Fall 2021 - CMPT 307 D100

Data Structures and Algorithms (3)

Class Number: 4563

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225, MACM 201, (MATH 150 or MATH 151), and (MATH 232 or MATH 240), all with a minimum grade of C-. MATH 154 or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B+ may be substituted for MATH 150 or MATH 151.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Design and analysis of efficient data structures and algorithms. General techniques for building and analyzing algorithms (greedy, divide & conquer, dynamic programming, network flows). Introduction to NP-completeness.

COURSE DETAILS:

The objective of this course is to introduce concepts and problem-solving techniques that are used in the design and analysis of efficient algorithms. This is done by studying various algorithms and data structures.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Topics

  • The following topics may be included:
  • Motivating example: the stable matching problem
  • Greedy (graph) algorithms, BFS, DFS, Dijkstra's Kruskal's and Prim's
  • Simple data structures: priority queues (with heaps) and union-find
  • Divide and conquer algorithms ant their anaysis: solving recursions
  • Dynamic programing algorithms and their analysis
  • Flow algorithms and matching
  • Randomized algorithms
  • NP-completeness

Grading

NOTES:

The course has a final examination (worth 25% of the total grade). There will be six homework assignments which won't be collected and graded. There will be six 45-min quizzes (worth 75% total).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

  • Algorithm Design, J. Kleinberg, É. Tardos, Addison Wesley, 2006

ISBN: 9780321295354

Registrar Notes:

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