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Unformatted text preview: CS 473: Algorithms Chandra Chekuri [email protected] 3228 Siebel Center University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Fall 2009 Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Part I Divide and Conquer Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Break problem instance into smaller instances - divide step Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Break problem instance into smaller instances - divide step Recursively solve problem on smaller instances Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Break problem instance into smaller instances - divide step Recursively solve problem on smaller instances Combine solutions to smaller isntances to obtain a solution to the original instance - conquer step Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Break problem instance into smaller instances - divide step Recursively solve problem on smaller instances Combine solutions to smaller isntances to obtain a solution to the original instance - conquer step Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Break problem instance into smaller instances - divide step Recursively solve problem on smaller instances Combine solutions to smaller isntances to obtain a solution to the original instance - conquer step Question: Why is this not plain recursion? Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Break problem instance into smaller instances - divide step Recursively solve problem on smaller instances Combine solutions to smaller isntances to obtain a solution to the original instance - conquer step Question: Why is this not plain recursion? In divide and conquer, each smaller instance is typically at least a constant factor smaller than the original instance which leads to efficienct running times Chekuri CS473ug Merge Sort Quick Sort Divide and Conquer Paradigm Divide and Conquer is a common and useful type of recursion Approach Break problem instance into smaller instances - divide step Recursively solve problem on smaller instances Combine solutions to smaller isntances to obtain a solution to the original instance - conquer step Question: Why is this not plain recursion?...
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