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Algorithms in a Nutshell

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ISBN-10: 059651624X

ISBN-13: 9780596516246

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gary Pollice, Stanley Selkow, George T. Heineman

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Creating software systems involves more than simply writing a program. It requires creativity and technical excellence. Technical excellence includes the ability to make programs robust and efficient. Efficient algorithms are at the heart of all but the most trivial programs. Programmers, however, seldom think about the algorithms in their programs until they encounter problems. Many programmers do not have a background in algorithm analysis and design and if they do, they don't take the time to find the right algorithm for their needs. Algorithms in a Nutshell helps programmers select, analyze, and implement the right algorithms for their particular needs. It provides just enough…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Stanley Selkow received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1965, and then a Ph.D. in the same area from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. From 1968 to 1970 he was in the Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda Maryland. Since 1970 he has been on the faculty at universities in Knoxville TN and Worcester MA, as well as Montreal, Chonqing, Lausanne and Paris. His major research has been in graph theory and algorithm design.

Algorithms Matter
The Mathematics of Algorithms
Patterns and Domains
Sorting Algorithms
Searching
Graph Algorithms
Path Finding in AI
Network Flow Algorithms
Computational Geometry
When All Else Fails
Epilogue
Benchmarking
Index