(Created 2010-07-25.)
 ALGORITHM THEORY EDAN05
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. EDAN05 overlaps following cours/es: EDA110. Optional for: D4, D4pv, E4, E4pv, F4, F4bs, F4pv, Pi4, Pi4pv. Course coordinator: Rolf Karlsson, Rolf.Karlsson@cs.lth.se, Dept of Computer Science. Prerequisites: EDAA01 Programming-Second course or EDA027 Algorithms and Data Structures. Also FMA420 Linear Algebra. Recommended prerequisits: FMA 410 Calculus in One Variable. Assessment: The final grade is based on a written examination and on 5 assignments. For a passing grade the project also has to be completed. Parts: 2. Home page: http://cs.lth.se/edan05.

Aim
To give a deeper knowledge of the design and analysis of efficient algorithms and give training in algorithmic problem solving

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• have thorough knowledge of properties and usefulness of presented data structures and problem solving techniques

• understand what is a practically efficient algorithm for large problems

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to analyse algorithms with respect to time and space complexity

• be able to formulate and solve recurrences

• be able to apply the given techniques for solving problems

• have increased ability to develop efficient algorithms for practically relevant problems

Contents
Methods for solving recurrences. Order statistics. Red-black trees. Augmenting data structures. Fibonacci heaps. Amortized analysis. van Emde Boas-trees. Dynamic programming. Computational geometry. Sorting networks. String matching. A compulsory project.

Literature
Cormen T, Leiserson C, Rivest R & Stein C: Introduction to Algorithms. Third Ed. MIT Press 2009. ISBN: 978-0-262-53305-8

Parts

Code: 0109. Name: Algorithm Theory.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. The final grade is based on the result of the written examination and on 5 assignments.

Code: 0209. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a final grade on the course the compulsory project work must have been completed.