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It is a known approach to translate propositional formulas into systems of polynomial inequalities and consider proof systems for the latter. The well-studied proof systems of this type are the Cutting Plane proof system (CP) utilizing linear inequalities and the Lovász– Schrijver calculi (LS) utilizing quadratic inequalities. We introduce generalizations(More)
This paper gives nearly optimal lower bounds on the minimum degree of polynomial calculus refutations of Tseitin's graph tautologies and the mod p counting principles, p 2. The lower bounds apply to the polynomial calculus over elds or rings. These are the rst linear lower bounds for polynomial calculus; moreover, they distinguish linearly between proofs(More)
We introduce two versions of proof systems dealing with systems of inequalities: Positivstellensatz refutations and Positivstellensatz calculus. For both systems we prove the lower bounds on degrees and lengths of derivations for the example due to Lazard, Mora and Philip-pon. These bounds are sharp, as well as they are for the Nullstellen-satz refutations(More)
We analyse the computational complexity of sparse rational interpolation, and give the first deterministic algorithm for this problem with singly exponential bounds on the number of arithmetic operations. 1 A preliminary version of this paper has appeared in [10] 2 The first author would like to thank the Max Planck Institute in Bonn for its hospitality and(More)
The problem of factoring a linear partial differential operator is studied. An algorithm is designed which allows one to factor an operator when its symbol is separable, and if in addition the operator has enough right factors then it is completely reducible. Since finding the space of solutions of a completely reducible operator reduces to the same for its(More)
A lower bound is established on degrees of Positivstellensatz calculus refutations (over a real field) introduced in (Grigoriev & Vorobjov 2001; Grigoriev 2001) for the knapsack problem. The bound depends on the values of coefficients of an instance of the knapsack problem: for certain values the lower bound is linear and for certain values the upper bound(More)
We use the Litvinov-Maslov correspondence principle to reduce and hybridize networks of biochemical reactions. We apply this method to a cell cycle oscillator model. The reduced and hybridized model can be used as a hybrid model for the cell cycle. We also propose a practical recipe for detecting quasi-equilibrium QE reactions and quasi-steady state QSS(More)