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Computing the permanent with polylog size matrices

The complexity of computing the permanent of a $l\times l$ binary matrix is known to be $\#\mathsf{P}$-complete, from the famous result of Valiant, where $l = \Theta(n)$. We know that the problem is ...
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The Relationship between P^NP and the Permanent

In the lecture notes Introduction to Complexity Theory by Goldreich, there is a section called "How close is $\#P$ is to $NP$". It is stated there that a $P^{NP}$ machine would approximate $\#P$ in ...