TDT4120 - Algorithms and Data Structures


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Methods for analysing the efficiency of algorithms, divide and conquer techniques, recursive solution methods. Methods for ordering, searching and sorting. Data structures for efficient retrieval of data, dynamic programming and greedy algorithms. Data structures for implementing graphs and networks, as well as methods for traversals and searches. Algorithms for finding the best path(s) and matchings, spanning trees and maximum flow. Theory of problem complexity. Algorithms are expressed in a language independent fashion.

Learning outcome

Knowledge – the candidate should have knowledge about:
- A broad spectrum of established algorithms that are useful in several areas of application.
- Classical algorithmic problems with known efficient solutions.
- Complex problems without known efficient solutions.

Skills – the candidate should be able to:
- Analyze the efficiency of an algorithm to achieve good solutions for a given problem.
- Formulate a problem so it can be handled in a rational manner by an algorithm.
- Use well-known design methods to construct new efficient algorithms.

General competence – the candidate should be able to:
- Use well-known algorithms and available program modules on new problems.
- Develop and implement new solutions for complex problems with a basis in practical reality.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and individual exercises. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, Stein: Introduction to Algorithms, third edition. (This may change.)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IT1105 7.5
MNFIT112 7.5
MNFIT115 7.5
SIF8010 7.5



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Written examination 100/100 D 2016-12-17 09:00
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