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1. Monotonicity testing of Boolean functions on the hypergrid, $f:[n]^d \to \{0,1\}$, is a classic topic in property testing. Determining the non-adaptive complexity of this problem is an important open question. For arbitrary $n$, [Black-Chakrabarty-Seshadhri, SODA 2020] describe a tester with query complexity $\widetilde{O}(\varepsilon^{-4/3}d^{5/6})$. This complexity is independent of $n$, but has a suboptimal dependence on $d$. Recently, [Braverman-Khot-Kindler-Minzer, ITCS 2023] and [Black-Chakrabarty-Seshadhri, STOC 2023] describe $\widetilde{O}(\varepsilon^{-2} n^3\sqrt{d})$ and $\widetilde{O}(\varepsilon^{-2} n\sqrt{d})$-query testers, respectively. These testers have an almost optimal dependence on $d$, but a suboptimal polynomial dependence on $n$. \smallskip In this paper, we describe a non-adaptive, one-sided monotonicity tester with query complexity $O(\varepsilon^{-2} d^{1/2 + o(1)})$, \emph{independent} of $n$. Up to the $d^{o(1)}$-factors, our result resolves the non-adaptive complexity of monotonicity testing for Boolean functions on hypergrids. The independence of $n$ yields a non-adaptive, one-sided $O(\varepsilon^{-2} d^{1/2 + o(1)})$-query monotonicity tester for Boolean functions $f:\mathbb{R}^d \to \{0,1\}$ associated with an arbitrary product measure.
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2. The problem of testing monotonicity for Boolean functions on the hypergrid, $f:[n]^d \to \{0,1\}$ is a classic topic in property testing. When $n=2$, the domain is the hypercube. For the hypercube case, a breakthrough result of Khot-Minzer-Safra (FOCS 2015) gave a non-adaptive, one-sided tester making $\otilde(\eps^{-2}\sqrt{d})$ queries. Up to polylog $d$ and $\eps$ factors, this bound matches the $\widetilde{\Omega}(\sqrt{d})$-query non-adaptive lower bound (Chen-De-Servedio-Tan (STOC 2015), Chen-Waingarten-Xie (STOC 2017)). For any $n > 2$, the optimal non-adaptive complexity was unknown. A previous result of the authors achieves a $\otilde(d^{5/6})$-query upper bound (SODA 2020), quite far from the $\sqrt{d}$ bound for the hypercube. In this paper, we resolve the non-adaptive complexity of monotonicity testing for all constant $n$, up to $\poly(\eps^{-1}\log d)$ factors. Specifically, we give a non-adaptive, one-sided monotonicity tester making $\otilde(\eps^{-2}n\sqrt{d})$ queries. From a technical standpoint, we prove new directed isoperimetric theorems over the hypergrid $[n]^d$. These results generalize the celebrated directed Talagrand inequalities that were only known for the hypercube.
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