# Chapter 33 Backwards analysis

@inproceedings{HarPeledChapter3B, title={Chapter 33 Backwards analysis}, author={Sariel Har-Peled} }

The idea of backwards analysis (or backward analysis) is a technique to analyze randomized algorithms by imagining as if it was running backwards in time, from output to input. Most of the more interesting applications of backward analysis are in Computational Geometry, but nevertheless, there are some other applications that are interesting and we survey some of them here.

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