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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

Book Review

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Book Information

Authors: Michael R. Garey and David S. Johnson
Title: Computers and intractability: A guide to the theory of $NP$-completeness
Additional book information W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, 1979, xii + 338 pp., $10.00 (paper).


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Review Information

Reviewer: Ronald V. Book
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 3 (1980), 898-904
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-1980-14848-X
PII: S 0273-0979(1980)14848-X