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UML CS Analysis of Algorithms 91.404 (section 201) Fall, 2011 Homework Set #1 Assigned: Friday, 9/2 Due: Wednesday, 9/14 (start of lecture) This assignment covers textbook material in Chapters1-2. Note: Refer to course web site for homework policies. Remember to attach signed honor statement. 1. (10 points) Comparing Functions : Suppose that the UMass Lowell Riverhawks basketball team’s scores (and the scores of their opponents) are functions of the number of games played in a season by the Riverhawks. In particular, let 2 3 n describe the Riverhawks’ score, where 2 n is the number of games played, and let 2 2 ) (log 11 n n be the opponents’ score. How many games do the Riverhawks need to play before the Riverhawks win a game? Justify your answer. (Hint: We recommend writing a short program to answer this.) Based on this answer, do you expect that the Riverhawks will win any games this season? 2
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course CS 91.404 taught by Professor Dr.karendaniels during the Fall '09 term at UMass Lowell.

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