Algorithms and Complexity
Dr. Stephen Bloch
This course meets from 12:00:12:50 MWF in Alumnae Hall, room 2.
Fundamentals of Sequential and Parallel Algorithms, by Kenneth
Berman and Jerome Paul, is required. It's available from amazon.com for
$83, Barnes & Noble for $86, or fatbrain.com for $83.
will be available in LaTeX,
updated schedule will
the latest updates to homework due dates, lecture topics, etc.
Please check the schedule regularly and keep up on the assigned reading!
I shall assign several homework assignments during the semester, a mix
of "analysis on paper" assignments, programming assignments, and pseudocode
In conjunction with our discussion of asymptotic growth
rates, see my Web page on growth rates.
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like that); point it out to me, and I'll try to find another way to
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