# Homework 3 (Due Monday 2/7/2011 at 10:00am)

Submit your `.ss`

file via OWL-Space. You will need to use the "Intermediate Student" language to do Problem 18.1.15. If you want to use explicit `lambda`

notation (anywhere the right hand side of a `define`

statement), you will need to use the "Intermediate Student with lambda" language. You may use either intermediate level language for the entire assignment if you choose.

**Required problems:**

- 14.2.4 [20 pts.]

**Note**: Be sure to compare list searching with tree searching, as the problem states. - 16.3.3 [20 pts.]

**Notes**:- Test every function thoroughly (5+ examples).
- Be sure to include definitions for
*both*variations of`du-dir`

. The final sentence should read "storing a file**or**a directory in a dir structure costs 1 storage unit." In other words, given a dir structure, each directory entry (a file or a directory) contained therein costs 1 unit of storage for the bookkeeping data. For a file, this bookkeeping overhead is in addition to the size of its data.

- 17.1.2 [20 pts.]
- 17.6.1 [20 pts.]

Do the problem as specified in the book.

**Extra Credit**[10 pts.]: This problem can be solved more elegantly than the solution implied in the book. For the extra credit solution*ignore*the book's guidance on "writing functions that consume two complex inputs" in 17.5 and follow the guidance given in class on how to write a function that processes multiple inputs. Select*one*input as primary (the choice may be*arbitrary*in some cases). If you need to deconstruct a second argument, do it in a*auxiliary*function. Use only*one*design template in each function. Hint for solving this problem: only your auxiliary function, which has a contract and purpose statement almost identical to`merge`

, should be recursive (call itself directly or indirectly) and it may need to deviate slightly from the structural recursion template. The top level`merge`

function is*not*recursive.

**Note**If you do the extra credit version of this problem, you do not need to write a solution as specified in the book. - 17.7.1 [10 pts.]

Note: Make sure you understand section 14.4 before working on this problem. Use this data definition (which includes division an subtraction in addition to multiplication and addition) as a starting point:You are required to extend this definition to include applications, which are expressions likeBe sure to include a function template with your solution. - 18.1.5, parts 1, 4, & 5 [5 pts.]
- 18.1.15 [5 pts.]

**Optional problem for extra credit:** [50 pts]

The fibonacci function fib is defined by the following rules (in Scheme notation):

A naive program for computing `fib`

(lifted directly from the definition) runs in exponential time, i.e. the running time for `(fib n)`

is proportional to `K*b**n`

for some constants `K`

and `b`

). It is easy to write a program that computes `(fib n)`

in time proportional to `n`

. Your challenge is to write a program that computes `(fib n)`

in *log* time assuming that all multiplications and additions take constant time, which is unrealistic for large `n`

. More precisely, your program should compute `(fib n)`

using only `O(`

*log*`n)`

addition and multiplication operations (less than `K *`

*log*`n`

operations for some constant `K`

).

**Hints**: assume `n = 2**m`

. Derive a recurrence for `fib 2**(m+1)`

in terms of `fib 2**m`

and `fib 2**(m-1)`

. Initially write a program that works when `n`

is a power of 2. Then refine it to a program that works for all `n`

.

**Note**: in some definitions of `fib`

, `fib(0) = 0`

which slightly changes the recurrence equations but does not affect asymptotic complexity.