CISC *7214X Algorithms and Complexity

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 715.
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37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Definitions of P, NP, and NP-complete complexity classes and the relationship between these classes. Approximation algorithms and their efficiency. Other complexity classes. Current models and paradigms of computation. The P? = NP question is discussed and explored. Advanced topics from contemporary research.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7200X [714X] or a course in analysis of algorithms.


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