### Abstract

Abstract The synthesis of (discrete) Complexity Theory with Recursive Analysis provides a quantitative algorithmic foundation to calculations over real numbers, sequences, and functions by approximation up to prescribable absolute error 1/2^{n} (roughly corresponding to n binary digits after the radix point). In this sense Friedman and Ko have shown the seemingly simple operators of maximization and integration 'complete' for the standard complexity classes NP and #P - even when restricted to smooth (=C^{∞}) arguments. Analytic polynomial-time computable functions on the other hand are known to get mapped to polynomial-time computable functions: non-uniformly, that is, disregarding dependences other than on the output precision n. The present work investigates the uniform parameterized complexity of natural operators Λ on subclasses of smooth functions: evaluation, pointwise addition and multiplication, (iterated) differentiation, integration, and maximization. We identify natural integer parameters k=k(f) which, when given as enrichment to approximations to the function argument f, permit to computably produce approximations to Λ(f); and we explore the asymptotic worst-case running time sufficient and necessary for such computations in terms of the output precision n and said k. It turns out that Maurice Gevrey's 1918 classical hierarchy climbing from analytic to (just below) smooth functions provides for a quantitative gauge of the uniform computational complexity of maximization and integration that, non-uniformly, exhibits the phase transition from tractable (i.e. polynomial-time) to intractable (in the sense of NP-'hardness'). Our proof methods involve Hard Analysis, Approximation Theory, and an adaptation of Information-Based Complexity to the bit model.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 1247 |

Pages (from-to) | 689-714 |

Number of pages | 26 |

Journal | Journal of Complexity |

Volume | 31 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Oct 1 2015 |

Externally published | Yes |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Algebra and Number Theory
- Statistics and Probability
- Numerical Analysis
- Control and Optimization
- Applied Mathematics

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## Cite this

*Journal of Complexity*,

*31*(5), 689-714. [1247]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jco.2015.05.001