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CS502 Assignment No. 02 Solution & Discussion Due Date: Dec 07, 2015

CS502 - Fundamentals of Algorithms Assignment No. 02 Solution Fall 2015 Due Date Dec 07, 2015

Assignment No. 02
Semester: Fall 2015

CS502: Fundamentals of Algorithms

Due Date:07/12/2015


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  • The assignment is submitted after due date.
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  • The assignment is copied (from other student or ditto copy from any other source).




The objective of this assignment is to enable students:


  • Write and solve recurrence relations of recursive algorithms using iteration method
  • Design algorithm using Divide and conquer approach




You are required to submit your solution through LMS as MS Word document.


For any query about the assignment, contact at CS502@vu.edu.pk

                                                             GOOD LUCK


Question 1:


Consider the following recursive algorithm for computing the sum of the first n squares:

Sum(n) = 12 + 22 + . . . + n2.


Algorithm: SUM(n)

if n = 1 return 1

else return SUM(n − 1) + n ∗ n


Write recurrence relation for above algorithm and solve it using Iteration Method.


Question 2:


In Divide and conquer strategy, three main steps are performed:


  1. 1.      Divide: Divides the problem into a small number of pieces
  2. 2.      Conquer: Solves each piece by applying divide and conquer to it recursively
  3. 3.      Combine: Combines/merges the pieces together into a global solution.


Write an algorithm to find minimum number from a given array of size ‘n’ using divide and conquer approach.



Lectures Covered:  This assignment covers first 15 Lectures.

Deadline:             Your assignment must be uploaded/submitted at or before 07 Dec, 2015. 

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Please Discuss here about this assignment.Thanks

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First of all, if n == 1 you should probably return 1. And yes, this recursive function computes 1 + 2^3 + 3^3 + ... + n^3. How do we know that?

Well, take an example like n = 5;

  • R(5) returns R(4) + 5^3
  • R(4) returns R(3) + 4^3
  • ....
  • R(2) returns R(1) + 2^3
  • R(1) returns 1

If you add them up => R(5) returns 5^3 + 4^3 + .. + 2^3 + 1.

can u plz explain it? i hve problem in algo

Denoting S(n) the sum of the first n cubes, S(n) must be a polynomial of the fourth degree in n, let

S(n) = an^4+bn³+cn²+dn.

This is because

1) S(0)= 0, so there is no independent term,

2) When computing S(n)-S(n-1), which must equal , you get a polynomial of the third degree, by cancellation of the quartic term:

S(n)-S(n-1) = a(n^4-(n-1)^4)+b(n³-(n-1)³)+c(n²-(n-1)²)+d(n-(n-1)).

Developing and simplifying,

a(4n³-6n²+4n-1)+b(3n²-3n+1)+c(2n-1)+d = n³. 

Let us identify the coefficients:

n³:  4a        =1 
n²: -6a+3b =0
n: 4a-3b+2c =0
1: -a +b -c+d=0
Solving this triangular system is straigthforward:

and finally

S(n) = (n^4+2n³+n²)/4 = n²(n+1)²/4.


first we should find the recurrence relation of sum of the first n squares
1^2 + 2^2 + . . . + n^2.

T(N)= T(n-2)+n^2
there is mistake in above recurrence relation. pls find it.
now it is easy to solve with iteration method.

is it comlete solution .?

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Check iteration method of power 2 k=log n

T(n) = 2kT (n/(2k)) + (n+n+n+....+n)

= n + n log n

see on page 31

Lecture number 8 the solution s given 

any one got the complet solution


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