Algorithms

ISBN-10: 0073523402

ISBN-13: 9780073523408

Edition: 2008

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Description: This text, extensively class-tested over a decade at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, explains the fundamentals of algorithms in a story line that makes the material enjoyable and easy to digest. Emphasis is placed on understanding the crisp mathematical idea behind each algorithm, in a manner that is intuitive and rigorous without being unduly formal. Features include: The use of boxes to strengthen the narrative: pieces that provide historical context, descriptions of how the algorithms are used in practice, and excursions for the mathematically sophisticated. Carefully chosen advanced topics that can be skipped in a standard one-semester course, but can be covered in an advanced algorithms course or in a more leisurely two-semester sequence. An accessible treatment of linear programming introduces students to one of the greatest achievements in algorithms. An optional chapter on the quantum algorithm for factoring provides a unique peephole into this exciting topic. In addition to the text, DasGupta also offers a Solutions Manual, which is available on the Online Learning Center. ""Algorithms" is an outstanding undergraduate text, equally informed by the historical roots and contemporary applications of its subject. Like a captivating novel, it is a joy to read." Tim Roughgarden Stanford University

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Book details

List price: $56.67
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 9/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Prologue
Algorithms with Numbers
Divide-and-conquer algorithms
Decompositions of graphs
Paths in graphs
Greedy algorithms
Dynamic Programming
Linear Programming and Reductions
NP-complete Problems
Coping with NP-completeness
Quantum Algorithms
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