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252 Algorithms
Textbook: Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest and Stein
Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd edition. From amazon.
Syllabus
 Algorithmic problems:
 Sorting and searching
 Graph algorithms:
 Graph traversal (DFS, BFS) and applications
 Connectivity, strong connectivity, biconnectivity
 Minimum spanning tree
 Shortest path
 Matchings
 Network flow
 Hard problems:
 Traveling salesman problem
 Longest path, Hamilton cycle
 Boolean circuit satisfiability
 Clique
 Vertex cover
 Algorithm design:
 Divideandconquer
 Graph traversal
 Greedy
 Dynamic Programming
 Reductions
 Use of advanced data structures
 Algorithm correctness:
 Proofs and proof techniques (assumptions, basic logic inference and induction)
 Tree and graph properties that make graph algorithms work
 When does the greedy algorithm work?
 Algorithm analysis:
 Time and space complexity
 Asymptotic analysis: Big Oh, Little oh, Theta
 Worst case and average case analysis
 Lower bounds
 Tractable and intractable problems:
 Polynomial time algorithms
 NPalgorithms
 NPhardness and NPcompleteness
 NPReductions

