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cs1120: Final Exam Out: 7 December Due: 4:59pm, Friday 11 December [Drop off on paper at my office, Olsson 236A] Directions Work alone. You may not discuss these problems or anything related to the material covered by this exam with anyone except for the course staff between when this exam is posted and 5pm Friday (with the exception of using a human with no significant computing knowledge in Question 10). Open resources. You may use any books you want, lecture notes, slides, your notes, and problem sets. You may use DrScheme and Python and any other language interpreter you want. You may also use external non-human sources including books and web sites. If you use anything other than the course book, slides, notes, and interpreters cite what you used. Except for question 10, you may not obtain any help from other humans except for the course staff (who will only answer clarification questions). Note that Question 10 requires help from another human (for about 10-15 minutes) who does not have significant computing knowledge. So, don’t wait until the last minute to line up your volunteer for Question 10. Answer well. Answer as many of questions 1-10 as you can and the optional, ungraded question on the last page. A “full credit” answer for each question is worth 10 points (but it is possible to get more than 10 points for especially elegant and insightful answers). You may either: (1) write your answers on this exam or (2) type and write your answers into the provided Word template: Whichever you choose, you must turn in your answers printed on paper and they must be clear enough for us to read and understand. You should not need more space than is provided in the marked boxes to write good answers, but if you want more space you may use the backs or attach extra sheets. If you do, make sure the answers are clearly marked. The questions are not necessarily in order of increasing difficulty. There is no time limit on this exam, but it should not take a well-prepared student more than two hours to complete. It may take you longer, though, so please do not delay starting the exam. Full credit depends on the clarity and elegance of your answer, not just correctness. Your answers should be as short and simple as possible, but not simpler. Your programs will be judged for correctness, clarity and elegance, but you will not lose points for trivial errors (such as missing a closing parenthesis). Name: UVa Email ID: Pledge:2 Scores: Problem Score Notes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total3 Defining Procedures For questions 1-3, provide a procedure with the described procedure. For each question, you may use either Scheme or Python for your procedure. If you are not confident your code is correct, it is also a good idea to include an English prose description of your procedure. 1. Define a procedure count-positive that takes a input a list of numbers and produces as output a number representing the number of positive numbers in the input list. For example, Scheme: (count-positive (list 3 -2 4 0 12)) Python: count_positive([3, -2, 4, 0, 12]) should evaluate to 3. 2. (Exercise 4.8) Define a procedure find-maximum-epsilon that takes as input a function f, a low range value low, a high range value high, and an increment epsilon, and produces as output the maximum value of f in the range between low and high at interval epsilon. For example, Scheme: (find-maximum-epsilon (lambda (x) (* x (- 5.5 x))) 1 10 1) Python: find_maximum_epsilon(lambda x: x * (5.5 - x), 1, 10, 1) should evaluate to 7.5.4 3. Define a procedure item-count that takes as input a list of items, and outputs a list of <item, count> pairs indicating for each item that appears in the input list the number of times that item occurs. For example, Scheme: (item-count (list 'everything 'plain 'plain 'salt 'sesame 'everything)) Python: item_count(['everything', 'plain', 'plain', 'salt', 'sesame', 'everything']) should evaluate to: Scheme: (('everything . 2) ('plain . 2) ('salt . 1) ('sesame . 1)) Python: {'everything': 2, 'plain' : 2, 'salt': 1, 'sesame': 1} (note that the order in which elements appear in the output doesn’t matter).5 Analyzing Procedures 4. What is the asymptotic running time of the list-cruncher procedure defined below: (define (list-cruncher p) (if (null? p) null (if (odd? (car p) ) (list-cruncher (cdr p)) (cons (car p) (list-cruncher (cdr p)))))) For full credit, your answer must carefully define the meaning of any variables you use.6 5. What is the worst-case asymptotic running time of the disjoint procedure defined below? def disjoint(p1, p2): """Returns true if p1 and p2 are disjoint (that is, there is no common element in both lists.)""" for e1 in p1: for e2 in p2: if e1 == e2: return False return True For full credit, your answer must carefully define the meaning of any variables you use in terms of the size of the input, and explain what the worst-case inputs are.7 6. Suppose you have two correct sorting procedures, sortA and sortB. The sortA procedure has asymptotic running time in Θ(N2) where N is the number of elements in the input list. The sortB has asymptotic running time in O(N log N) where N is the number of elements in the input list. For a given application, you need to sort a list of 1120 numbers. Which procedure is best for this application? (Either provide a clear argument of which procedure is best, or a convincing explanation of why you do not have enough information to answer the question.)8 Computability 7. (similar to Exercise 12.2) Is the Same-Result problem described below computable or noncomputable? Provide a convincing argument supporting your answer. Input: Descriptions of two Turing Machines, M1 and M2 Output: If the result of running M1 starting with an empty input tape is the same as the result of running M2 starting with an empty input tape, output a 1 at the left edge of the tape. Otherwise, output a 0 at the left edge of the tape. Two Turing Machines are considered to produce the same result if either they both do not halt, or they both halt and leave the final tape with the same contents.9 8. (Challenging) Is the

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