# Introduction

This is a hand-in written by Group 7 (FIRE) for the Algorithms course (TIN092) at Chalmers University of Technology.

Group 7 consists of:

• 901011-0279

• twingoow@gmail.com

• Program: IT

• 920203-0111

• nicale@student.chalmers.se

• Program: IT

This problem deals with complexity analysis of a recursive algorithm to rotate the pixels of a bitmap. The algorithm uses a low level operation called a blit, which copies one rectangular chunk of pixels from one location to another. The algorithm works by splitting the bitmap into four sections of equal size, using a sequence of five blits to move the sections into their right place, then recursively rotating each section in the same manner.

 function rotate(s) begin if side length of s > 1 then split s into 4 sections blit sections into place for each section loop rotate(section) end loop end if end 

## Laws and forumulas of summation

These summation laws/formulas are used. They are very common and thus we won’t prove any of them. Most of them can be found here.

1. $$\displaystyle\sum_{n=s}^t C\cdot f(n) = C\cdot \sum_{n=s}^t f(n)$$

2. $$\displaystyle\sum_{i = 0}^{n-1} a^i = \frac{1 - a^n}{1 - a}$$

# a) Number of blits

The number of blit operations can be expressed as: $T(n) = \begin{cases} 0, & n=1\\ 5 + 4 T(\frac{n}{2}), & n > 1 \end{cases}$

For $$n = 2^x$$ we try the algorithm for incremental sizes of $$x$$ to find a pattern for how the algorithm behaves.

\begin{aligned} T(2^0) &= 0\\ T(2^1) &= 5\\ T(2^2) &= 5 + 5 \cdot 2^2\\ T(2^3) &= 5 + 5 \cdot 2^2 + 5 \cdot 2^4\\ T(2^4) &= 5 + 5 \cdot 2^2 + 5 \cdot 2^4 + 5 \cdot 2^6\\ T(2^5) &= 5 + 5 \cdot 2^2 + 5 \cdot 2^4 + 5 \cdot 2^6 + 5 \cdot 2^8\end{aligned}

We hypothesise that: $\begin{split} T(2^n) &= \sum_{i = 0}^{n-1} \left[5 \cdot 4^i\right] = 5\sum_{i = 0}^{n-1} \left[4^i\right]\\ &= 5\frac{1 - 4^n}{1 - 4} = \frac{5 - 5 \cdot 4^n}{-3}\\ &= \frac{5 \cdot 4^n - 5}{3} \end{split}$

Proof by induction:
This holds for the base cases $$n \in \{0, 1, 2, 3, 4\}$$ (verifying this is left as an exercise for the reader).

Now we show that the above expression is true for all $$n \geq 0$$. Given that $$T(2^n) = \frac{5 \cdot 4^n - 5}{3}$$ is true for some $$n$$, we need to show that $$T(2^{n+1}) = \frac{5 \cdot 4^{n+1} - 5}{3}$$. Using the above definition of $$T(n)$$, we get: $\begin{split} T(2^{n+1}) &= 5 + 4\frac{5 \cdot 4^n - 5}{3}\\ &= 5 + \frac{5 \cdot 4^{n+1} - 5 \cdot 4}{3}\\ &= \frac{5 \cdot 4^{n+1} + 5 \cdot 3 - 5 \cdot 4}{3}\\ &= \frac{5 \cdot 4^{n+1} - 5}{3} \end{split}$ Q.E.D.

This gives us that: $\begin{split} T(n) &= \frac{5 \cdot 4^{\log(n)} - 5}{3}\\ &= \frac{5(2^2)^{\log(n)} - 5}{3}\\ &= \frac{5n^2 - 5}{3}\\ T(n) &\in \mathcal{O}(n^2) \end{split}$