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By Christos Papadimitriou, Sanjoy Dasgupta, Umesh Vazirani

ISBN-10: 0073523402

ISBN-13: 9780073523408

This article, widely class-tested over a decade at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, explains the basics of algorithms in a narrative line that makes the fabric relaxing and simple to digest. Emphasis is put on figuring out the crisp mathematical inspiration in the back of every one set of rules, in a way that's intuitive and rigorous with no being unduly formal.
beneficial properties contain: using packing containers to reinforce the narrative: items that offer historic context, descriptions of the way the algorithms are utilized in perform, and tours for the mathematically subtle.
rigorously selected complicated issues that may be skipped in a regular one-semester path, yet might be lined in a sophisticated algorithms path or in a extra leisurely two-semester series.
An obtainable therapy of linear programming introduces scholars to at least one of the best achievements in algorithms. An non-compulsory bankruptcy at the quantum set of rules for factoring offers a special peephole into this fascinating subject. as well as the textual content, DasGupta additionally deals a options guide, that's on hand at the on-line studying heart.
"Algorithms is a phenomenal undergraduate textual content, both expert via the old roots and modern purposes of its topic. Like a charming novel, it's a pleasure to read." Tim Roughgarden Stanford collage

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29. Let [m] denote the set {0, 1, . . , m − 1}. For each of the following families of hash functions, say whether or not it is universal, and determine how many random bits are needed to choose a function from the family. (a) H = {ha1 ,a2 : a1 , a2 ∈ [m]}, where m is a fixed prime and ha1 ,a2 (x1 , x2 ) = a1 x1 + a2 x2 mod m. Notice that each of these functions has signature ha1 ,a2 : [m]2 → [m], that is, it maps a pair of integers in [m] to a single integer in [m]. (b) H is as before, except that now m = 2k is some fixed power of 2.

But is this a good hash function? Not if, for example, the last segment of an IP address tends to be a small (single- or double-digit) number; then low-numbered buckets would be crowded. Taking the first segment of the IP address also invites disaster— for example, if most of our customers come from Asia. There is nothing inherently wrong with these two functions. If our 250 IP addresses were uniformly drawn from among all N = 232 possibilities, then these functions would behave well. The problem is we have no guarantee that the distribution of IP addresses is uniform.

In the RSA protocol, Bob need only perform the simplest of calculations, such as multiplication, to implement his digital lock. Similarly Alice and Bob need only perform simple calculations to lock and unlock the message respectively—operations that any pocket computing device could handle. By contrast, to unlock the message without the key, Eve must perform operations like factoring large numbers, which requires more computational power than would be afforded by the world’s most powerful computers combined.

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