Unformatted text preview: Homework 4 Even numbered problem solutions cs161 Summer 2009 Problem 2: (a). No Proof: Given a graph G with n nodes, the minimum spanning tree T has n1 edges by virtue of being a tree. Any other spanning tree would also have n1 edges. If we define Cost(T) to be the original cost of the tree and NewCost(T) to be the cost after the increment, then we have the following relation: NewCost(T) = Cost(T) + n1 Similarly, for any other spanning tree T': NewCost(T') = Cost(T') + n1 By our assumption Cost(T) Cost(T') for any spanning tree T', hence we have: NewCost(T) NewCost(T') for any spanning tree T' Therefore T would still be the MST after the increment. QED (b). YES Example: In this graph the shortest path from A to C is A D E C, but if we increment each edge by 1, the shortest path would be A B C. Moral of the story: the shortest path is not necessarily the path with the least number of edges. Problem 4: This will be a modification of the breadthfirst search algorithm for graph traversal. The idea is that starting from u we will explore the tree level by level, at each level, we recursively count the number of unique paths from u to each node in the current level by adding up the number of unique paths from u to nodes in the previous level that link to the node in question in the current level. (Think of Pascal's Triangle) Start at u Set T = {u} Set L = {nodes in G that are adjacent to u}\T For each m L, set PathCounter(m) = 1 While v L Set T = T U L Set L' = {nodes in G that are adjacent to nodes in L}\T For each node n L', Set PathCounter(n) = PathCounter (m) where m L and there is an m Set PathCounter(v) = edge from m to n Set L = L' PathCounter (m) where m L and there is an edge from m to v. m If v is not reached, set PathCounter(v) = 0 Worst case run time is when all nodes and edges are traversed, so O(V+E) Problem 6: We want to compute the shorted paths from vi to all the nodes in G and all the nodes in the transpose of G. Then to get the shortest path from any node u to any node v through vi we just have to join up the shortest path from u to vi in the transpose of G to the shortest path from vi to v in G. Steps. 1. Reverse the Graph G to get GR, this takes O(V+E) time 2. Run Dijkstra's algorithm from G and on GR with vi as the source, here the running time depends on the implementation of Dijkstra's algorithm. If we assume an array implementation, the running time would be O(V2 + E) 3. Join the paths from u to vi and vi to v. This takes O(V) time So the total running time is: O(V2+ V +E) Problem 8: Here's a way to solve this: (7/7,4/4,0/10) (7/7, 0/4, 4/10) (1/7, 0/4, 10/10) (1/7, 4/4, 6/10), (5/7, 0/4, 6/10) (5/7, 4/4, 2/10) (7/7, 2/4, 2/10), hence we end up with 2 pints in the 4pint container (a). To model this as a graph problem, we represent each potential state of the three containers with an ordered pair (A,B), where A represents the amount of water in the 7pint container and B represents the amount of water in the 4pint container. Hence the initial state would be (7,4). Note that we do not need an ordered triple as we know the total amount of water in all three containers (11 pints) so the total state is completely determined by water in the 7 and 4 pint containers. Hence we have 5 x 8 = 40 possible states for the system. We model these states as nodes in a directed graph and draw an edge from one node to another node if we can go from the configuration represented by one node to the configuration represented by another node through one pour. For example, there would be an edge from (7,4) to (0,4) but no edge from (1,3) to (5,1). Hence if we can find a path from one node to another, then we can go from one state to another through a series of pourings. The nodes are represented below (the edges are left out), we want to find a path from (7,4) to one of the nodes contained in one of the rectangles. Our solution above is depicted: (b). Given a constructed graph, we will start at node (7,4) and run DFS to see if we can reach one of the nodes boxed by a rectangle (i.e. has 2 as one of the coordinates). If we can, then there is a solution. Otherwise, there is no way to have two liters in one of the containers through a series of pouring from the original state of (7/7,4/4,0/10). CS 161 Summer 2009 Homework #4 Sample Solutions Regrade Policy: If you believe an error has been made in the grading of your homework, you may resubmit it for a regrade. If the error consists of more than an error in addition of points, please include with your homework a detailed explanation of which problems you think you deserve more points on and why. We reserve the right to regrade your entire homework, so your final grade may either increase or decrease. Problem 1 [5 points]
Algorithm: Let e = (u, v), G = G  e. Start a DFS on G from u. If v is visit return yes, else return no. Justification: G has a cycle containing e if and only if there is a path from u to v in G  e. Running time: O(V  + E) for adjacentlist representation. Problem 2 [10 points] Problem 3 [12 points]
(a) (3 points) FALSE. A counterexample: 1 A 1 (b) (3 points) TRUE. Proof: Suppose there exists a MST T that contains e. Remove e from T , which will splits T into two subtrees T1 and T2 . Since e crosses the cut (T1 , T2 ), the cycle must contain at least one other edge e that across this cut. Let T = T  e + e . T is connected and has V   1 edges, and therefore it is a spanning tree. And since w(e) > w(e ), the weight of T is smaller than that of T . Contradiction. B 2 C 1 2 (c) (3 points) FALSE. A counterexample is as follows, 1 A 2 B (d) (3 points) FALSE. For example in the following graph, the shortest path from A to B is A  B with weight 3. But the MST of the graph is A  C  B with weight 4. A 2 3 2 C B Problem 4 [8 points] Problem 5 [8 points]
The method didn't work. A counterexample is shown here. 1 s t s 1 t 1 1 Suppose we added a constant 2 to each edge weight so all edges became positive, the shortest path from s to t in the new graph would be s t with weight 1, using Dijkstra's algorithm. However, in the original graph, the shortest path from s to t doesn't exist. Problem 6 [8 points] CS161 Homework #4 Sample Solutions 3 Problem 7 [5 points]
The graph is as follows. All possible topological orderings: ABCDE, ACBDE, and ACDBE. B A C D E Extra Credit [5 points] ...
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