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Unformatted text preview: h data structure Di. Actual and amortized costs. ・ci ・ĉi = actual cost of ith operation. = ci + Φ(Di) – Φ(Di–1) = amortized cost of ith operation. 22 Potential method (physicist's method) Potential function. Φ(Di) maps each data structure Di to a real number s.t.: ・Φ(D0) = 0. ・Φ(Di) ≥ 0 for each data structure Di. Actual and amortized costs. ・ci ・ĉi = actual cost of ith operation. = ci + Φ(Di) – Φ(Di–1) = amortized cost of ith operation. Theorem. Starting from the initial data structure D0, the total actual cost of any sequence of n operations is at most the sum of the amortized costs. Pf. The amortized cost of the sequence of operations is: n n n n ci = ˆ ci = ˆ i=1 i=1 = = ( ci + ( D i ) ( ci + ( D i ) i=1 i=1 n n i=1 i=1 n n i=1 i=1 ( Di ( Di ci + ( D n ) ci + ( D n ) (D0 ) (D0 ) ci ci 1) 1) ▪ 23 Binary counter: potential method Potential function. Let Φ(D) = number of 1 bits in the binary counter D. ・Φ(D0) = 0. ・Φ(Di) ≥ 0 for each Di. incremen...
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