Mathematician:Stephen Arthur Cook

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American mathematician and computer scientist who has made considerable progress in the field of complexity theory.


Nationality

American

History

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Stephen Arthur Cook can be found here.


Books and Papers

  • 1971: The Complexity of Theorem Proving Procedures (in which P versus NP was first formulated)
  • 1975: Feasibly Constructive Proofs and the Propositional Calculus
  • 1979: The Relative Efficiency of Propositional Proof Systems (with Robert A. Reckhow)