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Julian Streicher

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Registered: 12/13/04
Re: paper claiming p=np and soap bubbles
Posted: Jul 8, 2004 2:37 PM
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> Basically, the argument is that since soap bubbles can be made to
> solve NP-complete problems, particularly the Steiner tree graph
> problem, in what appears to be polynomial time and physics on a
> macroscopic level can be modeled as a Turing machine, it must be true
> that p=np.



The arguement sidesteps the point of the problem. I can have
infinitely
many pentiums solve an NP complete problem. That doesn't mean that
P=NP.


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