# Assignment 1, due Jun 12

On every assignment, write your name legibly as it appears on your University ID card! Homework is due on paper at the start of class on the day indicated (Tuesday or Thursday). Exceptions will be made only by advance arrangement (excepting "acts of God"). Late work must be turned in to the TA's mailbox (ask the CS receptionist in 14 MLH for help). Never push homework under someone's door!

1. A test of your understanding of the prerequisites: Consider this recursive integer function. All operators here are integer operations. This is an informal expression of the function, that is, pseudocode; it is not coded in a real programming language:
```function f( i, j )
if i = 0
return j
else
return f( j, i-1 ) + 1
```

a) What is the value of f(1,1)? (0.2 point)
b) What is the value of f(2,3)? (0.2 point)
c) What is the value of f(5,8)? (0.2 point)
d) What is the value of f(13,21)? (0.2 point)
e) Give a short (20 words suffice) intuitive description of what this function does, not how it does it. (Hint: Ignore the code, look at your answers to parts a to e.) (0.2 point)

2. A test of your understanding of the prerequisites: Here is another pseudocode fragment:
```operation o(x,y) -- neither x nor y may be null
temp = x.next
x.next = y
y.next = temp
y.back = x
temp.back = y
```

A Question: This code performs an elementary operation on a common data structure. Name that operaton and name the data structure. (A 5 to 10 word answer will suffice.) (0.5 points)

3. A problem based on Chapter 2: Give the 7-bit ASCII representation of the text "Jun. 14, 2018" Don't include the quotation marks. Give your result as a column of binary numbers, one per character. (0.7 points)

4. Background: Take the due date, 06/12/2018, take out the slashes and interpret it as the decimal number 6122018.

a) Convert this to binary using the pen and paper method shown in Chapter 2. Show your work! (0.4 points)