Liu, T (reprint author), Peking Univ, Sch EECS, Minist Educ, Key Lab High Confidence Software Technol, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China.
In this paper we study the solution space structure of model RB, a standard prototype of the constraint satisfaction problem (CSP), with growing domains. Using the first moment method and the second moment method, we rigorously show that in the satisfiable phase close to the satisfiability transition, solutions are clustered into an exponential number of well-separated clusters, with each cluster containing a sub-exponential number of solutions. As a consequence, the system has a clustering (dynamical) transition but no condensation transition. This picture of the phase diagram is different to other classic random CSPs that possess a fixed domain size, such as the K-satisfiability (K-SAT) problem and the graph colouring problem, where a condensation transition exists and is distinctly different to the satisfiability transition. Our result verifies some non-rigorous results obtained using the cavity method from spin glass theory.
; Physics, Mathematical
; RANDOM K-SAT