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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Algorithms September 16, 2002 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6.046J/18.410J Professors Erik Demaine and Shafi Goldwasser Handout 7 Problem Set 2 This problem set is due in lecture on Wednesday, September 25. Reading: AkraBazzi handout; 5.15.3; Chapter 7; 8.18.3; Chapter 6 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 section, the date, and the names of any students with whom you collaborated. Each problem should be done on a separate sheet (or sheets) of threehole 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....
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 Fall '01
 CharlesE.Leiserson
 Algorithms, CLRS

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