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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Algorithms October 18, 2004 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6.046J/18.410J Professors Piotr Indyk and Charles E. Leiserson Handout 15 Problem Set 4 Reading: Chapters 17, 21.121.3 Both exercises and problems should be solved, but only the problems should be turned in. Exercises are intended to help you master the course material. Even though you should not turn in the exercise solutions, you are responsible for material covered in the exercises. Mark the top of each sheet with your name, the course number, the problem number, your recitation section, the date and the names of any students with whom you collaborated. Threehole punch your paper on submissions. You will often be called upon to give an algorithm to solve a certain problem. Your writeup should take the form of a short essay. A topic paragraph should summarize the problem you are solving and what your results are. The body of the essay should provide the following: 1. A description of the algorithm in English and, if helpful, pseudocode. 2. At least one worked example or diagram to show more precisely how your algorithm works. 3. A proof (or indication) of the correctness of the algorithm. 4. An analysis of the running time of the algorithm. Remember, your goal is to communicate. Full credit will be given only to correct algorithms which are which are described clearly . Convoluted and obtuse descriptions will receive low marks....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course CSE 6.046J/18. taught by Professor Piotrindykandcharlese.leiserson during the Fall '04 term at MIT.
 Fall '04
 PiotrIndykandCharlesE.Leiserson
 Algorithms

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