On Smale’s Work in the Theory of Computation: From Polynomial Zeros to Continuous Complexity

  • J. F. Traub


I am delighted to have this opportunity to comment on the work of Steve Smale. Mike Shub was kind enough to give me an advance copy of his excellent paper (Shub [93]), which was very useful for it served as a reminder of the many areas in the theory of computation to which Steve has made major or often seminal contributions.


Computational Complexity Turing Machine Digital Computer Intrinsic Difficulty Multivariate Integration 
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