It seems that a major aspect of this question is figuring out whether or not I can search the matrix and compare values.
I am reading a text on maths applied to naturally occurring networks, eg. social networks. The section I am on is "Walks" networks. The text says: Walks: which allow both nodes and edges to be ...
Is there a simple function which can be used to determine the two “next” search indexes in a binary search?
Edit: question simplified to remove confusion Assuming a sorted list of items with indexes from 1 to N, and given only an index number ...
In a recent discussion, I came across the idea of proving a lower bound for the number of comparisons required to find the largest element in an array. The bound is $n - 1$. This is so because the set ...
Here's one that popped into my mind when I was thinking about binary search. I'm thinking of an integer between 1 and n. You have to guess my number. You win as soon as you guess the correct number. ...