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\date{Assigned on April 7, 2016. \\Submit PDF solutions on
Canvas by the \\
beginning of class on April 14, 2016.}
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\paragraph{Instructions:}
\begin{itemize}
\item You can pair up with another student to solve the homework. You
are allowed to discuss possible algorithms and bounce ideas with your
team-mate. \textbf{Do not discuss proofs of correctness or running time in
detail with your team-mate. Do not send a written solution to your
team-mate for any reason whatsoever.} Please form teams yourselves. Of course,
you can ask me for help if you cannot find a team-mate. You may choose
to work alone. \emph{Each of you must write down your solution
individually, and write down the name of the other member in your
team. If you do not have a team-mate, please say so.} \textbf{If
your solution is largely identical to that of your team-mate or
another student, we will return it ungraded.}
\item Apart from your team-mate, you are not allowed to consult any
sources other than your textbook, the slides on the course web page,
your own class notes, the TAs, and the instructor. In particular, do
not use a search engine.
\item Do not forget to typeset your solutions. \emph{Every mathematical
expression must be typeset as a mathematical expression, e.g., the
square of $n$ must appear as $n^2$ and not as ``n\^{}2''.} Students
can use the \LaTeX\ version of the
homework problems to start entering their solutions.
\item Describe your algorithms as clearly as possible. The style used in
the book is fine, as long as your description is not
ambiguous. Explain your algorithm in words. A step-wise description is
fine. \emph{However, if you submit detailed pseudo-code without an
explanation, we will not grade your solutions.}
\item Do not make any assumptions not stated in the problem. If you do
make any assumptions, state them clearly, and explain why the
assumption does not decrease the generality of your solution.
\item Do not describe your algorithms only for a specific example you
may have worked out.
\item You must also provide a clear proof that your solution is correct
(or a counter-example, where applicable). Type out all the statements you
need to complete your proof. \emph{You must convince us that you can
write out the complete proof. You will lose points if you work out
some details of the proof in your head but do not type them out in
your solution.}
\item Describe an analysis of your algorithm and state and prove the
running time. You will only get partial credit if your analysis is not
tight, i.e., if the bound you prove for your algorithm is not the best
upper bound possible.
\item For many of the problems in Chapter 7, you will reduce
the given problem to one of the flow-related problems we solved in
class. Make sure you describe the reduction completely. For example,
if you reduce a problem to the maximum network flow problem itself, specify
clearly how will convert an input to the original problem into a flow
network (nodes, source and sink, edges, directions, and edge
capacities). Do not forget to the prove the correctness of your
solution in both directions, as we did in class (lest you transmogrify
Calvin-sized Hobbes into a dinosaur).
\item For some of the problems in Chapter 7, you do not have to reduce
the problem ``all the way'' to computing the maximum flow in a
network. A reduction to maximum bipartite matching or to minimum cut
may suffice. You can then use the polynomial time algorithms we have
developed for these problems to solve the original problem.
\end{itemize}
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\item[Problem 1] (10 points) Solve exercise 4 in Chapter 7 (page 416) of
your textbook.
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\item[Problem 2] (10 points) Solve exercise 5 in Chapter 7 (page 416) of
your textbook.
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\item[Problem 3] (35 points) Solve exercise 6 in Chapter 7 (pages 416--417) of
your textbook.
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\item[Problem 4] (45 points, 30 points for part(a) and 15 points for
part (b))\footnote{For part(b), you need to modify the solution for
part (a), so the 15 points are for this modification.} Solve
exercise 19 in Chapter 7 (pages 425--426) of your textbook.
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