Design and Analysis of Algorithms

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design and Analysis of Algorithms

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS112: Data Structures and Algorithms

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6 - 8
  • Overview

    This course on algorithms addresses topics such as appropriate choice of data structures, sorting and searching algorithms, recursive algorithms, and complexity, and issues associated with computability and decidability. Analysis of algorithms includes order notation, recurrence equations, worst case and expected order statistics. Programming paradigms include divide and conquer, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, stochastic algorithms, backtracking, and branch-and-bound algorithms. Some of the applications include traveling salesman problem, knapsack problem and shortest path problem.
    Learning Outcomes:
    - Evaluate the efficiency of algorithms.
    - Assess the suitability of different algorithms for solving a given problem.
    - Implement appropriate data structures and algorithmic techniques to solve computationally difficult problems.
    - Apply different programming paradigms for real world solving problems.

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