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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Algorithms Massachusetts Institute of Technology SingaporeMIT Alliance Professors Erik Demaine, Lee Wee Sun, and Charles E. Leiserson November 21, 2001 6.046J/18.410J SMA5503 Handout 29 Problem Set 9
MIT students: This problem set is due in lecture on Wednesday, November 21. SMA students: This problem set is due after recitation on Friday, November 23. Reading: Chapters 22 and 24. 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 by the exercises. Mark the top of each sheet with your name, the course number, the problem number, your recitation instructor and time, the date, and the names of any students with whom you collaborated. MIT students: Each problem should be done on a separate sheet (or sheets) of threehole punched paper. SMA students: Each problem should be done on a separate sheet (or sheets) of twohole punched paper. 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 your 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. Graders will be instructed to take off points for convoluted and obtuse descriptions. Exercise 91. Do exercise 22.27 on page 539 of CLRS. Exercise 92. Do exercise 22.312 on page 549 of CLRS. Exercise 93. Do exercise 22.43 on page 552 of CLRS. 2 Exercise 94. Do exercise 24.14 on page 591 of CLRS. Exercise 95. Do exercise 24.36 on page 600 of CLRS. Exercise 96. Do exercise 24.57 on page 614 of CLRS. Handout 29: Problem Set 9 Problem 91. Running in Boston To get in shape, you have decided to start running to work. You want a route that goes entirely uphill and then entirely downhill so that you can work up a sweat going uphill and then get a nice breeze at the end of your run as you run faster downhill. Your run will start at home and end at work and you have a map detailing the roads with road segments (any existing road between two intersections) and intersections. Each road segment has a positive length, and each intersection has a distinct elevation. (a) Assuming that every road segment is either uphill or downhill, give an efﬁcient algorithm to ﬁnd the shortest route that meets your speciﬁcations. (b) Give an efﬁcient algorithm to solve the problem if some roads may be level (i.e., both intersections at the end of the road segments are at the same elevation) and therefore can be taken at any point. Let be a directed graph with weight function the mean weight of a cycle of edges in , and let to be Let , where ranges over all directed cycles in . A cycle for which is called a minimum meanweight cycle. This problem investigates an efﬁcient algorithm for computing . Assume without loss of generality that every vertex is reachable from a source vertex . Let be the weight of a shortest path from to , and let be the weight of a shortest path from to consisting of exactly edges. If there is no path from to with exactly edges, then . (b) Show that if , then for all vertices . (Hint: Use both properties from part (a).)
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