DAAD 190210048. Currently at University of South Carolina, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Columbia, SC 29208 USA. Some work done while at University of Southern Maine.
We show how to use various notions of genericity as tools in oracle creation. In particular, 1. we give an abstract definition of genericity that encompasses a large collection of different generic notions; 2. we consider a new complexity class AWPP, which contains BQP (quantum polynomial time), and infer several strong collapses relative to SP-generics; 3. we show that under additional assumptions these collapses also occur relative to Cohen generics; 4. we show that relative to SP-generics, ULIN ∩ co-ULIN ̸ ⊆ DTIME(n k) for any k, where ULIN is unambiguous linear time, despite the fact that UP ∪ (NP ∩ co-NP) ⊆ P relative to these generics; 5. we show that there is an oracle relative to which NP/1∩co-NP/1 ̸ ⊆ (NP∩co-NP)/poly; and 6. we use a specialized notion of genericity to create an oracle relative to which NP BPP ̸ ⊇ MA.