There are two alternative textbooks:
- Kleinberg/Tardos: Algorithm Design 1st (from 2005/2006) or 2nd edition (I am not sure when 2nd edition will be available). Here is a link to adlibris. 1st edition is 823 pages of which about 530 are for this course and the rest for EDAN55 which no longer is offered. ISBN10: 0321372913, ISBN13: 9780321372918 (paperback) and ISBN10: 0321295358, ISBN13: 9780321295354 (hard copy)
- Skeppstedt: Algorithms: a concise introduction. This book was written for this course. It is 148 pages. It is only available from Amazon and the book's site is here (the link to amazon is to the German site which offers free shipping to Sweden when amount exceeds what seems to be two copies or more).
For the exam you are allowed to bring books but no electronic devices.