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Transformations and Satisfiability
- 11.1. Give the 3-SAT formula that results from applying the reduction of SAT to 3-SAT for the formula:
- 11.2. Draw the graph that results from the reduction of 3-SAT to vertex cover for the expression
- 11.3. Prove that 4-SAT is NP-hard.
- 11.4. Stingy SAT is the following problem: given a set of clauses (each a disjunction of literals) and an integer , find a satisfying assignment in which at most variables are true, if such an assignment exists. Prove that stingy SAT is NP-hard.
- 11.5. The Double SAT problem asks whether a given satisfiability problem has at least two different satisfying assignments. For example, the problem is satisfiable, but has only one solution . In contrast, has exactly two solutions. Show that Double-SAT is NP-hard.
- 11.6. Suppose we are given a subroutine that can solve the traveling salesman decision problem on page 357 in (say) linear time. Give an efficient algorithm to find the actual TSP tour by making a polynomial number of calls to this subroutine.
- 11.7. Implement a SAT to 3-SAT reduction that translates satisfiability instances into equivalent 3-SAT instances.
- 11.8. Design and implement a backtracking algorithm to test whether a set of clause sets is satisfiable. What criteria can you use to prune this search?
- 11.9. Implement the vertex cover to satisfiability reduction, and run the resulting clauses through a satisfiability solver code. Does this seem like a practical way to compute things?
Algorithms for Special Cases
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