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Fundamental Algorithms

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Winter 2012/13, Module IN2157

Instructor Andrey Rybalchenko. Office hours by email appointment.


Basic knowledge in Computer Science (IN0001).


  • Fundamentals: models of computation, complexity measures, Landau notation
  • Sorting: insertion-/merge-/heap-/quick-sort
  • Searching and trees: binary search, search trees, AVL trees, (2,3)-trees
  • Heaps and priority queues
  • Graph algorithms: depth first search, breath first search, shortest path problems, minimum spanning trees
  • Arithmetic problems: euclidean algorithm, multiplication of integers


  • K.H. Rosen: Discrete Mathematics And Its Applications.
  • Slides of WS 2008/09 PDF
  • Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein.: Introduction to Algorithms, 2nd Print, MIT Press, 2001
  • Robert Sedgewick.: Algorithms, 2nd Print, Pearson Education, Munich, 2002
  • Volker Heun: Grundlegende Algorithmen, 2. Auflage, Vieweg-Verlag, 2003