P versus NP on NP-completeness
journal contributionposted on 16.12.2017 by Frank Vega
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P versus NP is considered as one of the most important open problems in computer science. This consists in knowing the answer of the following question: Is P equal to NP? This question was first mentioned in a letter written by John Nash to the National Security Agency in 1955. However, a precise statement of the P versus NP problem was introduced independently in 1971 by Stephen Cook and Leonid Levin. Since that date, all efforts to find a proof for this problem have failed. Another major complexity class is NP-complete. To attack the P versus NP question the concept of NP-completeness has been very useful. We prove some interesting results regarding this class which affect directly to the P versus NP problem. Indeed, this study provides true facts that might address to think in the possibility of a definitely P = NP answer.