Consider sorting n numbers stored in array A by first finding the smallest element of A and exchanging it with the element in A[1]. Then find the second smallest element of A, and exchange it with A [2]. Continue in this manner for the first n - 1 elements of A. Write pseudo code for this algorithm, which is known as selection sort. What loop invariant does this algorithm maintain? Why does it need to run for only the first n – 1 element’s rather than for all n elements? Give the best-case and worst-case running times of selection sort in Θ- notation.

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