DD2354 Algorithms and Complexity 6.0 credits

Second course in computer science focusing on algorithms and complexity, more theoretical than DD1352.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2354 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Principles for construction of algorithms: Decomposition, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming. Algorithm analysis. Probalistic algorithms. Approximation. Selected applications to sets, graphs, arithmetic, and geometry.

Computability and complexity: Reduction. Complexity classes P (polynomial time), NP (non-deterministic polynomial time), and NC (efficiently parallelizable problems). NP-complete problems. Undecidable problems.

Intended learning outcomes

The goals of the course are to give the students

• the fundamental skills needed to develop algorithms using data structures and analyze their correctness and efficiency,
• an introduction to complexity theory,

so that they will be able to

• design programs that use computer resources efficiently,
• realize that there are problems that are impractical or even impossible to solve by a computer.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology. English B, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

To be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

• MAS1 - Test, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
• MAS2 - Test, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
• TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Test (MAS1; 1,5 university credits and MAS2; 1,5 university credits), examination (TEN1; 3 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

• All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
• In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
• In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD2354

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Second cycle