An excellent generic class of projects suitable for students would be that of creating actual examples of situations merely alluded to in journal articles. For example, consider the article AN ALGORITHM FOR GENERATING SUBSETS OF FIXED SIZE WITH A STRONG MINIMAL CHANGE PROPERTY (at this link). This article contains the sentence, “The difficulty is that although only one element of the set is changed, more than one entry of the array may have to change to retain the ordering of the entries.” An actual example is not provided – it is precisely that that I am proposing that the student be assigned to do.





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