JEPPIAAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
SEMESTER IV
CS 2251 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS 3104
UNIT I 9
Algorithm Analysis – Time Space Tradeoff – Asymptotic Notations – Conditional
asymptotic notation – Removing condition from the conditional asymptotic notation 
Properties of bigOh notation – Recurrence equations – Solving recurrence equations –
Analysis of linear search.
UNIT II 9
Divide and Conquer: General Method – Binary Search – Finding Maximum and
Minimum – Merge Sort – Greedy Algorithms: General Method – Container Loading –
Knapsack Problem.
UNIT III 9
Dynamic Programming: General Method – Multistage Graphs – AllPair shortest paths –
Optimal binary search trees – 0/1 Knapsack – Travelling salesperson problem .
UNIT IV 9
Backtracking: General Method – 8 Queens problem – sum of subsets – graph coloring –
Hamiltonian problem – knapsack problem.
UNIT V 9
Graph Traversals – Connected Components – Spanning Trees – Biconnected components
– Branch and Bound: General Methods (FIFO & LC) – 0/1 Knapsack problem –
Introduction to NPHard and NPCompleteness.
TUTORIAL = 15 Total = 60
TEXT BOOK:
1. Ellis Horowitz, Sartaj Sahni and Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Computer Algorithms/
C++, Second Edition, Universities Press, 2007. (For Units II to V)
2. K.S. Easwarakumar, Object Oriented Data Structures using C++, Vikas
Publishing House pvt. Ltd., 2000 (For Unit I)
REFERENCES:
1. T. H. Cormen, C. E. Leiserson, R.L.Rivest, and C. Stein, "Introduction to
Algorithms", Second Edition, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd, 2003.
2. Alfred V. Aho, John E. Hopcroft and Jeffrey D. Ullman, "The Design and Analysis of
Computer Algorithms", Pearson Education, 1999.
UNITI
PART – A
1. What is performance measurement?
Ans: Performance measurement is concerned with obtaining the space and the
time requirements of a particular algorithm.
2. What is an algorithm?
Ans: An algorithm is a finite set of instructions that, if followed, accomplishes a
particular task. In addition, all algorithms must satisfy the following criteria:
1) input
2) Output
3) Definiteness
4) Finiteness
5) Effectiveness.
3. Define Program.
Ans: A program is the expression of an algorithm in a programming language.
Sometimes works such as procedure, function and subroutine are used
Synonymously program.
4. Write the For LOOP general format.
Ans: The general form of a for Loop is
For variable : = value 1 to value 2 step
Step do
{
<statement 1>
<statement n >
}
5. What is recursive algorithm?
Ans: An algorithm is said to be recursive if the same algorithm is invoked in the
body. An algorithm that calls itself is Direct recursive. Algorithm A is said to be
indeed recursive if it calls another algorithm, which in turn calls A.
6. What is space complexity?
Ans: The space complexity of an algorithm is the amount of memory it needs to
run to completion.
7. What is time complexity?
Ans: The time complexity of an algorithm is the amount of computer time it
needs to run to completion.
8. Give the two major phases of performance evaluation
Ans: Performance evaluation can be loosely divided into two major phases:
(i) a prior estimates (performance analysis)
(ii) a Posterior testing(performance measurement)
9. Define input size.
Ans: The input size of any instance of a problem is defined to be the number of
words(or the number of elements) needed to describe that instance.
10. Define bestcase step count.
Ans: The bestcase step count is the minimum number of steps that can be
executed for the given parameters.
11. Define worstcase step count.
Ans: The worstcase step count is the maximum number of steps that can be
executed for the given parameters.
12. Define average step count.
Ans: The average step count is the average number of steps executed an
instances with the given parameters.
13. Define the asymptotic notation “Big oh” (0)
Ans: The function f(n) = O(g(n)) iff there exist positive constants C and no such
that f(n)£ C * g(n) for all n, n ³n0.
14. Define the asymptotic notation “Omega” ( Ω ).
Ans:The function f(n) =W (g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C and no
such that f(n) C * g(n) for all n, n ³ n0.
15. Define the asymptotic t\notation “theta” ( Ѳ)
Ans:The function f(n) = ( g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C1, C2, and no
such that C1 g(n) f (n) C 2 g(n) for all n, n 0.
16. Define Little “oh”.
Ans: The function f(n) = 0(g(n))
iff
Lim f(n) = 0
n  g (n)
17. Define Little Omega.
Ans: The function f(n) = ( g(n))
Iff Lim f(n) = 0
n  g(n)
18.What are exponential growth functions?
The functions 2n and n! are exponential growth functions, because these two
functions grow so fast that their values become astronomically large even for
rather smaller values of n.
19. What is worstcase efficiency?
The worstcase efficiency of an algorithm is its efficiency for the worstcase input
of size n, which is an input or inputs of size n for which the algorithm runs the
longest among all possible inputs of that size.
20. What is bestcase efficiency?
The bestcase efficiency of an algorithm is its efficiency for the bestcase input of
size n, which is an input or inputs for which the algorithm runs the fastest among
all possible inputs of that size.
21. What is average case efficiency?
The average case efficiency of an algorithm is its efficiency for an average case
input of size n. It provides information about an algorithm behavior on a “typical”
or “random” input.
PART – B
1.Give the properties of an algorithm
Ans:
Non Ambiguity
Range of Input
Multiplicity
Speed
Finiteness
2. Discuss various issues in Writing an algorithm
Ans:
Divise Algorithm
Validate Algorithm
Analyse Algorithm
Test a program
3. Define Algorithm & what are the steps to write an Algorithm (or) Explain
algorithm specification?
Ans:
Algorithm:
The collection of unambiguous instructions occurring in some specific sequence.
Steps to write an Algorithm:
• pseudo code conventions
Alg is the procedure consisting of heading and body.Heading consists of the
keyword Algorithm,name of the Alg and parameter List.
Syntax:
Algorithm name (p1,p2…………………..pn)
Keyword name of the Alg parameters
Heading Section includes
//Problem description:
//Input:
//Output:
Body of the Algorithm
Compound statements should be enclosed within { and } brackets
Single line comments are written using // as beginning of comment
Identifier should begin by Letter not by a digit
Using assignment operator assignment statement can be given
Eg: Variable expression
It also includes other operators such as Boolean Operators, Logical operators,
Relational Operators etc.
Multidimensional arrays
Looping
Conditional statement
Input and Output.
Algorithm.
4. Explain all asymptotic notations?
Ans:
• Big Oh:
The function f(n) = O(g(n)) iff there exist positive constants C and no such
that f(n)C * g(n) for all n, n n0.
• Omega:
The function f(n) =W (g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C and no such that f(n)
C * g(n) for all n, n n0.
Theta
The function f(n) =(g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C1, C2, and no
such that C1 g(n)f(n) C2 g(n) for all n, n n0.
• Little Oh
The function f(n) = 0(g(n))
Iff Lim f(n) = 0
n  g(n)
• Little omega
The function f(n) = (g(n))
Iff Lim g(n) = 0
n  f(n)
5. Explain Performance analysis?
Ans: 1. Space Complexity:
The space complexity of an algorithm is the amount of memory it needs to run to
completion.
algorithm using iterative function to fine sum of n numbers
Algorithm sum(a,n)
{
S : = 0.0
For i=1 to n do
S :  S + a[i];
Return S;
}
algorithm using Recursive function to fine sum of n numbers
Algorithm Rsum (a,n)
{
If(n_ 0) then
Return 0.0;
Else
Return Rsum(a, n 1) + a(n);
}
2. Time Complexity:
The time complexity of an algorithm is the amount of computer time it
needs to run to completion.
3. Asymptotic Notation:
4. Performance measurement:
5. Practical Complexities:
UNIT II
PART  A
1. Write algorithm using iterative function to fine sum of n numbers.
Ans: Algorithm sum(a,n)
{
S : = 0.0
For i=1 to n do
S :  S + a[i];
Return S;
}
2. Write an algorithm using Recursive function to fine sum of n numbers,
Ans: Algorithm Rsum (a,n)
{
If(n_ 0) then
Return 0.0;
Else
Return Rsum(a, n 1) + a(n);
3. Define the divide an conquer method.
Given a function to compute on ‘n’ inputs the divideandcomquer strategy suggests
splitting the inputs in to’k’ distinct susbsets, 1k n, yielding ‘k’ subproblems. The
subproblems must be solved, and then a method must be found to combine subsolutions
into a solution of the whole. If the subproblems are still
relatively large, then the divideand conquer strategy can possibly be reapplied.
4. Define control abstraction.
Ans: A control abstraction we mean a procedure whose flow of control is clear but whose
primary operations are by other procedures whose precise meanings are left undefined.
5. Write the Control abstraction for Divideand conquer.
Ans: Algorithm DAnd( )
{
if small(p) then return S();
else
{
divide P into smaller instance 1 2
k k 1
Apply D and C to each of these subproblems
Return combine (DAnd C( 1) DAnd C( 2),, DAnd (( k));
}
}
6. What is the substitution method?
Ans: One of the methods for solving any such recurrence relation is called the
substitution method.
7. What is the binary search?
Ans: If ‘q’ is always chosen such that ‘aq’ is the middle element(that is,
q=[(n+1)/2), then the resulting search algorithm is known as binary search.
8. Give computing time for Bianry search?
Ans: In conclusion we are now able completely describe the computing time of
binary search by giving formulas that describe the best, average and worst cases.
Successful searches
(1) (logn) (Logn)
best average worst
unsuccessful searches
(logn) best, average, worst
9. Define external path length?
Ans: The external path length E, is defines analogously as sum of the distance
of all external nodes from the root.
10. Define internal path length.
Ans: The internal path length ‘I’ is the sum of the distances of all internal nodes
from the root.
11. What is the maximum and minimum problem?
Ans: The problem is to find the maximum and minimum items in a set of ‘n’
elements.Though this problem may look so simple as to be contrived, it allows us to
demonstrate divideandcomquer in simple setting.
12.What is merge sort and give it’s time complexity?
Ans: In merge sort, the elements are to be sorted in nondecreasing order. Given a
sequence of n elements i.e. a [1], a [2]…. a [n], the general idea is to imagine them split
into 2 sets a [1], …a [(n/2)] and a [(n/2) +1], …. a [n].Each set is individually sorted, and
the resulting sorted sequence are merge to produce a single sorted sequence of
‘n’elements. The time complexity is O (nlogn) for worst case.
13. State m – colorability decision problem.
Ans: Let G be a graph and m be a given positive integer. We want to discover
whether the nodes of G can be colored in such a way that no two adjacent nodes
have the same color yet only m colors are used.
14.Define chromatic number of the graph.
Ans: The m – colorability optimization problem asks for the smallest integer m
for which the graph G can be colored. This integer is referred to as the chromatic
number of the graph.
15. Define a planar graph.
Ans: A graph is said to be planar iff it can be drawn in such a way that no two
edges cross each other.
16. What are NP hard and Npcomplete problems?
Ans: The problems whose solutions have computing times are bounded by
polynomials of small degree.
17. What is a decision problem?
Ans: Any problem for which the answer is either zero or one is called decision
problem.
18. What is maxclique problem?
Ans: A maxclique problem is the optimization problrm that has to determine the
size of a largest clique in Grapg G where clique is the maximal subgraph of a graph.
19. what is approximate solution?
Ans: A feasible solution with value close to the value of an optimal solution is
called approximate solution.
20.Write a recursive algorithm for computing the nth fibonacci number?
ALGORITHM F(n)
// Computes the nth Fibonacci number recursively by using the definition
// Input A nonnegative integer n
// Output The nth Fibonacci number
if n .
1 return n
else return F(n1)+F(n2)
PART – B
1. Write the algorithm for finding the maximum and minimum and explain it?
Ans: The problem is to find the maximum and minimum items in a set of n
elements.Though this problem may look so simple as to be converted it allows us to
demonstrate divide and conquer in simple setting.
Iterative algorithm
Algorithm straightmaxmin(a,n,max,min)
{
max:=min:=a[1];
for I:= 2 to n do
{
if(a[I]>max) then max:=a[I];
if(a[I]<min) then min := a[I];
}
}
Recursive algorithm
Algorithm maxmin(I,j,max,min)
{
if(I==j) then max:=min:=a[I];
else if (I=j1) then
{
if(a[I]<a[j]) then
{
max:=a[j];
min:=a[I];
}
else
{
max:=a[I];
min:=a[j];
}}
else
{
mid:=(I+j)/2;
maxmin(I,mid,max,min);
maxmin(mid+1,j,max1,min1);
if ( max< max1) then max:= max1;
if(min > min1) then min:= min1;
}}
2. Explain the concept of mergesort?
Ans:
In merge sort the elements are to sorted in non decreasing order. Given a
sequence of n elements that is a[1],a[2]….a[n] the general idea is to magine them
split into 2 sets a[1],a[2],…..a[n/2] and a[n/2]+1,……,a[n]. each set is
individually sorted and the resulting sorted sequence are merge to produce a
single sorted sequence of n elements. The time complexity is O(n log n) for worst
case.
Insertion sort works exceedingly fast on arrays of less than 16 elements,
though for large n its computing time is O(n2).
The time complexity and space complexity of traveling salesperson problem is
Time complexity is O (n2 2n).
Space complexity is O (n 2n).
3. Explain binary search method?
Ans:
If ‘q’ is always chosen such that ‘aq’ is the middle element(that is, q=[(n+1)/2),
then the resulting search algorithm is known as binary search.
In conclusion we are now able completely describe the computing time of
binary search by giving formulas that describe the best, average and worst cases.
Algorithm binsearch(a,n,x)
{
low:=1;
high:=n;
while(low<high) do
{
mid:=(low+high)/2;
if(x<a[mid]) then
high:= mid1;
else if(x>a[mid]) then
low:= mid+1;
else
return mid;
}
return 0;
}
Successful searches
(1) (logn) (Logn)
best average worst
unsuccessful searches
(logn)
best, average, worst.
4. Explain container loading.
Container loading problems have been studied by a variety of different methods. Yet
they are attracting more researchers’ attention now, mainly due to remarkable progress in
distribution systems and automatizationin freightage. A container loading problem
requests us a procedure of locating objects that should be loaded into a container in which
objects mean cartons, boxes, parcels, cases, bags and other types that can be handled as
freights in general. Many studies on container loading are based on the formulations as
optimization problems; the simplest formulation is a bin packing problem, which is
known to be NPhard [4].However, another essential feature is knowledge in the loading.
Experiences tell us that frequently knowledge for loading is more important than
optimization. There’re various types of knowledge in actual container loading that makes
the problem more complicated. Some knowledge belongs to the common sense; for
example, stability
of loaded objects is the most important aspect to be considered in practice. Others include
strict regulations such as hazardous objects should be placed separately. Moreover there
is expert knowledge that is not expressed explicitly. Thus the problem should be a
mixture of such a knowledge system and an optimization system. How to mix these
different characteristics is the most important point of the container loading problem. We
begin with showing a list of different knowledge types in this problem.
(i) Framework knowledge,
(ii) Commonsense knowledge,
(iii) Regulatory knowledge,
(iv) Expert knowledge.
5. Explain greedy algorithm.
A greedy algorithm obtains an optimal solution to a problem bymaking a sequence
of choices. At each decision point, the algorithm chooses the locally optimal solution. In
other words, when we are considering which choice to make, we make the choice that
looks best in the current situation, without considering results from sub problems.
Problems solved optimally by greedy algorithms share some features with those problems
solved optimally by dynamic programming algorithms: optimal substructure, recursive
solutions.!
UNIT – III
PART  A
1. What is the Quick sort?
Ans: n quicksort, the division into subarrays is made so that the sorted subarrays
do not need to be merged later.
2. Write the Anlysis for the Quick sort.
Ans: In analyzing QUICKSORT, we can only make the number of element
comparisions c(n). It is easy to see that the frequency count of other operations is of the
same order as C(n).
3. Is insertion sort better than the merge sort?
Ans:Insertion sort works exceedingly fast on arrays of less then 16 elements,
though for large ‘n’ its computing time is O(n2).
4. Write a algorithm for straightforward maximum and minimum
Ans: algorithm straight MaxMin(a,n,max,min)
//set max to the maximum and min to the minimum of a[1:n]
{
max := min: = a[i];
for i = 2 to n do
{
if(a[i] >max) then max: = a[i];
if(a[i] >min) then min: = a[i];
}
}
5. Give the recurrence relation of divideandconquer?
Ans:The recurrence relation is
T(n) = g(n)
T(n1) + T(n2) + + T(nk) + f(n)
6. Write the algorithm for Iterative binary search?
Ans: Algorithm BinSearch(a,n,x)
//Given an array a[1:n] of elements in nondecreasing order, n>0, determine
whether x is present
{
low : = 1;
high : = n;
while (low < high) do
{
mid : = [(low+high)/2];
if(x a[mid]) then high:= mid1;
else if (x a[mid]) then low:=mid + 1;
else return mid;
}
return 0;
}
7. What are internal nodes?
Ans: The circular node is called the internal nodes.
8. Describe the recurrence relation ofr merge sort?
Ans: If the time for the merging operation is proportional to n, then the
computing time of merge sort is described by the recurrence relation
n = 1, a constant
T(n) = a
2T (n/2) + n where n 1, c constant
9.What is meant by feasible solution?
Ans:Given n inputs and we are required to form a subset such that it satisfies
some given constraints then such a subset is called feasible solution.
10. Write any two characteristics of Greedy Algorithm?
Ans: * To solve a problem in an optimal way construct the solution from given
set of candidates.
* As the algorithm proceeds, two other sets get accumulated among this one set
contains the candidates that have been already considered and chosen while the other set
contains the candidates that have been considered but rejected.
11. Define optimal solution?
Ans: A feasible solution either maximizes or minimizes the given objective
function is called as optimal solution
12. What is Knapsack problem?
Ans:A bag or sack is given capacity n and n objects are given. Each object has
weight wi and profit pi .Fraction of object is considered as xi (i.e) 0<=xi<=1 .If fraction is
1 then entire object is put into sack. When we place this fraction into the sack we get wixi
and pixi.
13. Define weighted tree.
Ans:A directed binary tree for which each edge is labeled with a real number
(weight) is called as weighted tree.
14. What is the use of TVSP?
Ans: In places where the loss exceeds the tolerance level boosters have to the
placed. Given a network and loss tolerance level the tree vertex splitting problems is to
determine an optimal placement of boosters.
15. What is the Greedy choice property?
Ans: * The first component is greedy choice property (i.e.) a globally optimal
solution can arrive at by making a locally optimal choice.
* The choice made by greedy algorithm depends on choices made so far but it
cannot depend on any future choices or on solution to the sub problem.
* It progresses in top down fashion.
16. What is greedy method?
Ans: Greedy method is the most important design technique, which makes a
choice that looks best at that moment. A given ‘n’ inputs are required us to obtain a
subset that satisfies some constraints that is the feasible solution. A greedy method
suggests that one can device an algorithm that works in stages considering one input at a
time.
17. What are the steps required to develop a greedy algorithm?
Ans:
* Determine the optimal substructure of the problem.
* Develop a recursive solution.
* Prove that at any stage of recursion one of the optimal choices is greedy choice.
Thus it is always safe to make greedy choice.
* Show that all but one of the sub problems induced by having made the greedy
choice are empty.
* Develop a recursive algorithm and convert into iterative algorithm
18. What is activity selection problem?
Ans: The ‘n’ task will be given with starting time si and finishing time fi. Feasible
solution is that the task should not overlap and optimal solution is that the task should
be completed in minimum number of machine set.
19. Write the specification of TVSP
Ans: Let T= (V, E, W) be a weighted directed binary tree where
V vertex set
E edge set
W weight function for the edge.
W is more commonly denoted as w (i,j) which is the weight of the edge <i,j> _ E.
20. Define forest.
Ans: Collection of sub trees that are obtained when root node is eliminated is
known as forest
PART – B
1. Explain Jobsequencing with deadlines problem with example.
Ans:
We are given a set of n jobs. Associated with job I is an integer deadline di and profit pi >
0. For any job i the profit pi is earned iff the job is completed by its deadline. To
complete a job one has to process the job on a machine one unit of time. Only one
machine is available for the processing jobs. A fesible solution for this problem is subsets
J of jobs such that each job in this subset can be completed by its deadline. The value of
the feasible solution J is the sum of the profits of the jobs in J. An optimal solution is a
feasible solution with maximum value.
Example : Let n=4, (p1,p2,p3,p4) = (100, 10,15,27) and (d1,d2,d3,d4) = (2,1,2,1). Out of
The feasible solution and its val ues the optimal one is (1,4) with value 127.
Algorithm JS(d,j,n) Algorithm Requires us to consider the job in nondecreasing order of
pi’s. Computing time of this algorithm takes O(n2) time.
2. Define Multistage Graphs with forward approach.
A Multistage graph G= (V,E) is a directed graph in which the vertices are partitioned into
k>=2 disjoint sets Vi, 1<i<k. In addition if <u,v> is an edge in E then u belongs to Vi and
V belongs to Vi+1 for some I, 1<i<K. The srts V1 and Vk are such that v1=vk =1. The
vertex s is the source and t the sink. Let c(I,j) be the cost of edge <I,j>. the cost of the
path from s to t is the sum of the costs of the edges in the path. The
Multistage graph problem is the minimum cost path from s to t. Each set Vi defines a
stage in the graph. Because of the constraints on E every path from s to t starts in stage 1
goes o stage 2 then to stage 3 then to stage 4 and so on and eventually terminates in stage
K. In the forward approach we obtain
cost(i,j) = min{c(j,l)+cost(i+1,l)}
l €vi+1
<j,l>€ E
Algorithm F graph(G,k,n,p)
Time taken is O(V + E) where V is set of vertices and E is set of edges.
3. Give the Bellman ford algorithm for Single source shortest path.
Ans:
To find the single source shortest Path we use Dynamic programming strategy. It must be
cyclefree shortest path to obtain an algorithm to determine a shortest path from a source
vertex to all remaining vertices in the graph. When negative edge lengths are permitted
we require thet the graph have no cycles of negative length. Let dist[u] be the length of a
shortest path from the source vertex v to vertex u under the constraint that the shortest
path contains at most L edges. We make three observations and from it we bring the
following
Distk[u] = min {distk1 [u], min {distk1 [i] + cost [i,u]}}.
Time taken is O(n3).
3. ExplainTravelling salesman problem.
The traditional lines of attack for the NPhard problems are the following:
1. Devising algorithms for finding exact solutions (they will work reasonably fast only
for relatively small problem sizes).
2. Devising "suboptimal" or heuristic algorithms, i.e., algorithms that deliver either
seemingly or probably good solutions, but which could not be proved to be optimal.
3. Finding special cases for the problem ("sub problems") for which either better or
exact heuristics are possible.
As a graph problem
Computing a solution
Using inversion instead, the salesman starts with the shuffled cards laid out in front of
him. First, he calculates the path length. Then he randomly picks four contiguous cards
and inverts their order (i.e. A B C D > D C B A). After recalculating the path length, he
keeps the new order if it is shorter as in the figure below with 6 towns (note: the
hometown, point 1, is not counted).
For 60 towns, a loop is randomly opened more than once in every 602 attempts. If the
salesman has a friend with an identical card deck, then they can double their chances of
opening a loop. They both lay out the cards in the same order, then randomly select
different sets of four cards to invert. Naturally, more friends working in parallel will
continue to improve the odds. The figure below shows a randomly generated path
connecting 60 points.Each iteration has 180 parallel inversion operations (i.e. friends), 60
of which are combined to make a new path. After about 1500 iterations, all loops have
been opened, reducing the tour to 1/5 of the original length. See figure below.
5. Explain 01 Knapsack problem.
01 Knapsack problem!
Given items T = T1, T2, T3, ..., Tn (items you might want to carrying your backpack)
with associated weights w1, w2, … , wn and benefit values b1, b2, …, bn, how can we
maximize the total benefit considering that we are subject to an absolute weight limit W?
A bruteforce solution to this problem is to enumerate all possible subsets of T and select
the one with the highest total
benefit from among all the subsets whose cumulative weight is! W.
Algorithm 01 Knapsack!
Input: Set T of n items, such that item i has positive benefit bi and positive integer weight
wi and maximum total weight W. (assumes there is a global array B of length W+1 and
that each element of B has an associated list that is initially empty). !Output: For w = 0,
…, W, maximum benefit B[w] of a subset of T with total weight w.!
01Knapsack(T,W)
1. for i = 0 to W do
2. B[i] = 0
3. for k = 1 to T do
4. for w = W downto wk do
5. if B[w – wk] + bk > B[w] then
6. B[w] = B[w – wk] + bk
7. list[w] = list [w – wk] +k
UNIT  IV
PART  A
1. What does Job sequencing with deadlines mean?
Ans:
* Given a set of ‘n’ jobs each job ‘i’ has a deadline di such that di>=0 and a profit pi such
that pi>=0.
* For job ‘i’ profit pi is earned iff it is completed within deadline.
* Processing the job on the machine is for 1unit of time. Only one machine is available.
2. Define post order traversal.
Ans: The order in which the TVSP visits the nodes of the tree is called the post
order traversal.
3. Write the formula to calculate delay and also write the condition in which the
node gets splitted?
Ans:To calculate delay
d(u)=max{d(v)+w(u, v)}
v _ c(u)
The condition in which the node gets splitted are:
d(u)+w(u ,v)> δ and also d(u) is set to zero.
4. What is meant by tolerance level?
Ans: The network can tolerate the losses only up to a certain limit tolerance limit.
5. When is a task said to be late in a schedule?
Ans:A task is said to be late in any schedule if it finishes after its deadline else a
task is early in a schedule.
6. Define feasible solution for TVSP.
Ans:Given a weighted tree T(V,E,W) and a tolerance limit δ any subset X of V is
a feasible solution if d(T/X)<= δ
7. Define optimal solution for TVSP.
Ans:An optimal solution is one in which the number of nodes in X is minimized.
8. Write the general algorithm for Greedy method control abstraction.
Ans: Algorithm Greedy (a, n)
{
solution=0;
for i=1 to n do
{
x= select(a);
if feasible(solution ,x) then
solution=Union(solution ,x);
}
return solution;
}
9. Define optimal solution for Job sequencing with deadlines.
Ans: Feasible solution with maximum profit is optimal solution for Job
sequencing with deadlines.
10.Write the difference between the Greedy method and Dynamic programming.
Ans: Greedy method
1.Only one sequence of decision is generated.
2.It does not guarantee to give an optimal solution always.
Dynamic programming
1.Many number of decisions are generated.
2.It definitely gives an optimal solution always.
11.Define dynamic programming.
Ans: Dynamic programming is an algorithm design method that can be used
when a solution to the problem is viewed as the result of sequence of decisions.
12.What are the features of dynamic programming?
Ans:
• Optimal solutions to sub problems are retained so as to avoid recomputing their
values.
• Decision sequences containing subsequences that are sub optimal are not considered.
• It definitely gives the optimal solution always.
13.What are the drawbacks of dynamic programming?
Ans:
• Time and space requirements are high, since storage is needed for all level.
• Optimality should be checked at all levels.
14.Write the general procedure of dynamic programming.
Ans:
The development of dynamic programming algorithm can be broken into a
sequence of 4 steps.
1. Characterize the structure of an optimal solution.
2. Recursively define the value of the optimal solution.
3. Compute the value of an optimal solution in the bottomup fashion.
4. Construct an optimal solution from the computed information.
15.Define principle of optimality.
Ans: It states that an optimal sequence of decisions has the property that
whenever the initial stage or decisions must constitute an optimal sequence with regard to
stage
resulting from the first decision.
16.Give an example of dynamic programming and explain.
Ans: An example of dynamic programming is knapsack problem. The solution to
the knapsack problem can be viewed as a result of sequence of decisions. We have to
decide the value of xi for 1<i<n. First we make a decision on x1 and then on x2 and so
on. An optimal sequence of decisions maximizes the object function pi xi.
17.Write about optimal merge pattern problem.
Ans: Two files x1 and x2 containing m & n records could be merged together to
obtain one merged file. When more than 2 files are to be merged together. The merge can
be accomplished by repeatedly merging the files in pairs. An optimal merge pattern tells
which pair of files should be merged at each step. An optimal sequence is a least cost
sequence.
18.Explain any one method of finding the shortest path.
Ans: One way of finding a shortest path from vertex i to j in a directed graph G is
to decide which vertex should be the second, which is the third, which is the fourth, and
so on, until vertex j is reached. An optimal sequence of decisions is one that results in a
path of least length.
19.Define 0/1 knapsack problem.
Ans: The solution to the knapsack problem can be viewed as a result of sequence
of decisions. We have to decide the value of xi. xi is restricted to have the value 0 or 1
and by using the function knap(l, j, y) we can represent the problem as maximum pi xi
subject to wi xi < y where l  iteration, j  number of objects, y – capacity.
20.What is the formula to calculate optimal solution in 0/1 knapsack problem?
Ans: The formula to calculate optimal solution is g0(m)=max{g1, g1(mw1)+p1}.
21.Write about traveling salesperson problem.
Ans: Let g = (V, E) be a directed. The tour of G is a directed simple cycle that
includes every vertex in V. The cost of a tour is the sum of the cost of the edges on the
tour. The traveling salesperson problem to find a tour of minimum cost.
22.Write some applications of traveling salesperson problem.
Ans:
• Routing a postal van to pick up mail from boxes located at n different sites.
• Using a robot arm to tighten the nuts on some piece of machinery on an
assembly line.
• Production environment in which several commodities are manufactured on
the same set of machines.
PART – B
1. Explain subset sum problem.
The subset sum problem is a good introduction to the NPcomplete class of
problems. There are two reasons for this
• It is a decision and not an optimization problem
• It has a very simple formal definition and problem statement.
Although the subset sum problem is a decision problem, the cases when an approximate
solution is sufficient have also been studied, in the field of approximations algorithms;
one algorithm for the approximate version of the subset sum problem is given below.
A solution that has a ±1% precision is good enough for many physical problems.
However, the number of place values in the problem is essentially equivalent to the
number of simultaneous constraints that need to be solved. A numerical precision of 1%
is approximately 0.000012%, or 7 binary places (any numerical error after that is less than
1
⁄128 of the first digit). However, if there are 100 binary place values in the problem,
solving just 7 of them amounts to solving only 7% of the constraints. Moreover, given
that the volume of the solution space in this case would be 2100, and you have only
covered a volume of 27, then there is still a solution space of 293 left uncovered. In this
way, a solution with a 1% numerical precision has covered essentially none of the real
problem. The only way that a solution to the subset sum problem can be used as a
solution to other NP problems is to solve all of the problem (and all of the constraints)
exactly.
In cryptography, it is actually important to solve real subset sum problems exactly. The
subset sum problem comes up when a codebreaker attempts, given a message and
ciphertext, to deduce the secret key. A key that is not equal to but within ±1% of the real
key is essentially useless for the codebreaker due to the avalanche effect, which causes
very similar keys to produce very different results.
2. Short note on flow shop scheduling?
Ans:
The processing of jobs requires the performance of several distinct job. In flow
shop we have n jobs each requiring n tasks i.e. T1i, T2i,…...Tmi, 1<i<n. The conditions
of flow shop scheduling are
Let Tji denote jth task of the ith job. Task Tij is to be performed on Pj number of
processors where 1<j<m i.e. number of processors will be equal to number of task
Any task Tji must be assigned to the processor Pj.
No processor can have more than one task assigned to it at any time. For any job I
processing the task for j>1 cannot be started until T(ji),i has been completed.
A nonpreemptive schedule is a schedule in which the processing of a task on any
processor is not terminated until the task is complete.
A preemptive schedule is a schedule in which the processing of a task on any
processor can be terminated before the task is completed. The finish time fi (S) of job i is
the time at which all tasks of job i have been completed in schedule S.The finish time
F(S) of schedule S is given by F(S)=max{ fi (S)} 1<i<n
The mean flow time MFT (S) is defined to be MFT (S) = 1 fi(S) n 1<i<n
Optimal finish time scheduling for a given set of tasks is a non preemptive
schedule S for which F (S) is minimum over all nonpreemptive schedules S.
Preemptive optimal finish time scheduling for a given set of tasks is a preemptive
schedule S for which F (S) is minimum over all preemptive schedules S.
3. Explain backtracking with example?
To solve any problem using backtracking, it requires that all the solutions
satisfy a complex set of constraints. They are:
iii. Explicit constraints.
iv. Implicit constraints.
They are rules that restrict each xi to take on values only from a give set. They depend on
the particular instance I of the problem being solved. All tuples that satisfy the explicit
constraints define a possible solution space. They are rules that determine which of the
tuples in the solution space of I satisfy the criteria function. It describes the way in which
the xi must relate to each other.
The tree organization of the solution space is referred to as state space tree.
Example:
The problem is to place eight queens on a 8 x 8 chessboard so that no two queen “attack”
that is, so that no two of them are on the same row, column or on the diagonal.
4. Explain Hamiltonian circuit problem.
A Hamiltonian path or traceable path is a path that visits each vertex exactly once. A
graph that contains a Hamiltonian path is called a traceable graph. A graph is
Hamiltonconnected if for every pair of vertices there is a Hamiltonian path between the
two vertices.A Hamiltonian cycle, Hamiltonian circuit, vertex tour or graph cycle is a
cycle that visits each vertex exactly once (except the vertex which is both the start and
end, and so is visited twice). A graph that contains a Hamiltonian cycle is called a
Hamiltonian graph.Similar notions may be defined for directed graphs, where each
edge (arc) of a path or cycle can only be traced in a single direction (i.e., the vertices are
connected with arrows and the edges traced "tailtohead").A Hamiltonian
decomposition is an edge decomposition of a graph into Hamiltonian circuits.
Any Hamiltonian cycle can be converted to a Hamiltonian path by removing one of its
edges, but a Hamiltonian path can be extended to Hamiltonian cycle only if its endpoints
are adjacent.The line graph of a Hamiltonian graph is Eulerian. The line graph of an
Eulerian graph is Hamiltonian.A tournament (with more than 2 vertices) is Hamiltonian if
and only if it is strongly connected.A Hamiltonian cycle may be used as the basis of a
zeroknowledge proof.
Number of different Hamiltonian cycles for a complete graph = (n1)! / 2.
Number of different Hamiltonian cycles for a complete Digraph = (n1)!.
5. Explain generally about Backtracking.
Backtracking is used to solve problems with tree structures. Even problems seemingly
remote to trees such as a walking a maze are actually trees when the decision 'back
leftstraightright' is considered a node in a tree.
Aims
Backtracking is the approach to find a path in a tree. There are serveral
different aims to be achieved :
• just a path
• all paths
• the shortest path
depending on the algorithm and the problem, 'just a path' is the first solution. The
shortest path can only be determined when all paths are known, hence the order of the
listing.
Implementation considerations
The implementation bases on recursion. Each step has to be reverseable,
hence the state has to be saved somehow. There are two approaches to save
the state :
• as full state on the stack
• as reversable action on the stack
While the former is simpler it uses more stack. The later may be preferred for bigger
problems. Consider a game with 100x100 places. To mark the visited places as array
takes 10k booleans per step. The most unfortunate solution, where all places have to be
visited has 10k steps with 10k booleans each as state, therefore using 100M booleans on
the stack with the first approach. The later uses several orders of magnitude less stack
when just saving the position
Implementation
As usual in a recursion, the recursive function has to contain all the knowledge.
The standard implementaion is :
1. check if the goal is achieved
REPEAT
2. check if the next step is possible at all
3. check if the next step leads to a known position  prevent circles
4. do this next step
UNIT – V
PART  A
1.Give the time complexity and space complexity of traveling salesperson
problem.
Ans:
• Time complexity is O (n2 2n).
• Space complexity is O (n 2n).
2.Define flow shop scheduling.
Ans: The processing of jobs requires the performance of several distinct job. In
flow shop we have n jobs each requiring n tasks i.e. T1i, T2i,…...Tmi, 1<i<n.
3.What are the conditions of flow shop scheduling?
Ans:
• Let Tji denote jth task of the ith job. Task Tij is to be performed on Pj number of
processors where 1<j<m i.e. number of processors will be equal to number of task
• Any task Tji must be assigned to the processor Pj.
• No processor can have more than one task assigned to it at any time. For any job I
processing the task for j>1 cannot be started until T(ji),i has been completed.
4.Define nonpreemptive schedule.
Ans: A nonpreemptive schedule is a schedule in which the processing of a task
on any processor is not terminated until the task is complete.
5. Define preemptive schedule.
Ans: A preemptive schedule is a schedule in which the processing of a task on
any processor can be terminated before the task is completed.
6.Define finish time
Ans: The finish time fi (S) of job i is the time at which all tasks of job i have
been completed in schedule S.The finish time F(S) of schedule S is given by
F(S)=max{ fi (S)} 1<i<n
7.Define mean flow time
Ans: The mean flow time MFT (S) is defined to be]
MFT (S) = 1 fi(S)
n 1<i<n
8.Define optimal finish time.
Ans: Optimal finish time scheduling for a given set of tasks is a non preemptive
schedule S for which F (S) is minimum over all non preemptive schedules S.
9.Define preemptive optimal finish time.
Ans: Preemptive optimal finish time scheduling for a given set of tasks is a
preemptive schedule S for which F (S) is minimum over all preemptive schedules S.
10. What are the requirements that are needed for performing Backtracking?
Ans: To solve any problem using backtracking, it requires that all the solutions
satisfy a complex set of constraints. They are:
i. Explicit constraints.
ii. Implicit constraints.
11.Define explicit constraint.
Ans: They are rules that restrict each xi to take on values only from a give set.
They depend on the particular instance I of the problem being solved. All tuples that
satisfy the explicit constraints define a possible solution space.
12. Define implicit constraint.
Ans: They are rules that determine which of the tuples in the solution space of I
satisfy the criteria function. It describes the way in which the xi must relate to each
other.
13.Define state space tree.
Ans: The tree organization of the solution space is referred to as state space tree.
14.Define state space of the problem.
Ans: All the paths from the root of the organization tree to all the nodes is called
as state space of the problem
15.Define answer states.
Ans: Answer states are those solution states s for which the path from the root to
s defines a tuple that is a member of the set of solutions of the problem.
16.What are static trees?
Ans: The tree organizations that are independent of the problem instance being
solved are called as static tree.
17.What are dynamic trees?
Ans: The tree organizations those are independent of the problem instance being
solved are called as static tree.
18.Define a live node.
Ans: A node which has been generated and all of whose children have not yet
been generated is called as a live node.
19. Define a E – node.
Ans: E – node (or) node being expanded. Any live node whose children are
currently being generated is called as a E – node.
20.Define a dead node.
Ans: Dead node is defined as a generated node, which is to be expanded further/
all of whose children have been generated.
21.,What are the factors that influence the efficiency of the backtracking
algorithm?
Ans:
The efficiency of the backtracking algorithm depends on the following
four factors. They are:
i. The time needed to generate the next xk
ii. The number of xk satisfying the explicit constraints.
iii. The time for the bounding functions Bk
iv. The number of xk satisfying the Bk.
22.Define BranchandBound method.
Ans: The term BranchandBound refers to all the state space methods in which
all children of the Enode are generated before any other live node can become the
Enode.
23.What are the searching techniques that are commonly used in Branchand
Bound method.
Ans: The searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method are:
i. FIFO
ii. LIFO
iii. LC
iv. Heuristic search
24.State 8 – Queens problem.
Ans: The problem is to place eight queens on a 8 x 8 chessboard so that no two
queen “attack” that is, so that no two of them are on the same row, column or on the
diagonal.
25.State Sum of Subsets problem.
Ans: Given n distinct positive numbers usually called as weights , the problem
calls for finding all the combinations of these numbers whose sums are m.
PART  B
1. Explain branch and bound?
Ans:
The term BranchandBound refers to all the state space methods in which all
children of the Enode are generated before any other live node can become the
Enode. the searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method.
The searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method are:
i. LC search
ii. 15 – puzzle problem
iii. LC control abstraction
iv. Bounding
v. FIFO branch and bound
vi. LC branch and bound
2. What is knapsack problem? Expalin in deatail with alg.
Ans:
Given n objects and a knwpsack or bag. Object I has a weight wi and the
knapsack has the capacity m. If a fraction xi 0<xi<1 of object i is placed in to
knapsack then a profit of pixi earned. The objective is to obtain a filling of the
knapsack that maximizes the total profit earned. Since the knapsack capacity is m, we
rewuire the total weight of all chosdn objects to be atmost m.
Formally the problem can be stated as
Maximize ∑pixi 1<i<n subject to ∑ wixi <= m 1<i<n and 0<xi<1, 1<i<n. The
profits and weights are positive numbers.
Algorithm Greedyknapsack(m,n) Needs the objects are considered in order of the ratio
pi/wi. Disregarding the time to initially sort the objects each of the three strategy
outlined above requires O(n) times.
Example: The problem n=3, m= 20 (p1,p2,p3) = (25,24,15) and (w1, w2,w3) =
(18,15,10) . Out of the feasible solutions the optimal solution is (0, 1, ½ ) which gives
the
value 31.5.
3. Define Biconnected components and DFS.
Ans:
A Graph G is biconnected if and only if it contains no articulatin point. A
vertex V ina graph is said to be an articulation point if and only if the deletion of
vertex v together with all its edges incident to v disconnects the graph into to two or
more nonempty components.. A maximal biconeected component is biconnected
graph. The graph G can be transformed into a biconnected graph by using the adge
addition
scheme.
For each articulation point a do
{
let B1, B2,.. BK be the biconnected components containing vertex a.
le vi, vi != a be the vertec in I
Add to G the edges (vi, vi+1 )
}
Doing DFS gives DFN numbers to the nodes. From it the L value is found.
Calculations and methods are devised to find the articulation point and then the edge
connection is made to make it biconnected.
The time taken for TVS is O(n)time.
4. Explain Spanning Tree .
Given a connected, undirected graph, a spanning tree of that graph is a subgraph
which is a tree and connects all the vertices together. A single graph can have many
different spanning trees. We can also assign a weight to each edge, which is a number
representing how unfavorable it is, and use this to assign a weight to a spanning tree
by computing the sum of the weights of the edges in that spanning tree. A minimum
spanning tree (MST) or minimum weight spanning tree is then a spanning tree with
weight less than or equal to the weight of every other spanning tree. More generally,
any undirected graph (not necessarily connected) has a minimum spanning forest,
which is a union of minimum spanning trees for its connected components.
The minimum spanning tree of a planar graph. Each edge is labeled with its weight,
which here is roughly proportional to its length.
Minimumcost subgraph
If the weights are nonnegative, then a minimum spanning tree is in fact the minimum
cost subgraph connecting all vertices, since subgraphs containing cycles necessarily
have more total weight.
Cycle property
For any cycle C in the graph, if the weight of an edge e of C is larger than the weights
of other edges of C, then this edge cannot belong to an MST. Assuming the contrary,
i.e. that e belongs to an MST T1, then deleting e will break T1 into two subtrees with
the two ends of e in different subtrees. The remainder of C reconnects the subtrees,
hence there is an edge f of C with ends in different subtrees, i.e., it reconnects the
subtrees into a tree T2 with weight less than that of T1, because the weight of f is less
than the weight of e.
Cut property
For any cut C in the graph, if the weight of an edge e of C is smaller than the weights
of other edges of C, then this edge belongs to all MSTs of the graph. Indeed, assume
the contrary, i.e., e does not belong to an MST T1. Then adding e to T1 will produce a
cycle, which must have another edge e2 from T1 in the cut C. Replacing e2 with e
would produce a tree T1 of smaller weight.
Algorithm
The first algorithm for finding a minimum spanning tree was developed by Czech
scientist Otakar Borůvka in 1926 (see Borůvka's algorithm). Its purpose was an
efficient electrical coverage of Moravia. There are now two algorithms commonly
used, Prim's algorithm and Kruskal's algorithm. All three are greedy algorithms that
run in polynomial time, so the problem of finding such trees is in FP, and related
decision problems such as determining whether a particular edge is in the MST or
determining if the minimum total weight exceeds a certain value are in P. Another
greedy algorithm not as commonly used is the reversedelete algorithm, which is the
reverse of Kruskal's algorithm.
The problem can also be approached in a distributed manner. If each node is
considered a computer and no node knows anything except its own connected links,
one can still calculate the distributed minimum spanning tree.
5. Explain about DFS Graph traversal technique.
Here, the starting point can be any vertex and the next vertex to be visited is decided
by the traversal you choose. If you choose the DFS, the next vertex to be visited will
be the adjacent vertex (to the starting point), which has the highest depth
value(??????...look at the graph below) and then the next adjacent vertex with the next
higher depth value and so on till all the adjacent nodes for that vertex are not visited.
We repeat this same procedure for every visited vertex of the graph.
Well, I got to explain this with the help of a graph 
If V1 is the starting point of my
traversal then, as you can see  V2,
V3 and V8 are its adjacent vertices
and so in the Adjacency List of V1.
Now, I am suppose to visit these
vertices, but as this is DFS, I should
visit V8 first and then V2 and V3.
So, to keep track of which vertex to
be visited next, we make use of a
STACK, which holds these vertex
values in the DFS order. Let's see
the algorithm...
Algorithm:
Step1: Set the starting point of traversal and push it inside the stack
Step2: Pop the stack and add the popped vertex to the list of visited vertices
Step3: Find the adjacent vertices for the most recently visited vertex( from the
Adjacency Matrix)
Step4: Push these adjacent vertices inside the stack (in the increasing order of their
depth) if they are not visited and not there in the stack already
Step5: Go to step2 if the stack is not empty
UNIVERSITY QUESTIONS
CS1201Design and analysis of algorithms
Fourth semester
APRIL/MAY  2008
Part  A [each carry 2 marks]
1. Define Big oh notation
2. Enumerate some important types of problem
3. How will you measure input size of algorithms
4. what is the average case complexity of linear search algorithm
5. Write the procedure for selection sort
6. Define depth first searching technique
7. what is the fundamental philosophy of transform and conquer method
8. what is AVL tree
9. State if backtracking always produces optimal solution
10. Explain briefly branch and bound technique for solving problems
Part  B
11.(a) (i) Define the asymptotic notations used for best case average case and worst case
analysis of
algorithms
(ii) Write an algorithm for finding maximum element of an array , perform best , worst
and average
case complexity with appropriate order notations.
(or)
(b) Write an algorithm to find mean and variance of an array perform best, worst and
average case
complexity, defining the notations used for each type of analysis.
12. (a) Derive the recurrence equation for Fibonacci series. Perform Complexity analysis
for the same.
(or)
(b) Explain in detail, the techniques for algorithm visualization.
13. (a) Explain in detail quick sorting method. Provide a complete analysis of quick sort.
//see Anany Levitin book
(or)
(b) Explain in detail merge sort. illustrate the algorithm with a numeric example. Provide
complete
analysis of the same. // see Anany Levitin book
14 (a) Apply Prim's Algorithm and Kruskal algorithm to the graph to obtain minimum
spanning tree. Do
these algorithms generate same output – Justify // see Anany Levitin book
(or)
(b) Solve the following instance of the singlesource shortest paths problem with vertex a
as the source.
// see anany levitin book for graph. Write the algorithm for the above problem
15. (a) Explain Nqueens problem with an algorithm. Explain why backtracking is
defined as a default
procedure of last resort for solving problems. (or)
(b) job 1 job 2 job 3 job 4
a 9 2 7 8
b 6 4 3 7
c 5 8 1 8
d 7 6 9 4
Consider the above matrix for assignment problem involving persons and jobs.
Explain in detail how
branch and bound technique is useful is solving assignment problems
TWO MARKS ANSWER:
1. The function f(n)=O(g(n)) iff there exists positive constants C and no such that
f(n)<=c*g(n) for all n, n>= no.
2. Sorting, searching, numerical, string matching, geometric, combinatorial, graph
problems.
3. The Efficiency of an algorithm is based on the parameter on which the input size
depends upon. In most of the problems selection of such parameter is straight
forward. For ex it will be the size of the list for a problem of sorting, searching,
and similar problems.
4. The average case time complexity of linear search is Cavg(n)=P(n+1)/2 + n(1P).
Cavg(n) is prob of successful search.
5. Scan the array to find its smallest element and swap it with the first time with the
1st element. Then starting with the 2nd element scan the entire list to find the
smallest element and swap it with the second element. Continuing in this fashion
to sort the entire list.
6. 1.select an unvisited node V, visit it and treat as the current node
2.find an unvisited neighbor of the current node, visit it, and make it the new
current node. if there are more than one unvisited neighbors the n resolve the tie
by following the alpha order.
3.if the current node has no unvisited neighbors, back track to its parent and make
it a new current node.
4.Repeat steps 2 & 3 until no more nodes can be visited.
5.Repeat steps 1 for the remaining nodes.
7. Transform and conquer is the 4th alg design and problem solving strategy.
Transform and conquer is an alg strategy in which the problem is solved by
applying transformations. There are three variations of this approach .1.instance
simplification, 2.representation change, 3.problem reduction.
8. An AVL tree is a binary tree in which the balance factor of every node which is
defined as the difference between the heights of the node’s and right sub tree is
either 0 or 1 or 1.(height of empty tree is 1).
9. NO, backtracking always does not produce optimal solution.
10. Branch and Bound is an alg design tech that enhances the idea of generating a
state space tree with the idea of estimating the best value obtainable from a
current node of the decision tree . if such an element is not superior to the
best solution seen upto that point in the processing of node is eliminated from
further considerations.
Part –B
11. (a)
(i) Big Oh:
The function f(n) = O(g(n)) iff there exist positive constants C and no such that
f(n)C * g(n) for all n, n , n0.
Omega:
The function f(n) =W (g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C and no such that f(n) C
* g(n) for all n, n n0.
Theta
The function f(n) =(g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C1, C2, and no such that
C1 g(n), f(n) C2 g(n) for all n, n n0.
Little Oh
The function f(n) = 0(g(n)) Iff Lim f(n) = 0 n  g(n)
Little omega The function f(n) = (g(n)) Iff Lim g(n) = 0 n  f(n)
11.(ii)
The problem is to find the maximum and minimum items in a set of n elements.
Though this problem may look so simple as to be converted it allows us to
demonstrate divide and conquer in simple setting.
Iterative algorithm
Algorithm straightmaxmin(a,n,max,min)
{
max:=min:=a[1];
for I:= 2 to n do
{
if(a[I]>max) then max:=a[I];
if(a[I]<min) then min := a[I];
}
}
Recursive algorithm
Algorithm maxmin(I,j,max,min)
{
if(I==j) then max:=min:=a[I];
else if (I=j1) then
{
if(a[I]<a[j]) then
{
max:=a[j];
min:=a[I];
}
else
{
max:=a[I];
min:=a[j];
}}
else
{
mid:=(I+j)/2;
maxmin(I,mid,max,min);
maxmin(mid+1,j,max1,min1);
if ( max< max1) then max:= max1;
if(min > min1) then min:= min1;
}
}
11. (b)  Algorithm for finding mean and variance:
 Explanation for that algorithm
 Analyse the Worst case, best case and average case
12. (a)  An algorithm is said to be recursive if the same algorithm is invoked in the
body. An algorithm that calls itself is Direct recursive. Algorithm A is said to be indeed
recursive if it calls another algorithm, which in turn calls A.
 Recurrence equation of Fibonacci series
 int fibnum(int p)
{
if(p==1  p==0 )
return(p);
else
return (fibnum(p1)+fibnum(p2));
}
12. (b)  Algorithm Visualization is Visualization of the abstractions that describe
software.
 Draw the diagram related to this (Refer Anany Levitin for diagram )
 Conclude with the benefits of visualization
13. (a) – Briefly discuss about divide and conquer approach
 Write algorithm for partitioning the array and quick sort
 Explain how that algorithm works
 Discuss about the best case, average case and worst case
13. (b) In merge sort the elements are to sorted in non decreasing order. Given a
sequence of n elements that is a[1],a[2]….a[n] the general idea is to magine them split
into 2 sets a[1],a[2],…..a[n/2] and a[n/2]+1,……,a[n].
each set is individually sorted and the resulting sorted sequence are merge to produce a
single sorted sequence of n elements. The time complexity is O(n log n) for worst case.
Insertion sort works exceedingly fast on arrays of less than 16 elements, though for
large n its computing time is O(n2).
The time complexity and space complexity of traveling salesperson problem is
Time complexity is O (n2 2n).
Space complexity is O (n 2n).
14. (a)  A greedy algorithm obtains an optimal solution to a problem by making
a sequence of choices. At each decision point, the algorithm chooses the locally optimal
solution. In other words, when we are considering which choice to make, we make the
choice that looks best in the current situation, without considering results from sub
problems. Problems solved optimally by greedy algorithms share some features with
those problems solved optimally by dynamic programming algorithms: optimal
substructure, recursive solutions.
 Definition for minimum spanning tree
 Algorithm for prim’s and Krushkal’s
 Difference between Prim’s and Krushkal’s
 Explain the graph in stepwise procedure by drawing graph and tabulation
14. (b)  Definition for single source shortest path algorithm
 Write the algorithm for finding the single source shortest path
 Explain the algorithm with graph and Tabulation
15. (a)  NQueens Problems
 The problem is to place N queens on a N x N chessboard so that no two
queen “attack” that is, so that no two of them are on the same row, column or on the
diagonal.
 Algorithm for solving NQueen problem
 Explain some possible cases
15. (b) The term BranchandBound refers to all the state space methods in which all
children of the Enode are generated before any other live node can become the
Enode. the searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method.
The searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method are:
i. LC search
ii. 15 – puzzle problem
iii. LC control abstraction
iv. Bounding
v. FIFO branch and bound
vi. LC branch and bound
UNIVERSITY QUESTION PAPER
B.E/ B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER 2005.
04 SEMESTER
CS1201 – DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS.
Time: 3 Hrs.
Max.marks:100
PART A (Answer ALL questions)
10* 2=20
1. What are algorithm design techniques?
2. How is an Algorithm’s time efficiency measured?
3. Mention any four classes of algorithm efficiency.
4. What is algorithm visualization?
5. Write any four examples for Brute force approach.
6. Give the time efficiency and drawback of merge sot algorithm.
7. What is mathematical modeling?
8. What is prestructuring? Give examples.
9. State the principles of backtracking?
10. How is accuracy of approximation algorithm measured?
PART B
5*16=80
11. (i) Explain the necessary steps for analyzing efficiency of recursive algorithm
with example.
(OR)
(ii) What is empirical analysis of an algorithm? Discuss its strength and
weakness?
12. (i) Describe the steps in analyzing and coding an algorithm.
(OR)
(ii) Discuss the fundamentals of analysis framework and notations Used in
algorithm design.
13. (i) Explain Quick sort algorithm with suitable example.
(OR)
(ii) Give a suitable example and explain the Breadth first search And Depth first
search algorithms.
14. (i) Define AVL tree. Explain the construction sequence of AVL tree with a
simple example.
(OR)
(ii) Define spanning tree. Discuss the design steps in Prim’s Algorithm to
construct minimum spanning
tree with an ex.
15.(i) Explain Subset sum problem and discuss the possible solution strategies
using backtracking.
(OR)
(ii) Discuss the solution for Traveling salesman problem using Branch and bound
techniques.
TWO MARKS ANSWER
1. The techniques that are used to devise and formulate a feasible solution to a
problem are known as algorithm designs techniques.
2. The time(t) taken by an algorithm(a) is the sum of the compile time and the
execution time. The compile time does not depend on the instance characteristic.
The runtime denoted by (Ta) takes into consideration of the input size of the
problem.
3. CLASS NAME COMMENT
L constant short of best case efficiencies.
N linear alg that scans list of size n belonging to this class
Nlogn nlogn many divide and conquer alg .including merge sort
and quick sort
n! Factorial typical for alg. That generate all permutations of
an nelement set.
4. Algorithm Visualization is Visualization of the abstractions that describe
software.
5. * The 8 queens problem
*The Graph closing problem
*The Hamiltonian Circuit problem
*The Knapsack problem
* The Subset Sum problem
6. The Time efficiency of merge sort algorithm is Tn=O(nlog2n).One main
drawback of merge sort is that it requires large auxiliary area.
7. A mathematical model is an abstract model that uses mathematical language to
describe the behavior of a system.
8. Prestructuring is the 2nd type of tech. That exploits space for time tradeoffs that
uses extra space to facilitate a faster and/or more flexible access to that data.
9. Backtracking algorithms determine problem solutions by the component at a time
and to use modified criterion function called bounding functions to test whether
the vector being formed has any chance of success.
10. The accuracy of approx alg Sa to a problem minimizing some function f,can be
quantified by size of the relative error of the approximation.
r(Sa) = f(Sa)/ f(S*)
PART B ANSWERS
11. (i)
1. Space Complexity:
The space complexity of an algorithm is the amount of memory it needs to run to
completion.
algorithm using Recursive function to fine sum of n numbers
Algorithm Rsum (a,n)
{
If(n_ 0) then
Return 0.0;
Else
Return Rsum(a, n 1) + a(n);
}
2. Time Complexity
The time complexity of an algorithm is the amount of computer time it needs to run to
completion.
3. Asymptotic Notation
4. Performance measurement
5. Practical Complexities
(ii) Refer page no. 84 of Anany Levitin
12 (i) Algorithm:
The collection of unambiguous instructions occurring in some specific
sequence.
Steps to write an Algorithm:
• pseudo code conventions
Alg is the procedure consisting of heading and body.Heading consists of the
keyword Algorithm,name of the Alg and parameter List.
Syntax:
Algorithm name (p1,p2…………………..pn)
Keyword name of the Alg parameters
Heading Section includes
//Problem description:
//Input:
//Output:
Body of the Algorithm
Compound statements should be enclosed within { and } brackets
Single line comments are written using // as beginning of comment
Identifier should begin by Letter not by a digit
Using assignment operator assignment statement can be given
Eg: Variable expression
It also includes other operators such as Boolean Operators, Logical operators,
Relational Operators etc.
Multidimensional arrays
Looping
Conditional statement
Input and Output.
Algorithm
12. (ii) Refer page no. 42 of Anany Levitin
13. (i) – Briefly discuss about divide and conquer approach
 Write algorithm for partitioning the array and quick sort
 Explain how that algorithm works
 Discuss about the best case, average case and worst case

13. (ii) Algorithm for DFS:
Step1: Set the starting point of traversal and push it inside the stack
Step2: Pop the stack and add the popped vertex to the list of visited vertices
Step3: Find the adjacent vertices for the most recently visited vertex( from the
Adjacency Matrix)
Step4: Push these adjacent vertices inside the stack (in the increasing order of their
depth) if they are not visited and not there in the stack already
Step5: Go to step2 if the stack is not empty
Algorithm for BFS:
Step1: Set the starting point of traversal and add it inside the queue
Step2: Find the adjacent vertices for the starting vertex( from the Adjacency Matrix)
Step3: add these adjacent vertices inside the queue if they are not visited
Step4: Go to step2 if the queue is not empty
14 (i)  Definition of AVL Tree and Balancing Factor
 Algorithm for Single Rotation
 Algorithm for double Rotation
 Show these Rotations with an example
14 (ii) .  A minimum spanning tree (MST) or minimum weight spanning tree is
then a spanning tree with weight less than or equal to the weight of every other
spanning tree. More generally, any undirected graph (not necessarily connected) has a
minimum spanning forest, which is a union of minimum spanning trees for its
connected components
 Definition for minimum spanning tree
 prim’s Algorithm for MST
 Explain the graph in stepwise procedure by drawing graph and tabulation
15. (i)  Given n distinct positive numbers usually called as weights , the problem
calls for finding all the combinations of these numbers whose sums are m. To solve
any problem using backtracking, it requires that all the solutions satisfy a complex set
of constraints. They are:
iii. Explicit constraints.
iv. Implicit constraints.
They are rules that restrict each xi to take on values only from a give set. They depend
on the particular instance I of the problem being solved. All tuples that satisfy the
explicit constraints define a possible solution space.They are rules that determine
which of the tuples in the solution space of I satisfy the criteria function. It describes
the way in which the xi must relate to each other.
15. (ii) The term BranchandBound refers to all the state space methods in which all
children of the Enode are generated before any other live node can become the
Enode. the searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method.
The searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method are:
i. LC search
ii. 15 – puzzle problem
iii. LC control abstraction
iv. Bounding
v. FIFO branch and bound
vi. LC branch and bound
UNIVERSITY QUESTION PAPER
B.E/ B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER 2008.
04 SEMESTER
CS1201 – DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS.
Time: 3 Hrs.
Max.marks:100
PART A (Answer ALL questions)
10* 2=20
1. Define an algorithm
2. Design an algorithm for checking whether the given word is Palindrome or not i.e. ,
Whether the word is the same even when reversed Eg MADAM is a palindrome.
3. List out the steps for empirical analysis of algorithm efficiency.
4. What is the significance of Fibonacci number of sequence?
5. Give an example problem that cannot be solved by a BruteForce attack.
6. Write a PSEUDOCODE for a divide and conquer algorithm for finding the position
of the largest element in an array of n numbers.
7. Define a heap.
8. Give the Pseudo code of the Warshall’s Algorithm.
9. When do you terminate the search path in a statespace tree of a branch and bound
algorithm?
10. Define a Knapsack Problem,
PART B
5*16=80
11 . (a) (i) Elaborate the various asymptotic metrics used to evaluate the efficiency of
the algorithm.
(ii) Use the most appropriate notation to indicate the time efficiency class of a
sequential search
(1) In worst case (2) In the best case (3) In the average case
(or)
(b) Specify the Euclid algorithm, the consecutive integer checking algorithm and the
middle school algorithm for computing the GCD of two integer numbers. Which of them
is simpler? Which is more efficient? Why?
12 . (a) Consider the following Algorithm:
ALGORITHM Secret(A[0…n1])
// INPUT: An array A[0..n1] of n real numbers
Minval A[0]; Maxvala[0];
For i 1 to n1 do
If A[i]< minval
Minval A[i];
If A[i]> maxval
maxval A[i];
return maxvalminval;
(i) What does this algorithm Compute?
(ii) What is the Basic operation?
(iii) How many times is the basic operation computed?
(iv) What is the efficiency class of this algorithm?
(v) Suggest an improvement or a better algorithm altogether and indicate the
efficiency class . If you cant do in , prove that in fact it Cant be done.
(or)
(b) Consider the following recursive algoritm for computing the sum of the 1st n
cubes :S(n)=13+23+….+n3;
ALGORITHM S(n)
// I/P : A +ve integer n;
// o/p: The sum of the first n cubes.
If n==1 return 1
Else return S(n1) + n*n*n
(i)Set up and solve a recurrence relation for the number of the algorithm basic
operation is executed.
(ii) How does the algorithm compared with the straight forward nonrecursive algorithm
for computing this function?
13. (a) (i) Describe the Quick sort algorithm.
(ii) Apply QUICK sort to sort the list E,X,A,M,P,L,E in alphabetical order.
Draw the tree of the recursive calls made.
(or)
(b) Compare and contrast the Depth First Search and Breadth First Search
algorithms.How do they fit into the Decrease and Conquer strategy?
14 . (a) (i) Describe the Prim’s Algorithm for finding the minimum cost spanning tree.
(ii) Apply the Prim’s Algorithm to the following graph:
/(b) For each of the following lists , construct an AVL tree by inserting their elements
successfully , starting with an empty tree
(i) 1,2,3,4,5,6 (ii) 6,5,4,3,2,1 (iii) 3,6,5,1,2,4
15 . (a) Using Backtracking enumerate how can you solve the following problems:
(i) 8Queens Problem (ii) Hamiltonian circuit problem
(or)
(b) (i) solve the following instances of the knapsack problem by branch and
bound technique
ITEM WEIGHT VALUES
1 10 $100
2 7 $63
3 8 $56
4 4 $12
W=16
(ii) Give an ex for the best case input for the branch and bound algorithm for
the assignment problem.
(iii) In The best case , how many nodes will be in the state space tree of the
branch and bound algorithm for the assignment problem.
TWO MARK ANSWERS:
1. An algorithm is a sequence of unambiguous instructions for solving a problem,
i.e., for obtaining a required output for any legitimate input in finite amount of
time.
2. Input: The string
Output: Result is palindrome or not
Gets(string)
Strcpy(stringup, string)
Strrev(stringup)
Diff=strcmp(string,stringup)
3. i. Understand the purpose of experiment of given algorithm
ii. Decide the efficiency metric M . also decide the measurement unit
iii. Decide on characteristics of the input
iv. Create a program for implementing the algorithm
v. Generate a sample of input
vi . Run the algorithm for some set of input sample
vii. Analyze the resultant data
4. This series can be obtained by following formula
f(n)=f(n1)+f(n2) where n>1
5. Linear search , merge sort.
6. Divide: Partition array into two sub lists S1 and S2 with n/2 elements each
Conquer: Then find the maximum number of sub lists S1 and sub list S2
Combine: Compare S1 result and S2 result return maximum number
7. Heap is a complete binary tree or a almost complete binary tree in which every
parent node be either greater (or) lesser than its child nodes
8. Input: The adjacency matrix A of a diagram with a vertices
Output: The transitive closure of the graph
R(0) A
for k 1 to n do
for i1 to n do
for j 1 to n do
R(k)[i,j]R(k1)[i,j]
Return R(n)
9. When we got minimum values from each column and no value selected is under
same column then we will terminate the search.
10. A bag or sack is given capacity n and n objects are given. Each object has weight
wi and profit pi Fraction of object is considered as xi (i.e) 0<=xi<=1 .If fraction is
1 then entire object is put into sack. When we place this fraction into the sack we
get wixi and pixi.
PART B ANSWERS
11.(a)
(i) Big Oh:
The function f(n) = O(g(n)) iff there exist positive constants C and no such that
f(n)C * g(n) for all n, n , n0.
Omega:
The function f(n) =W (g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C and no such that f(n) C
* g(n) for all n, n n0.
• Theta
The function f(n) =(g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C1, C2, and no such that
C1 g(n), f(n) C2 g(n) for all n, n n0.
Little Oh
The function f(n) = 0(g(n)) Iff Lim f(n) = 0 n  g(n)
Little omega The function f(n) = (g(n)) Iff Lim g(n) = 0 n  f(n)
(ii) – Definition for sequential search It compares given element with all the
elements in an array
 Algorithm for sequential search
 Briefly explain about efficiency class for sequential search
11.(b) Refer page no. 5 of Anany Levitin
12 (a) (i) Computing the minimum and maximum element in an array
(ii) Comparison
(iii) (n1) times
(iv) Explain about Best case, average case and worst case
(v)Try to improve this algorithm for better performance
12 (b) (i) Refer page no. 61 of Anany Levitin
(ii) Refer page no. 69 of Anany Levitin
13. (a) – Briefly discuss about divide and conquer approach
 Write algorithm for partitioning the array and quick sort
 Explain how that algorithm works
 Discuss about the best case, average case and worst case

13. (b) Algorithm for DFS:
Step1: Set the starting point of traversal and push it inside the stack
Step2: Pop the stack and add the popped vertex to the list of visited vertices
Step3: Find the adjacent vertices for the most recently visited vertex( from the
Adjacency Matrix)
Step4: Push these adjacent vertices inside the stack (in the increasing order of their
depth) if they are not visited and not there in the stack already
Step5: Go to step2 if the stack is not empty
Algorithm for BFS:
Step1: Set the starting point of traversal and add it inside the queue
Step2: Find the adjacent vertices for the starting vertex( from the Adjacency Matrix)
Step3: add these adjacent vertices inside the queue if they are not visited
Step4: Go to step2 if the queue is not empty
14 (a) .  A minimum spanning tree (MST) or minimum weight spanning tree is
then a spanning tree with weight less than or equal to the weight of every other
spanning tree. More generally, any undirected graph (not necessarily connected) has a
minimum spanning forest, which is a union of minimum spanning trees for its
connected components
 Definition for minimum spanning tree
 prim’s Algorithm for MST
 Explain the graph in stepwise procedure by drawing graph and tabulation
14 (b)  Definition of AVL Tree and Balancing Factor
 Algorithm for Single Rotation
 Algorithm for double Rotation
 Show these Rotations with an example
15. (a) Backtracking is used to solve problems with tree structures. Even problems
seemingly remote to trees such as a walking a maze are actually trees when the
decision 'backleftstraightright' is considered a node in a tree.
(i)  8Queens Problems
 The problem is to place 8 queens on a 8 x 8 chessboard so that no two queen
“attack” that is, so that no two of them are on the same row, column or on the
diagonal.
 Algorithm for solving 8Queen problem
 Explain some possible cases
(ii) A Hamiltonian path or traceable path is a path that visits each vertex exactly
once. A graph that contains a Hamiltonian path is called a traceable graph. A graph is
Hamiltonconnected if for every pair of vertices there is a Hamiltonian path between
the two vertices. A Hamiltonian cycle, Hamiltonian circuit, vertex tour or graph cycle
is a cycle that visits each vertex exactly once (except the vertex which is both the start
and end, and so is visited twice). A graph that contains a Hamiltonian cycle is called a
Hamiltonian graph. Similar notions may be defined for directed graphs, where each
edge (arc) of a path or cycle can only be traced in a single direction
15. (b) (i)The term BranchandBound refers to all the state space methods in which all
children of the Enode are generated before any other live node can become the Enode.
the searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound method.
The searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method are:
i. LC search
ii. 15 – puzzle problem
iii. LC control abstraction
iv. Bounding
v. FIFO branch and bound
vi. LC branch and bound
(ii) Given n objects and a knapsack or bag. Object I has a weight wi and the knapsack
has the capacity m. If a fraction xi 0<xi<1 of object i is placed in to knapsack then a
profit of pixi earned. The objective is to obtain a filling of the knapsack that maximizes
the total profit earned. Since the knapsack capacity is m, we require the total weight of
all chosen objects to be almost m.
CS1201 — DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
(Regulation 2004)
Time : Three hours Maximum : 100
marks
Answer ALL questions.
PART A (10 x 2 = 20
marks)
1. What is time complexity?
2. Define Big Omega notation.
3. What is the substitution method?
4. What are the main aspects of greedy method?
5. Give an application for Knapsack problem.
6. Define optimal solution.
7. Define subset problem.
8. Give the application of backtracking technique.
9. Define graph coloring.
10. Distinguish between P class problems with NP class problems.
PART B — (5 x 16 = 80 marks)
11. (a) Explain the following terms :
(i) Searching. (4) (ii) Asymptotic notations. (4) (iii) Analysis framework.(4) (iv)
Algorithm efficiency. (4)
Or
(b) Explain in detail about mathematical analysis of nonrecursive algorithm with
suitable examples. (16)
12. (a) Describe in detail about merge sort algorithm and justify the benefits of merge
sort with suitable example. (16)
Or
(b) (i) Explain in detail about Kruskal's algorithm. (8)
(ii) Find the minimum spanning tree using Krushal's algorithm with example. (8)
13. (a) Explain in detail about Warshall's algorithm with suitable example. (16)
Or
(b) Explain an algorithm to find optimal binary search tree with example. (16)
14. (a) (i) Explain the algorithm for Knapsack problem according to backtracking
problem. (5)
(ii) Explain in detail about Hamiltonian circuit problem. (11)
Or
(b) (i) Explain in detail about subsetsum problem with suitable example.(10)
(ii) Given a set S = {1,3,4,5} and X = 8. Find subset sum using backtracking
problem. (6)
15. (a) Discuss NP completeness in Knapsack problem with justification. (16)
Or
(b) (i) Discuss the features of traveling salesman problem. (6)
(ii) Given a graph G = (V, E,W) shown in the figure where vertices refer to cities,
edges refer to connection between cities, weight associated with each edge represents
the cost. Find out the minimum cost for the salesman. (10)
TWO MARKS ANSWERS:
1. The time complexity of an algorithm is the amount of computer time it needs
to run to completion
2. the function f(n) =W (g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C and no such that
f(n) C * g(n) for all n, n ³ n0
3. One of the methods for solving any such recurrence relation is called the
substitution method
4. A greedy algorithm obtains an optimal solution to a problem by making a
sequence of choices. At each decision point, the algorithm chooses the locally optimal
solution. In other words, when we reconsidering which choice to make, we make the
choice that looks best in the current situation, without considering results from
subproblems.Problems solved optimally by greedy algorithms share some features
with those problems solved optimally by dynamic programming algorithms:
5. It can be used in business, combinatory, complexity theory , cryptography and
applied maths.
6. A feasible solution either maximizes or minimizes the given objective function is
called as optimal solution
7. The subset sum problem is a good introduction to the NPcomplete class of
problems. There are two reasons for this .It is a decision and not an optimization
problem .It has a very simple formal definition and problem statement.
8. To solve nqueens problem, Hamiltonian, subset sum problem.
9. In graph theory, graph coloring is a special case of graph labeling; it is an
assignment of labels traditionally called "colors" to elements of a graph subject to
certain constraints. In its simplest form, it is a way of coloring the vertices of a graph
such that no two adjacent vertices share the same color; this is called a vertex
coloring. Similarly, an edge coloring assigns a color to each edge so that no two
adjacent edges share the same color, and a face coloring of a planar graph assigns a
color to each face or region so that no two faces that share a boundary have the same
color.
10. There is often only a small difference between a problem in P and an NP
complete problem. For example, the 3satisfiability problem, a restriction of the
boolean satisfiability problem, remains NPcomplete, whereas the slightly more
restricted 2satisfiability problem is in P (specifically, NLcomplete), and the slightly
more general max. 2sat. Problem is again NPcomplete. Determining whether a
graph can be colored with 2 colors is in P, but with 3 colors is NPcomplete, even
when restricted to planar graphs. Determining if a graph is a cycle or is bipartite is
very easy (in L), but finding a maximum bipartite or a maximum cycle subgraph is
NPcomplete. A solution of the knapsack problem within any fixed percentage of the
optimal solution can be computed in polynomial time, but finding the optimal
solution is NPcomplete.
PART B ANSWERS
11 (a) (i) Refer page no. 20 of Anany Levitin
(ii) Refer page no. 52 of Anany Levitin
(iii) Refer page no. 42 of Anany Levitin
(iv) Refer page no. 47 of Anany Levitin
(b) Refer page no. 61 of Anany Levitin
12. (a) In merge sort the elements are to sorted in non decreasing order. Given a
sequence of n elements that is a[1],a[2]….a[n] the general idea is to magine them split
into 2 sets a[1],a[2],…..a[n/2] and a[n/2]+1,……,a[n].
each set is individually sorted and the resulting sorted sequence are merge to produce a
single sorted sequence of n elements. The time complexity is O(n log n) for worst case.
Insertion sort works exceedingly fast on arrays of less than 16 elements, though for
large n its computing time is O(n2).
The time complexity and space complexity of traveling salesperson problem is
Time complexity is O (n2 2n).
Space complexity is O (n 2n).
 Refer page no. 124 of Anany Levitin
(b) (i) Refer page no. 311 of Anany Levitin
(ii)  A minimum spanning tree (MST) or minimum weight spanning tree is then
a spanning tree with weight less than or equal to the weight of every other spanning tree.
More generally, any undirected graph (not necessarily connected) has a minimum
spanning forest, which is a union of minimum spanning trees for its connected
components
 Definition for minimum spanning tree
 prim’s Algorithm for MST
 Explain the graph in stepwise procedure by drawing graph and tabulation
13.(a) Refer page no. 280 of Anany Levitin
(b) Refer page no. 289 of Anany Levitin
14. (a) (i) Given n objects and a knapsack or bag. Object I has a weight wi and the
knapsack has the capacity m. If a fraction xi 0<xi<1 of object i is placed in to knapsack
then a profit of pixi earned. The objective is to obtain a filling of the knapsack that
maximizes the total profit earned. Since the knapsack capacity is m, we require the total
weight of all chosen objects to be almost m.
Backtracking is used to solve problems with tree structures. Even problems
seemingly remote to trees such as a walking a maze are actually trees when the
decision 'backleftstraightright' is considered a node in a tree.
(ii) A Hamiltonian path or traceable path is a path that visits each vertex exactly once.
A graph that contains a Hamiltonian path is called a traceable graph. A graph is
Hamiltonconnected if for every pair of vertices there is a Hamiltonian path between
the two vertices. A Hamiltonian cycle, Hamiltonian circuit, vertex tour or graph cycle
is a cycle that visits each vertex exactly once (except the vertex which is both the start
and end, and so is visited twice). A graph that contains a Hamiltonian cycle is called a
Hamiltonian graph. Similar notions may be defined for directed graphs, where each
edge (arc) of a path or cycle can only be traced in a single direction
(b) (i) The subset sum problem is a good introduction to the NPcomplete class of
problems. There are two reasons for this
• It is a decision and not an optimization problem
• It has a very simple formal definition and problem statement.
Although the subset sum problem is a decision problem, the cases when an approximate
solution is sufficient have also been studied, in the field of approximations algorithms;
(ii)Refer page no. 372 of Anany Levitin
15.(a) Refer page no. 345 of Anany Levitin
(b) (i) Refer page no. 382 of Anany Levitin
(ii) Refer page no. 383 of Anany Levitin
UNIVERSITY QUESTION PAPER
B.E/ B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER 2007.
04 SEMESTER
CS1201 – DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS.
Time: 3 Hrs. Max.marks:100
PART A (Answer ALL questions) 10* 2=20
1. What is meant by stepwise refinement?
2. How is the efficiency of an Algorithm defined?
3. Give the Smoothness rule.
4. What is Algorithm Visualisation?
5. State the time complexity of bubble sort Algorithm.
6. List out any two Drawbacks of binary search algorithm.
7. What is Mathematical modelling?
8. What is Prestructuring ? Give eg.
9. What is Heuristics?
10. What is the metric used to measure the accuracy of approximation of algorithms?
PART B 5*16=80
11. (a) (i) What are the important problem types focussed by the researchers? Explain
any 2 with eg.
(ii)What is Empirical Analysis of an algorithm? Discuss its strength and
weakness
(or)
(b) (i) Discuss the Fundamentals of Analyse framework.
(ii) Explain the various Asymptotic Notations used in Algorithm design.
12. (a)Discuss the general plan for analysing the efficiency of Nonrecursive Algorithm.
Write an algorithm to find the number of binary digits in the binary representation
of a positive decimal
integer and analyse its efficiency. (or)
(b) What is the principle alternative to Mathematical analysis of an algorithm?
Explain the steps in analysing the efficiency of this analysis with eg.
13. (a) Find the number of comparison made by the sentinel version of sequential
search algorithm for
(i) In worst case and (ii) In Average case. (or)
(b) Give a suitable eg and explain the Depth First Search algorithm.
14. (a) (i) Define Heap.Explain the properties of Heap.
(ii) With a simple eg Explain heap sort algorithm. (or)
(b) Define Spanning tree. Discuss the design steps in Kruskal’s algorithm to
construct minimum spanning tree with an eg.
15. (a) Explain subset sum problem and discuss the possible solution strategies using
Backtracking.
(or)
(b) Discuss the solution for Knapsack problem using Branch and Bound Technique.
Two marks answers
1. In the early days of computing the dominant vehicle for specifying algorithm
was a flowchart, a method of expressing an algorithm by a collection of
connected geometric shapes containing descriptions of the algorithm’s steps
2. There are two kinds of efficiency: time efficiency and space efficiency. Time
efficiency indicates how fast an algorithm in question runs; space efficiency
deals with the extra space the algorithm requires.
3. Let T(n) be an eventually nondecreasing function and f(n)be a smooth
function. If
T(n) ε Ѳ(f(n)) for values of n that are powers of where b>=2, then
T(n)εѲ(f(n))
4. Algorithm Visualisation is Visualisation of the abstractions that describe
software.
5. Let f(n) be the number of comparisons required to sort the given n number
using bubble sort. Then f(n) = sum of comparisons required in each scan
For i= 1 we required n1 comparison
For i=2 we required n2 comparison
For i=n1 we required n comparison
Therefore f(n) = (n1)+(n2)+...............+2+1
=(n1)n/2=( n2n)/2
=O(n2) (order of n2)
Computing time = O(n2)
6. It is the answer we should have fully expected: Since the algorithm simply
reduces the size of the
Remaining array by about half an each iteration, the number of such iteration
needed to reduce the initial size n to the final size 1 has to be about log2 n
The logarithmic function grows so slowly that its values remain small even for
every large values of n.
7. A mathematical model is an abstract model that uses mathematical
language to describe the behaviour
of a system.
8 Prestructuring is the 2nd type of tech. That exploits space for time tradeoffs
that uses extra space to fascilitate a faster and/or more flexible access to that
data.
9. A heuristics is a common – sense rule drawn from experience rather than
from a mathematically proved assertion.
10. The accuracy of approx alg Sa to a problem minimizing some function f,can
be quantified by size of
the relative error of the approximation.
r(Sa) = f(Sa)/ f(S*)
PART B ANSWERS
11 (a) (i) Important problem types are
Sorting
Searching
String Processing
Graph problem
Combinatorial Problems
Geometric Problems
Numerical Problems(Refer page no 19 of Anany Levitin)
(ii) A general plan for empirical analysis of algorithm efficiency:
1. Understand the experiment’s purpose
2. Decide on the efficiency metric M to be measured and the measurement
unit
3. Decide on characteristics of the input sample
4. Prepare a program implementing the algorithm for the experimentation
5. Generate a sample of inputs
6. Run the algorithm on the sample’s inputs and record the data observed
7. Analyze the data obtained(Refer page no 85 from Anany Levitin)
11. (b) (i) Analysis Framework:
Measuring an input’s size
Unit for measuring running time
 Order of growth
Worstcase, Bestcase and Average –case Efficiencies
(ii) Big Oh:
The function f(n) = O(g(n)) iff there exist positive constants C and no such that
f(n)C * g(n) for all n, n , n0.
Omega:
The function f(n) =W (g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C and no such that f(n) C
* g(n) for all n, n n0.
Theta
The function f(n) =(g(n)) iff there exist positive constant C1, C2, and no such that
C1 g(n), f(n) C2 g(n) for all n, n n0.
Little Oh
The function f(n) = 0(g(n)) Iff Lim f(n) = 0 n  g(n)
Little omega The function f(n) = (g(n)) Iff Lim g(n) = 0 n  f(n)
12.(a) (i)General Plan for Analyzing efficiency of Non recursive Algorithm:
Decide on a parameter indicating an input’s size
Identify the algorithm’s basic operation
 Check whether the number of times the basic operation is executed depends
only on the size of an input.
 Set up a sum expressing the number of times the algorithm’s basic operation
is executed.
 Using standard formulas and rules of sum Manipulation
(ii) Refer Page no 66 from Anany Levitin
(b) Refer Page no 69 from Anany Levitin
13. (a) – Definition for sequential search It compares given element with all the
elements in an array
 Algorithm for sequential search
 Briefly explain about efficiency class for sequential search
13.(b) Algorithm for DFS:
Step1: Set the starting point of traversal and push it inside the stack
Step2: Pop the stack and add the popped vertex to the list of visited vertices
Step3: Find the adjacent vertices for the most recently visited vertex( from the
Adjacency Matrix)
Step4: Push these adjacent vertices inside the stack (in the increasing order of their
depth) if they are not visited and not there in the stack already
Step5: Go to step2 if the stack is not empty
14. (a) (i) Heap A heap can be defined as a binary tree with keys assigned to its nodes
provided the following two conditions are met
1. the binary tree is essentially complete
2. The Key at each node is greater than or equal to the keys at its children
(ii) Refer Page no 219 from Anany Levitin
(b) A minimum spanning tree (MST) or minimum weight spanning tree is then a
spanning tree with weight less than or equal to the weight of every other spanning tree.
More generally, any undirected graph (not necessarily connected) has a minimum
spanning forest, which is a union of minimum spanning trees for its connected
components
 Definition for minimum spanning tree
 prim’s Algorithm for MST
 Explain the graph in stepwise procedure by drawing graph and tabulation
15.(a) The subset sum problem is a good introduction to the NPcomplete class of
problems. There are two reasons for this
• It is a decision and not an optimization problem
• It has a very simple formal definition and problem statement.
Although the subset sum problem is a decision problem, the cases when an approximate
solution is sufficient have also been studied, in the field of approximations algorithms;
15. (b) (i)The term BranchandBound refers to all the state space methods in which all
children of the Enode are generated before any other live node can become the Enode.
the searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound method.
The searching techniques that are commonly used in BranchandBound
method are:
i. LC search
ii. 15 – puzzle problem
iii. LC control abstraction
iv. Bounding
v. FIFO branch and bound
vi. LC branch and bound
(ii) Given n objects and a knapsack or bag. Object I has a weight wi and the knapsack
has the capacity m. If a fraction xi 0<xi<1 of object i is placed in to knapsack then a
profit of pixi earned. The objective is to obtain a filling of the knapsack that maximizes
the total profit earned. Since the knapsack capacity is m, we require the total weight of
all chosen objects to be almost m.
QUESTION PAPER CODE: E3063
B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINIATION,APRIL/MAY 2010
FOURTH SEMESTER
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
CS2251 – DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
(Regulation 2008)
PART A
1.Differentiate Time Complexity from space complexity.
2.What is a recurrence equation
3.What is called Substitution Method?
4.What is an optimal solution?
5.Define Multistage graphs
6.Define Optimal Binary Search Tree
7. Differentiate Explicit and Implicit Constraints
8.What is the difference between a Live node and a Dead Node
9. What is a Biconnected Graph
10.What is FIFO branch and Bound algorithm
PART B
11.a)Explain how time complexity is calculated .Give an example
(OR)
b)Elaborate on Asymptotic Notations with examples
12.a)With a suitable algorithm,explain the problem of finding the maximum and
minimum items in a set of n elements (OR)
b)Explain Merge Sort Problem using divide and conquer technique. Give an example
13.a) Write down and explain the algorithm to solve all pairs shortest paths problem
(OR)
b)Explain how dynamic programming is applied to solve travelling salesperson
problem
14.a)Describe the backtracking solution to solve 8Queens problem
(OR)
b)With an example, explain Graph coloring algorithm
15.a) Explain in detail the Graph Traversals
(OR)
b) With an example, explain how the branch and bound technique is used to solve 0/1
Knapsack problem