## CPSC 327: *Data Structures and Algorithms*

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Hobart and William Smith Colleges Spring, 2018. Instructor: David J. Eck (eck@hws.edu) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:20–1:15 PM. Room Gulick 2001 Course Handout: http://math.hws.edu/eck/courses/cpsc327_s18.html Regular Office Hours (Lansing 313, but sometimes in the computer lab, Lansing 310): Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:15–12:00 Thursday: 1:00–12:50

Homework | |||

Homework 1 Due January 24 |

### First Week: January 17 and 19

Welcome to the course!

The textbook for the course is: The Algorithm Design Manual, by Steven Skiena, 2nd Edition Paperback, ISBN: 978-1849967204.

The reading for the week is Chapter 1, Sections 1 to 4. I will not be assigning Sections 5 or 6. Section 6 is a "War Story", that is, an account of one of the author's practical experiences with algorithms. I will not require you to read the War Stories in the textbook, but they can be interesting and instructive, so you should consider taking a look at them even though they are not assigned.