Computer Science 3610
Analysis and Design of Algorithms
September 2021

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
Course web site:  

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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.
Course Objectives:  
  1. Learn how to think of solving a problem
  2. Learn different approches to solving problems
  3. Design solution for problems
  4. Evaluate the complexity of solutions/programs/algorithms
  5. Learn how to count instructuctions in a program
  6. Compute the function that represents the number of steps/the memory size of a program
  7. Solve recurrences and evaluate time/space complexity for most programs/algorithms
  8. Learn how to avoid writing wrong programs
  9. Learn common algorithms used in Computing Science
PREREQUISITE:   CS 2920 and Math 2420
    No prerequisite waiver for those who failed the above courses. Do not insist on circumventing the SMCS rules.
Essential to review:   elementary symbolic computation(logarithms, trigonomery, polynomials, matrices, exponentials), induction, derivatives, order relations, comparing real valued functions, graph theory.
Time and Location:   Monday /Wednesday/Friday 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM, Faculty Sustainable Design Eng, 128A Lecture Don and Marion McDougall Hall (MCDH) 243 246
Office Hours:   Friday 9:25-10:25 or anytime by appointment (please send email-)
Friday, November 12, 2021, 12:30 -- 1:20, in FSDE 128A
Final Exam:  
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Faculty Sustainable Design Eng, 128A

    This course is taking place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lnu Epekwitk (Island Mi'kmaq), a district of Mi'kma'ki, the Mi'kmaq Nation.
Final MARKS:  
Everything Marked

Please check all your marks. They will be submitted to Registar's Office by noon tomorrow, December 21, 2021.
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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 113 (
    The following link will help you to maintain academic integrity 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.
    For some/all assignments/moodle resources and exams you may have to earn one or more academic integrity badges.
Grading scheme:
Assignments Midterm Examination Final Examination
30% 35% 35%
Course Resources:
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  2. Assignments
  3. Handouts
  4. Moodle login
  5. Tentative Schedule
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