COMBINATION_LOCK The Combination Lock Problem

COMBINATION_LOCK is a C++ program which simulates the process of determining the combination of a lock.

This program demonstrates the method of exhaustive search, that is, it searches for an answer by trying every possibility. This requires a way of logically ordering the possibilities.

Languages:

COMBINATION_LOCK is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

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Reference:

1. Donald Kreher, Douglas Simpson,
Combinatorial Algorithms,
CRC Press, 1998,
ISBN: 0-8493-3988-X,
LC: QA164.K73.
2. Silvano Martello, Paolo Toth,
Knapsack Problems: Algorithms and Computer Implementations,
Wiley, 1990,
ISBN: 0-471-92420-2,
LC: QA267.7.M37.

List of Routines:

• BICYCLE_LOCK finds the combination on a typical bicycle lock.
• COMBINATION_LOCK determines the combination of a lock.
• COMBINATION_NEXT generates lock combinations in lex order.
• GET_SEED returns a random seed for the random number generator.
• I4_MAX returns the maximum of two I4's.
• I4_MIN returns the smaller of two I4's.
• I4_UNIFORM returns a scaled pseudorandom I4.
• I4VEC_EQ is true if two I4VEC's are equal.
• I4VEC_PRINT prints an I4VEC.
• R4_ABS returns the absolute value of an R4.
• R4_NINT returns the nearest integer to an R4.
• TIMESTAMP prints the current YMDHMS date as a time stamp.

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