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MIT1_204S10_assn1 - 1.204 Computer Algorithms in Systems...

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1.204 Computer Algorithms in Systems Engineering Spring 2010 Problem Set 1: Intercity Passenger Rail Schedules Due: 12 noon, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1. Introduction This is a ‘warm-up’ homework that draws on the prerequisite knowledge of Java for this class. If your Java knowledge is rusty, or if you’re coming from C++ or C# or C, this homework is intended to exercise the parts of the Java language we’ll use most frequently this semester, and will give you a chance to brush up on your skills and get help. If you are not yet comfortable programming in Java, you may do problem set 1 in another programming language such as C, C++, C# or VB.NET. Please contact the instructor for permission to do this. This option exists only for homework 1. We strongly recommend you do homework 1 in Java, but you do have the option. (Homework 2 is in SQL; homework 3 must be in Java, but it’s not due until March 8, which gives you a month to get more comfortable with Java.) 2. Problem statement The algorithm you’ll use in homework 1 is simple; it’s up to you to design it, as will be the case during the entire term. It will probably be a ‘greedy algorithm’, which we’ll cover later; you don’t need to do any analysis or proofs for it. Use your intuition to find a reasonable way to solve this problem. Amtrak has 20 Acela trainsets. We have provided the weekday schedule for Acela Express trains between Boston, New
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ESD 1.204 taught by Professor Georgekocur during the Spring '10 term at MIT.

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