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On the complexity of cutting-plane proofs. (English) Zbl 0625.90056
As introduced by V. Chvatal [Discrete Math. 4, 305-337 (1973; Zbl 0253.05131)] cutting planes provide a canonical way of proving that every integral solution of a given system of linear inequalities satisfies another specified inequality. In this note we make several observations on the complexity of such proofs in general and when restricted to provide the unsatisfiability of formulae in the propositional calculus.

MSC:
90C10 Integer programming
90C05 Linear programming
68Q25 Analysis of algorithms and problem complexity
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