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The linear distance is thus a lower bound of the shortest driving distance. In the Evil Knapsack problem (sec. 5 ) the profit given by greedy_knapsack is a lower bound to the optimal profit (it may or may not be close to the optimal profit). Now imagine a version of the Knapsack problem in which items are all made of powder, so we can put fractions of items in the knapsack. append item, weight return bag_items, bag_value Adding the restriction that items are indivisible can only make the highest possible profit decrease because we’ll have to replace the last added item with something worth less.

Both Selection Sort and Bubble Sort are O(n2 ), but we’ll soon discover O(n log n) algorithms that do the same job. With our O(n2 ) algorithms, 10× the input size resulted in 100× the running cost. Using a O(n log n) algorithm, 10× the input size results in only 10 log 10 ≈ 34× the running cost. When n is a million, n2 is a trillion, whereas n log n is just a few million. Years running a quadratic algorithm on a large input could be equivalent to minutes if a O(n log n) algorithm was used. That’s why you need time complexity analysis when you design systems that handle very large inputs.

Notice how this gets closer and closer to 4? This means it would take four times as long to sort two million items than to sort one million items. Unde345anding G3o85h Say the input size of an algorithm is very large, and we increase it even more. To predict how the execution time will grow, we don’t need to know all terms of T(n). We can approximate T(n) by its fastest-growing term, called the dominant term. Yesterday, you knocked over one box of index cards. It took you two hours of Selection Sort to fix it.

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