Introduction to Parallel Algorithms

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 5, 1998 - Computers - 365 pages
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Parallel algorithms Made Easy

The complexity of today's applications coupled with the widespread use of parallel computing has made the design and analysis of parallel algorithms topics of growing interest. This volume fills a need in the field for an introductory treatment of parallel algorithms-appropriate even at the undergraduate level, where no other textbooks on the subject exist. It features a systematic approach to the latest design techniques, providing analysis and implementation details for each parallel algorithm described in the book. Introduction to Parallel Algorithms covers foundations of parallel computing; parallel algorithms for trees and graphs; parallel algorithms for sorting, searching, and merging; and numerical algorithms. This remarkable book:
* Presents basic concepts in clear and simple terms
* Incorporates numerous examples to enhance students' understanding
* Shows how to develop parallel algorithms for all classical problems in computer science, mathematics, and engineering
* Employs extensive illustrations of new design techniques
* Discusses parallel algorithms in the context of PRAM model
* Includes end-of-chapter exercises and detailed references on parallel computing.

This book enables universities to offer parallel algorithm courses at the senior undergraduate level in computer science and engineering. It is also an invaluable text/reference for graduate students, scientists, and engineers in computer science, mathematics, and engineering.
 

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Contents

FOUNDATlONS OF PARALLEL COMPUTlNG
3
Elements of Parallel Computing
18
Data Structures for Parallel Computing
59
Paradigms for Parallel Algorithm
108
Simple Algorithms
123
Tree Algorithms
145
Graph Algorithms
184
NC Algorithms for Chordal Graphs
213
Searching and Merging
251
Sorting Algorithms
262
Algebraic Equations and Matrices
277
Differentiation and lntegration
319
Differential Equations
335
ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERClSES
352
lNDEX
361
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About the author (1998)

C. XAVIER teaches in the Department of Computer Science at St. Xavier College in Palayamkottai, India. He has published numerous papers on parallel algorithms and more than ten computer science textbooks.

S. S. IYENGAR is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at Louisiana State University. He has published several books and more than 220 papers on high-performance algorithms and data structures and has headed research projects for such organizations as the Office of Naval Research, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and others. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for research contributions to data structures and algorithms and received the University Distinguished Faculty Award.