Designing Stimulating Programming Assignments for an Algorithms Course: A Collection of Exercises Based on Random Graphs

The field of random graphs contains many surprising and interesting results. Here we demonstrate how some of these results can be used to develop stimulating, open-ended exercises for courses in algorithms and data structures or graph theory. Specifically, we provide problems for algorithms that compute minimum spanning trees, connected components, maximum flows, and all-pairs shortest paths.

Appears in SIGCSE Bulletin, October 1996. Copyright by them, all rights reserved by them, follow their copyright procedure, etc.