# Algorithmic Methods 2011-2012 - IMT2021 - 10 ECTS

## On the basis of

IMT1082 - Object-Oriented Programming

REA1101 - Mathematics for computer science
or
REAxxxx -  Mathematics  II - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

## Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge:

• Become familiar with, explain, apply and to some extent be able to rewrite some standard algorithms such as sorting, searching and graph handling.
• Describe and explain various data structures (arrays/tables, linked lists, queues, stacks, trees and graphs).
• Analyze advanced and complex (non-trivial) issues, and finding the algorithm to solve these.
• Apply recursive approach/method of problem solving and programming.
• Using abstraction in the construction of programs.

Skills:

• Writing reliable and efficient / fast computer programs.
• Write the program code that addresses advanced and complicated issues.
• Manage and handle advanced data structures (with particular emphasis on trees and graphs).

General competence:

• Had developed the ability to think and solve sophisticated and complex problems.
• Finding other/newer knowledge (here: algorithms), results and research in the field.

## Topic(s)

Techniques and algorithms:
- Object orientation
- Abstract datatypes
- Recursion
- Searching
- Sorting
- Hashing
- Compression
- Finite State Machines/Automata
Data Structures:
- Arrays
- Queues
- Stacks
- Pointers and dynamic allocation
- Lists
- Trees
- Graph (connectivity, weigted, directed)
- Network Flow
Efficiency:
- Complexity and O-notation
- Use of time and space

## Teaching Methods

Lectures
Mandatory assignments
Exercises
Tutoring

## Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

## Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

## External/internal examiner

Graded by course instructor and examiner.

No

## Examination support

All printed matters and hand written notes

## Coursework Requirements

Exercises (must have been approved by student assistant).

## Teaching Materials

Sedgewick, Robert. (1992). Algorithms in C++. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Faglærer. Kompendium. Gjøvik: HiG.
Faglærer. Annet utdelt litteratur/artikler/notater. Gjøvik: HiG.

## Additional information

The textbook can be leased from the school (against a deposit). A copy of some of the pages will be sold in the book shop at the school.