4020 Assignments

Assignments in Computer Algorithms (Spring 2015)

This page lists all the Reading Assignments and Homeworks for Computer Algorithms. Please remember to put your name on each problem, as well as the names of your collaborators. For homework policies, see the 4020 Homework Guide.


Reading Assignment: Read Ch.1, and study for the Quiz on Jan 30th by reading Ch.2, 3, and the Discrete Math handout, as well as trying to solve all the problems.

Problem Set 1: Due Friday, Feb 13th, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 3.9 and 4.14. That is, solve problem 9 from Chapter 3, and problem 14 from Chapter 4 of the textbook.

Reading Assignment: Read Sections 4.2, 4.4-4.5, 4.7.

Problem Set 2: Due Friday, Feb 20th, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 20 and 22 from Chapter 4 of the textbook.

Reading Assignment: Read Sections 6.1-6.2.

Problem Set 3: Due Friday, Feb 27th, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 4 and 11 from Chapter 6 of the textbook. See Writing Up Dynamic Programming Solutions for what is typically expected from a description of a dynamic programming algorithm.

Reading Assignment: Read Section 6.3-6.4.

Problem Set 4: Due Friday, Mar 6th, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 5 and 9 from Chapter 6 of the textbook. See Writing Up Dynamic Programming Solutions for what is typically expected from a description of a dynamic programming algorithm.

Reading Assignment: Read Section 6.5-6.8.

Problem Set 5: Due Friday, Mar 20th, at the beginning of class. Solve problem 16 from Chapter 6 of the textbook. Since this problem set consists of only a single homework problem, it will be worth 1/2 as much as the others. Notice that you have 2 weeks to do this assignment because of the Midterm Exam.

Reading Assignment: Read Sections 7.1-7.2, 7.5-7.6.

Problem Set 6: Due Friday, Apr 3rd, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 9 and 14 from Chapter 7 of the textbook. Notice that you have 2 weeks to do this assignment because of Spring Break.

Reading Assignment: Read Sections 7.7-7.9.

Problem Set 7: Due Friday, Apr 17th, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 21 and 28 from Chapter 7 of the textbook. Notice that you have 2 weeks to do this assignment.

Reading Assignment: Read Sections 7.10-7.11.

Problem Set 8: Due Friday, Apr 24th, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 7.29 and 8.9 (that is, Problem 29 from Chapter 7, and Problem 9 from Chapter 8). For problem 8.9, to show that the problem is NP-complete, begin by proving that it is harder than one of: Vertex Cover, Set Cover, Independent Set, 3-SAT. Then show that the problem is in NP.

Reading Assignment: Read Sections 8.1-8.8.

Problem Set 9: Due Tuesday, May 5th, at the beginning of class. Solve problems 6 and 26 from Chapter 8 of the textbook. Notice that this homework is due on a Tuesday.

Reading Assignment: Read Sections 10.1-10.2, 11.1-11.6, 11.8.