@MISC{Meka_small-biasspaces, author = {Raghu Meka and David Zuckerman}, title = {Small-Bias Spaces for Group Products}, year = {} }

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Abstract

Small-bias, or ɛ-biased, spaces have found many applications in complexity theory, coding theory, and derandomization. We generalize the notion of small-bias spaces to the setting of group products. Besides being natural, our extension captures some of the difficulties in constructing pseudorandom generators for constant-width branching programs- a longstanding open problem. We provide an efficient deterministic construction of small-bias spaces for solvable groups. Our construction exploits the fact that solvable groups have nontrivial normal subgroups that are abelian and builds on the construction of Azar et al. [AMN98] for abelian groups. For arbitrary finite groups, we give an efficient deterministic construction achieving constant bias. We also construct pseudorandom generators fooling linear functions mod p for primes p. 1