421_06au_b - Five Problems CSE 421 Richard Anderson July 1,...

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July 1, 2009 CSE 421, University of Washington, Autumn 2006 1 Five Problems CSE 421 Richard Anderson
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July 1, 2009 CSE 421, University of Washington, Autumn 2006 2 Theory of Algorithms What is expertise? How do experts differ from novices? Point of slide – experts have a Structure of knowledge
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July 1, 2009 CSE 421, University of Washington, Autumn 2006 3 Introduction of five problems Show the types of problems we will be considering in the class Examples of important types of problems Similar looking problems with very different characteristics Problems Scheduling Weighted Scheduling Bipartite Matching Maximum Independent Set Competitive Facility Location
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July 1, 2009 CSE 421, University of Washington, Autumn 2006 4 What is a problem? Instance Solution Constraints on solution Measure of value Example: Minimum Spanning Tree Graph Set of edges Tree constraints Edge costs
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July 1, 2009 CSE 421, University of Washington, Autumn 2006 5 Problem: Scheduling Suppose that you own a banquet hall You have a series of requests for use of the hall: (s 1 , f 1 ), (s 2 , f 2 ), . . . Find a set of requests as large as possible with no overlap
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CSE 421, University of Washington, Autumn 2006 6 What is the largest solution? Student
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