[Algorithm 101] Topological Sorting

A directed acyclic graph (DAG) is not only necessary but also sufficient for topological sorting to be possible. DFS Perform a DFS traversal and note the order in which vertices become dead-ends (i.e., popped off the traversal stack). Reversing this order yields a solution to the topological sorting problem, provided, of course, no back edge has been encountered … Continue reading "[Algorithm 101] Topological Sorting"

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Matrix Multiplication: A Programmer’s Perspective

The problem find the nth fibonacci number(A000045) has an optimal solution: matrix multiplication. Similarly, the matrix representation of sequence An = An-1 + An-2 + An-3 (A000073) is: By using matrix multiplication, we can reduce the time complexity from O(n) to O(logn). In linear algebra textbooks, matrix multiplication is the composition of two linear functions. Suppose: Represent … Continue reading "Matrix Multiplication: A Programmer’s Perspective"

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[Algorithm 101] Bit Manipulation: Count Bits of Integer (Hamming weight)

Function int bitCount(int n) returns how many “1”s does the number n have expressed in the binary form. For example, 0b101 is the binary form of number 5, so bitCount(5) returns 2. the naive way Check if each bit equals 1 and return the sum: the optimized naive way Consider the number 0b1. After the first right shift, 31 … Continue reading "[Algorithm 101] Bit Manipulation: Count Bits of Integer (Hamming weight)"

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