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### Suppose $\mathbf{P} = \mathbf{BQP}$. Then what is randomness? Would it even exist at all?

P and BQP are decision-problem classes, i.e. the correct output is always a deterministic functions of the inputs. The only question is whether randomness helps "along the way" to speed up computing ...

### Can true randomness (provably) be replaced with Kolmogorov randomness for RP?

I think the question being asked here is roughly "is there a sense in which we can replace the sequence of random bits in an algorithm with bits drawn deterministically from an appropriately long ...

### Suppose $\mathbf{P} = \mathbf{BQP}$. Then what is randomness? Would it even exist at all?

The questions touches on some very interesting issues regarding quantum computation (and randomness). BQP is the class of decision problems that can be solved efficiently (in polynomial time) but it ...

### Random functions of low degree as a real polynomial

Here's an algorithm that beats the trivial attempts. The following is a known fact (Exercise 1.12 in O'Donnell's book) : If $f:\{-1,1\}^n\to\{-1,1\}$ is a Boolean function which has degree $\le d$ as ...
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### Connectivity of a random regular graph of degree $d$

For constant $d \geq 3$, a random $d$-regular graph is connected with high probability. In fact, it is an expander with high probability. See for example this note by David Ellis. Friedman even showed ...
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### When does randomization stops helping within PSPACE

There is a difficulty with the premise of your question — "when does randomization stops helping within $\mathrm{PSPACE}$ — because it suggests that the computational classes $\mathrm{X}$ ...
It is well known that a barbell graph (two cliques of size $n/3$ connected by a path of length $n/3$) has average hitting time $\Omega(n^3)$, but I believe the same applies to minimum hitting time (...