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A simple proof of a time-space trade-off for sorting with linear comparisons. (English) Zbl 0597.68052
Summary: It is shown how to extend the techniques originally used to prove a lower bound of \(\Omega (n^ 2)\) for the product of the time and space consumed for sorting in branching programs with elementary comparisons, to the case of linear branching programs where linear functions on n input elements can be computed in unit time.
MSC:
68P10 Searching and sorting
68Q25 Analysis of algorithms and problem complexity
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