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Computer algorithms are the basic recipes for programming. Professional programmers need to know how to use algorithms to solve difficult programming problems. Written in simple, intuitive English, this book describes how and when to use the most practical classic algorithms, and even how to create new algorithms to meet future needs. The book also includes a collection of questions that can help readers prepare for a programming job interview.




Essential Algorithms : a Practical Approach to ...



In addition to describing algorithms and approaches, the author offers details on how to analyze the performance of algorithms. The book is filled with exercises that can be used to explore ways to modify the algorithms in order to apply them to new situations. This updated edition of Essential Algorithms:


For all the reasons explained in the earlier section Why You Should Study Algorithms, all programming students should study algorithms. Many of the approaches described in this book are simple, elegant, and powerful, but they're not all obvious, so you won't necessarily stumble across them on your own. Techniques such as recursion, divide and conquer, branch and bound, and using well-known data structures are essential to anyone who has an interest in programming.


The Wiley web page for this book is www.wiley.com/go/essentialalgorithms. You also can go to www.wiley.com and search for the book by title or ISBN. Once you've found the book, click the Downloads tab to obtain all of the source code for the book. Once you download the code, just decompress it with your favorite compression tool.


Chapter 1, Algorithm Basics, explains concepts you must understand to analyze algorithms. It discusses the difference between algorithms and data structures, introduces Big O notation, and describes times when practical considerations are more important than theoretical runtime calculations.


Chapter 18, Distributed Algorithms, explains algorithms that run on multiple processors. Almost all modern computers contain multiple processors, and computers in the future will contain even more, so these algorithms are essential for getting the most out of a computer's latent power.


This book covers all of these topics. It does not, however, attempt to cover every detail of every algorithm with mathematical precision. It uses an intuitive approach to explain algorithms and their performance, but it does not analyze performance in rigorous detail. Although that kind of proof can be interesting, it can also be confusing and take up a lot of space, providing a level of detail that is unnecessary for most programmers. This book, after all, is intended primarily for programmers who need to get a job done.


Pseudocode should be intuitive and easy to understand, but if you find something that doesn't make sense to you, feel free to post a question on the book's discussion forum at www.wiley.com/go/essentialalgorithms or e-mail me at RodStephens@CSharpHelper.com. I'll point you in the right direction.


Polynomial run times are important because in some sense these problems can still be solved. The exponential and factorial run times described next grow extremely quickly, so algorithms that have those run times are practical for only very small numbers of inputs.


Bored by the academic approach of most data structures and algorithms courses? This is for you! You'll learn to solve algorithms and analyze space and time complexity in both an interview setting and in your day-to-day development. Following along with the course, you'll practice algorithms with common interview questions using a handful of algorithm techniques. Take a practical look at recursion and learn to optimize your solutions using divide-and-conquer. Implement merge sort and quicksort and understand tradeoffs of both approaches. Plus, get started with dynamic programming and memoization!


2- SPECIFIC AIMS Enhance the students reasoning capacity and knowledge of essential mathematical concepts. The students should acquire solid theoretical and practical training on the main concepts and results of differential and integral calculus of several variables, including the basic theorems of calculus.


This course aims to provide the students with basic knowledge on electromagnetism and signal processing. An experimental approach is used with simple on-hands experiments that the students may conduct during the practical sessions, in order to strengthen the subjects covered in the lectures and to gain experience with the use of measuring devices. The Computer Algebra System (CAS) used in Physics 1 is also used in this course to help solve problems and to visualize electric and magnetic fields.


BACKGROUND Computer graphics has been stated and is today a very important component in the whole human-computer interaction ambience. However, its applicability goes far beyond, having nowadays a prominent position in major industries such as the cinema and electronic games. Also, in technology and science it plays an irreplaceable role allowing the visualization of phenomena, often linked to simulation and virtual reality techniques. In this course, the approach to computer graphics is made under a Top-Down philosophy, starting with the subjects most related to 3D (image synthesis, modelling) and ending with a visit to several most basic algorithms in 2D. The 3D components of the programme are accompanied, in practical lessons, with exercises based on the usual technologies, like OpenGL and WebGL.


SPECIFIC AIMS -Transmit knowledge of concepts, techniques, algorithms, computer graphics technologies and architectures. -Strengthen the theoretical knowledge with practical application, through the implementation, testing and evaluation of algorithms discussed in theory.


Engineering analysis and design are not ends in themselves, but they are a means for satisfying human wants. Thus, engineering concerns itself with the materials used and forces and laws of nature, and the needs of people. Because of scarcity of resources and constraints at all levels, engineering must be closely associated with economics. It is essential that engineering proposals be evaluated in terms of worth and cost before they are undertaken. In this course we emphasize that an essential prerequisite of a successful engineering application is economic feasibility. Hence, investment proposals are evaluated in terms of economic cost concepts, including break even analysis, cost estimation and time value of money. Effective interest rates, inflation and deflation, depreciation and income tax all affect the viability of an investment. Successful engineering projects are chosen from valid alternatives considering such issues as buy or lease, make or buy, cost and benefits and financing alternatives. Both public sector and for-profit examples are used to illustrate the applicability of these rules and approaches.


Design and analysis of algorithms and data structures that are essential to engineers in every aspect of the computer hardware and software industry. Recurrences, asymptotics, summations, trees and graphs. Sorting, search trees and balanced search trees, amortized analysis, hash functions, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, basic graph algorithms, minimum spanning trees, shortest paths, introduction to NP completeness and new trends in algorithms and data structures.


An Introduction to the basic theory, the fundamental algorithms, and the computational toolboxes of machine learning. The focus is on a balanced treatment of the practical and theoretical approaches, along with hands on experience with relevant software packages. Supervised learning methods covered in the course will include: the study of linear models for classification and regression, neural networks and support vector machines. Unsupervised learning methods covered in the course will include: principal component analysis, k-means clustering, and Gaussian mixture models. Theoretical topics will include: bounds on the generalization error, bias-variance tradeoffs and the Vapnik-Chervonenkis (VC) dimension. Techniques to control overfitting, including regularization and validation, will be covered.


The book continues to bridge the gap between computer science, simulation, and operations research and now adopts the notation and vocabulary of reinforcement learning as well as stochastic search and simulation optimization. The author outlines the essential algorithms that serve as a starting point in the design of practical solutions for real problems. The three curses of dimensionality that impact complex problems are introduced and detailed coverage of implementation challenges is provided. The Second Edition also features: 041b061a72


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