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This book is intended to be used as a textbook for graduate students studying theoretical computer science. It can also be used as a reference book for researchers in the area of design and analysis of approximation algorithms. Design and Analysis of Approximation Algorithms is a graduate course in theoretical computer science taught widely in the universities, both in the United States and abroad. There are, however, very few textbooks available for this course. The Design Of Approximation Algorithms Among those available in the market, most books follow a problem-oriented format; that is, they collected many important combinatorial optimization problems and their approximation algorithms, and organized them based on the types, or applications, of problems, such as geometric-type problems, algebraic-type problems, etc. In the new book proposed here, we follow a more structured, technique-oriented presentation. We organize approximation algorithms into different chapters, based on the design techniques for the algorithms, so that the reader can study approximation algorithms of the same nature together. It helps the reader to better understand the design and analysis techniques for approximation algorithms, and also helps the teacher to present the ideas and techniques of approximation algorithms in a more unified way.
Skip to search form Skip to main content.It gives a concise treatment of the major techniques, results and references in approximation algorithms and provides an extensive and systematic coverage of this topic up to the frontier of current research. It covers everything from the classics to the latest, most exciting results such as ARV's sparsest cut algorithm, and does so in an extraordinarily clear, rigorous and intuitive manner. The description is lucid, extensive and up-to-date. This book will be very valuable to students and researchers alike. This will become a standard textbook in this area for graduate students and researchers. They do a wonderful job in providing clear and unified explanations of subjects ranging from basic and fundamental algorithmic design techniques to advanced results in the forefront of current research. This book, written by two leading researchers, systematically covers all the important ideas needed to design effective approximation algorithms.
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