# On the Structure of Polynomial Time Reducibility

@article{Ladner1975OnTS, title={On the Structure of Polynomial Time Reducibility}, author={Richard E. Ladner}, journal={J. ACM}, year={1975}, volume={22}, pages={155-171} }

Two notions of polynomml time reduclbihty, denoted here by ~ T e and <.~P, were defined by Cook and Karp, respectively The abstract propertms of these two relatmns on the domain of computable sets are investigated. Both relations prove to be dense and to have minimal pairs. Further , there is a strictly ascending sequence with a minimal pair of upper bounds to the sequence. Our method of showing density ymlds the result that if P ~ NP then there are members of NP -P that are not polynomml…

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