CSE 202: Syllabus, Textbook, and Prerequisites
Syllabus
 Introduction to problems and algorithms
 Mathematics for algorithm analysis
 Divide and conquer
 Sorting and order statistics
 Fast Fourier transform
 Closest pair
 Greedy method
 Dynamic programming
 Graph algorithms
 Network Flow
 Linear programming
 NPcompleteness
 PSPACEcomplete problems
 Dealing with NPhardness
 Exploiting input structure
 Approximation algorithms
Textbook
Algorithm Design by Kleinberg and Tardos, 1st edition
Chapters 1 through 12
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Supplementary Reading
 Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen, Leiserson, Rives, and Stein
 Algorithms by Dasgupta, Papadimitriou, and Vazirani
 Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany Levitin and Maria Levitin, Oxford University Press
Prerequisites
 Combinatorics and discrete mathematics (as covered in CSE 20 and 21 at UC San Diego)
 Data structures as covered in CSE 100 at UC San Diego
 Algorithms as covered in CSE 101 at UC San Diego.

Specifically, the course assumes competency in the following topics:
 growth rates of functions,
 formulating and solving recurrence relations,
 combinatorial reasoning,
 basic graph theory,
 proving the correctness of algorithms,
 sorting, selection, and searching algorithms,
 standard data structures: arrays, stacks, queues, trees, heaps, binary search trees, and graphs,
 divideandconquer, greedy and dynamic programming techniques,
 graph exploration techniques: breadthfirst search and depthfirst search, and
 standard graph algorithms: minimum spanning trees and shortest paths
