Computer Science 361
Analysis and Design of Algorithms
September 2015

Title:   Analysis and Design of Algorithms
Instructor:   Cezar Câmpeanu
Email:   ccampeanu < at > upei < dot > ca
Office:   CASS 408
Tel:   (902)566-0485
Textbook:   Introduction to The Design and Analysis of Algorithms by Anany Levitin Addison-Wesley, 3nd Edition, 2012,
ISBN-10: 0-13-231681-1
ISBN-13: 978-13-231681-1
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General description:   The course will discuss several methods for analyzing time and space complexity of algorithms, algorithm design techniques, including divide and conquer, greedy, dynamic programming, and efficient algorithms for several common computer science problems. Other topics include graph algorithms, searching and sorting algorithms merging and hashing algorithms; and NP-completeness.
PREREQUISITE:   CS 261 and Math 242
Essential to review:   elementary symbolic computation(logarithms, trigonomery, polynomials, matrices, exponentials), induction, derivatives, order relations, comparing real valued functions, graph theory.
Time and Location:   Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:15, CSH 104
Office Hours:   Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-12:30, Friday 12-13, or anytime by appointment (please send email)
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Final Exam:  
Friday, December 11 at 2:00 pm, Kelley Memorial Building 237
Final MARKS:  
Everything Marked

Please check all your marks. They will be submitted to Registar's Office, on Friday (before 11am).
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ACADEMIC HONESTY:   This course is committed to the principle of academic integrity. Submitted work is expected to reflect an individual effort. Copying or cheating on assignments or tests will be dealt with harshly. Students should read Academic Regulation 20 in the UPEI Calendar at page 104 (
Avoiding Plagiarism:   The following link will help you identify and. avoid plagiarism
Individual Work Expectations:   You are expected to write your own code, your own proofs, your own examples, and so on. Unless explicitly specified in the assignment's text, the submitted work should be all yours.
Grading scheme:
Assignments Midterm Examination Final Examination
40% 25% 35%
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  3. Tentative Schedule
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  5. Assignment Policy
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