**George Mason University **

**DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE**

**CS483 / CS583 - Analysis of Algorithms - Summer 2008**

MTWR 9:30-11:45, IN 133

703-993-1545

richards@cs.gmu.edu (email should have "CS583" in the subject line

Course office hours: TW, 2:00-3:00 or by appt.

Sci&Tech II Room 425

*PREREQUISITES :*

CS330, Discrete Mathematics (in Math 125 or a similar course), and elementary data structures.

*DESCRIPTION :*

Introduction to a variety of algorithms which illustrate principles for both the design and analysis of efficient algorithms.

*READINGS: *

- Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest and Stein, Introduction to Algorithms, 2001, second edition.

*SYLLABUS:*

The pace is approximate.

- Introductory material - portions of chapters 1 to 5.
- Sorting and order statistics - chapters 6 to 9.
- Data structures - chapters 13, 14, and 19 to 21.
- Design and analysis techniques - chapter 15 and 17. (done out of order)
- Graph algorithms - chapter 22 to 25.
- NP-completeness - chapter 34

*GRADING : *

Undergraduate:

Exams -- 100%

The two exams, the midterm and the final, each cover about a half of the semester; i.e., the final is not cumulative. Of these exams the highest score will count 60% and the lowest 40%.

Graduate:

Exams -- 80%

Program -- 20%

The two exams, the midterm and the final, each cover about a half of the semester; i.e., the final is not cumulative. Of these exams the highest score will count 45% and the lowest 35%.

The final is scheduled for Thursday, June 19; June 18th is a reading day; May 26 is holiday.

Late work and missed exams will not be allowed without an official university excuse. Exam dates will be announced.

The program will involve coding and comparing relatively simple algorithms from journal papers. Work may be done on any platform and in any algorithmic language you choose.

There is to be NO group work on the program; violations will be considered Honor Code offenses.

*LATENESS:*

Projects will be marked down 25% each week they are late.

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