CS149-Intro-2009

# CS149-Intro-2009 - Prerequisites Welcome to CS 149...

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Welcome to CS 149: Introduction to Combinatorial Optimization Kevin Tierney Serdar Kadioglu B Max Barrows Meinolf Sellmann Prerequisites ou know what algorithmic computer science is all • You know what algorithmic computer science is all about: iven an input compute an output according to a Given an input, compute an output according to a functional specification in finite time -> algorithmic problem specification. • In practice, finite termination is of course not enough: we need answers, say, within our lifetime (or that of our computer) -> NP-hardness. p) • Efficient data-structures are key ingredients of fast algorithms -> abstract data types like stacks, queues, i t CS 149 - Intro to CO 2 min-heaps etc. Prerequisites – Cont’d q ou know what linear algebra is all about: • You know what linear algebra is all about: • Linear functions over rings can be modeled as matrices. • Linear equation systems can be solved using Gaussian elimination. • There are clear conditions under which equation systems are not solvable, uniquely solvable, or have a whole set of solutions. • C++ - You know to program in an imperative and object oriented computer language. CS 149 - Intro to CO 3 jp g g Therefore ou are prepared to get some real work done! • You are prepared to get some real work done! • Real work, that is for us not: make your computer work perating systems to make your computer work – operating systems to make your computer understand you - compilers study models of computation - eory to study models of computation theory to manage data – data bases eal work is for us to use the sound foundations Real work is for us to use the sound foundations given by the above branches of CS to solve real problems of real people outside of computer CS 149 - Intro to CO 4 science!

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