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Preface
Prologue
0.1 Books and algorithms
0.2 Enter Fibonacci
0.3 Big-O notation
Exercises
Algorithms with numbers
1.1 Basic arithmetic
1.2 Modular arithmetic
Two’s complement
Is your social security number a prime?
1.3 Primality testing
Hey, that was group theory!
Carmichael numbers
Randomized algorithms: a virtual chapter
1.4 Cryptography
An application of number theory?
1.5 Universal hashing
Divide-and-conquer algorithms
2.1 Multiplication
2.2 Recurrence relations
2.3 Mergesort
2.4 Medians
The Unix sort command
2.5 Matrix multiplication
2.6 The fast Fourier transform
The slow spread of a fast algorithm
Decompositions of graphs
3.1 Why graphs?
3.2 Depth-ﬁrst search in undirected graphs
3.3 Depth-ﬁrst search in directed graphs
3.4 Strongly connected components
Crawling fast
Paths in graphs
4.1 Distances
4.3 Lengths on edges
4.4 Dijkstra’s algorithm
4.7 Shortest paths in dags
Greedy algorithms
5.1 Minimum spanning trees
A randomized algorithm for minimum cut
5.2 Huffman encoding
5.3 Horn formulas
5.4 Set cover
Dynamic programming
6.1 Shortest paths in dags, revisited
6.2 Longest increasing subsequences
Recursion? No, thanks
6.3 Edit distance
Common subproblems
Of mice and men
6.4 Knapsack
Memoization
6.5 Chain matrix multiplication
6.6 Shortest paths
On time and memory
6.7 Independent sets in trees
Linear programming and reductions
7.1 An introduction to linear programming
A magic trick called duality
Reductions
7.2 Flows in networks
7.3 Bipartite matching
7.4 Duality
Visualizing duality
7.5 Zero-sum games
7.6 The simplex algorithm
Linear programming in polynomial time
7.7 Postscript: circuit evaluation
8.1 Search problems
8.2 NP-complete problems
The two ways to use reductions
8.3 The reductions
Unsolvable problems
9.1 Intelligent exhaustive search
9.2 Approximation algorithms
9.3 Local search heuristics
10.1 Qubits, superposition, and measurement
Entanglement
10.2 The plan
10.3 The quantum Fourier transform
10.4 Periodicity
The Fourier transform of a periodic vector
10.5 Quantum circuits
10.6 Factoring as periodicity
10.7 The quantum algorithm for factoring
Quantum physics meets computation
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Algorithm Book by S. Dasgupta C C. H. Papadimitriou C and U. v. Vazirani

# Algorithm Book by S. Dasgupta C C. H. Papadimitriou C and U. v. Vazirani

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