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Unformatted text preview: Advanced Analysis of Algorithms - Homework III (Solutions) K. Subramani LCSEE, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV { [email protected] } 1 Problems 1. Problem 24 . 1(5) on Page 592 of [CLRS01]. Solution: We initialize d [ v ] = 0 for each v ∈ V and then run the Bellman-Ford algorithm on this network, i.e., the relaxations are organized into n- 1 rounds and each edge is relaxed once in every round. As with the Single-Source shortest paths problem, if there exists a “relaxable” edge at the end of ( n- 1) rounds, we declare that G has a negative cost cycle. Note that in the presence of negative cost cycles, the shortest path problem is undefined. Lemma 1.1 Under the initialization scheme described above, d [ v ] represents the length of a path from some vertex u ∈ V to v . Proof: Use induction on the number of RELAX() operations. 2 Lemma 1.2 If G does not contain a negative cost cycle, then d [ v ] = δ * ( v ) , for all v ∈ V . Proof: Focus on a specific vertex v ∈ V ; let N v denote the set { u ∈ V : ( u,v ) ∈ E } , i.e., N v denotes the set of vertices with arcs into v . We define δ i ( u,v ) to be the length of the shortest path from u to v using at most i edges; further, δ * i ( v ) = min u ∈ V δ i ( v ) . Accordingly, δ * ( v ) = δ * n- 1 ( v ) , since in the absence of negative cost cycles, the shortest path from any vertex in G to v can consist of at most ( n- 1) edges. We next observe that the shortest path from a vertex t ∈ V , to v , using at most ( r + 1) edges consists of the shortest path from t to a vertex u ∈ N v , using at most r edges and the edge ( u,v ) . Accordingly, δ r +1 ( t,v ) = min u ∈ N v ( δ r ( t,u ) + w ( u,v ) . It immediately follows that δ * r +1 ( v ) = min u ∈ N u ( δ * r ( u ) + w ( u,v )) . Consider the main for loop of the Bellman-Ford algorithm; The following loop invariant is maintained, as we move from one round to the next: At the beginning of round i , d [ v ] ≤ δ * i- 1 ( v ) . We use induction on the loop index i . At the beginning of the first round, d [ v ] = 0 = δ ( v,v ) and since there v is the only vertex from which v is reachable, d [ v ] ≤ δ * ( v ) . Assume that the invariant holds for the first r rounds and consider the sequence of events in round ( r + 1) . We need to consider the following two cases: (i) δ * r +1 ( v ) = δ * r ( v )- In this case, the invariant clearly holds, since as per the inductive hypothesis, d [ v ] ≤ δ * r ( v ) . (ii) δ * r +1 ( v ) < δ * r ( v )- For each vertex u ∈ N v , d [ u ] ≤ δ * r ( u ) , as per the inductive hypothesis. Since all the edges in G are relaxed in the current round, d [ v ] = min u ∈ N v d [ u ] + w ( u,v ) ≤ min u ∈ N v δ * r ( u ) + w ( u,v ) , from the inductive hypothesis = δ * r +1 ( v ) 1 Thus, at the end of the ( n- 1) th round of the...
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