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  CSE 421Su '12:  Introduction to Algorithms
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Lecture Notes
 1:  Overview & Example
 2:  Analysis
 3:  Graphs, B/DFS
 4:  Greedy:
 5:  Divide & Conquer
 6:  Dynamic Programming:
   Sched & Knapsack
   String Alignment
   RNA Structure
 7:  Max Flow
   Edmonds-Karp-Dinitz example
 8:  P & NP

Lecture:  LOW 206 (schematic) MW 10:50- 12:20 
Office Hours Location Phone
Instructor:  Larry Ruzzo, ruzzocs  W 1:00- 2:00  CSE 554  206-543-6298
TA:  Tamara Bonaci,  M 1:00- 2:30  CSE 220 
    Th 10:00- 11:00  CSE 220 

Course Email: Staff announcements and general interest student/staff Q&A about homework, lectures, etc. The instructor and TA are subscribed to this list. Enrolled students are as well, but probably should change their default subscription options. Messages are automatically archived. 

Discussion Board: Also feel free to use Catalyst GoPost to discuss homework, etc.

Catalog Description: Techniques for design of efficient algorithms. Methods for showing lower bounds on computational complexity. Particular algorithms for sorting, searching, set manipulation, arithmetic, graph problems, pattern matching.

Prerequisites: either CSE 312 or CSE 322; either CSE 326 or CSE 332.

Credits: 3

Grading: Homework, Final. Homework will be a mix of paper & pencil exercises and programing. Overall weights 60%, 40%, roughly.

Late Policy: Unless otherwise announced, weekly homeworks will be due by 4:00PM on Thursdays; 20% off per calendar day thereafter. (You may turn in work electronically, including scanned versions of handwritten papers, via the Catalyst drop box link at left.)

Extra Credit: Assignments may include "extra credit" sections. These will enrich your understanding of the material, but at a low points per hour ratio. Do them for the glory, not the points, and don't start extra credit until the basics are complete.

Textbook: Algorithm Design by Jon Kleinberg and Eva Tardos. Addison Wesley, 2006. (Available from U Book Store, Amazon, etc.)

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