Exercise 3.17

Which of the following are true and which are false? Explain your answers.

  1. Depth-first search always expands at least as many nodes as A search with an admissible heuristic.

  2. $h(n)=0$ is an admissible heuristic for the 8-puzzle.

  3. A is of no use in robotics because percepts, states, and actions are continuous.

  4. Breadth-first search is complete even if zero step costs are allowed.

  5. Assume that a rook can move on a chessboard any number of squares in a straight line, vertically or horizontally, but cannot jump over other pieces. Manhattan distance is an admissible heuristic for the problem of moving the rook from square A to square B in the smallest number of moves.

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