Randomized Algorithms

ISBN-10: 0521474655
ISBN-13: 9780521474658
Edition: 1995
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Description: For many applications, a randomized algorithm is either the simplest or the fastest algorithm available, and sometimes both. This book introduces the basic concepts in the design and analysis of randomized algorithms. The first part of the text  More...

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Book details

List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

For many applications, a randomized algorithm is either the simplest or the fastest algorithm available, and sometimes both. This book introduces the basic concepts in the design and analysis of randomized algorithms. The first part of the text presents basic tools such as probability theory and probabilistic analysis that are frequently used in algorithmic applications. Algorithmic examples are also given to illustrate the use of each tool in a concrete setting. In the second part of the book, each chapter focuses on an important area to which randomized algorithms can be applied, providing a comprehensive and representative selection of the algorithms that might be used in each of these areas. Although written primarily as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this book should also prove invaluable as a reference for professionals and researchers.

Dr Prabhakar Raghavan is Head of Yahoo! Research and a Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.

Tools and Techniques
Introduction
Game-theoretic techniques
Moments and deviations
Tail inequalities
The probabilistic method
Markov chains and random walks
Algebraic techniques
Applications
Data structures
Geometric algorithms and linear programming
Graph algorithms
Approximate counting
Parallel and distributed algorithms
Online algorithms
Number theory and algebra
Notational index
Mathematical background
Basic probability theory

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