researcher in the field, has succeeded in producing an excellent comprehensive exposition on the field, starting from early results from the '40s and '50s and proceeding to the most recent achievements. … The book is going to be very useful for researchers and graduate students in computer science and discrete mathematics. … The style of writing is pleasant … . The many exercises and research problems round out the highlights of this recommendable book.” (Arto Salomaa, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2012)
“The results stated in the book are well motivated and given with an intuitive explanation of their proof idea wherever appropriate. … Each chapter of the book contains open research problems and a section with exercises to deepen the understanding of the presented material and make the book suitable for course work. The book is well suited for graduate students and professionals who seek an accessible, research-oriented guide to the important techniques for proving lower bounds on the complexity of problems connected to Boolean functions.” (Michael Thomas, Mathematical Reviews, January, 2013)