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Gives a method for proving lower bounds on the complexity of a function. In fact, the original proof of Khrapchenko uses implicitly this method. Chapter 5 Monotone Depth Lower Bounds In this chapter we demonstrate the u�eflJlness of the new approach by presenting two monotone depth lower bounds. 1 we present the depth lower bound for 51-connectivity. 2, we present a recent result of Ilazborov [RaS8) which uses communication complexity to give a monotone lower bound for MINIMUM COVER. 1 A Lower Bound for st-Connectivity ' In this section we give a O(log n) depth lower bound for monotone circuits comput ing StC0I111.

We have treated similarly) and that d(f) = max(d(fJ), d(h)) + 1. Let = = = C(Bt,Bo)::; I + )=1,2 ma�(d(/j)) max(C(B"B�))::; I + J=l,� = d(f) I The converse Bo, B, � {O, l}n be such that Bo n D, 0. 2 a lunction Proof: is as follows: Let = I-> In words, the lemma shows how to define a function I, and a circuit it, out of a p r tocol for R(DI, Do). One starts by d awi ng the tree d fi ne d by t he different histories of the protocol. Then, one labels the inner nodes by V's and /\'s ac cording to who spoke in the corresponding turn.

1. slice k of f, h , = a if w(x) < k; The first result we present and shows that the monotone and nOll-monotone depth complexities of slice functions arc very close to each other. 2 x E Let DI U Do, w(x) nl, Do = Proof: Let R(DI,Do) be as in § k. relation such Ihal (x,y,i) <;; {a, I}" be such that E R'(DI,Do) ifJxi \\'e construct a protocol Let DI, on R(BI' Ilo). (x,y), ' D for > Yi. 1 > u:(y) = 0 and Jor etcry Then, out of a protocol D for until it gives an answer i. l Xi > Yi then D terminates.