New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Algorthm Design and Analysis, Week 2 Notes

by: Judy

Algorthm Design and Analysis, Week 2 Notes CSC 3110

Marketplace > Wayne State University > Computer Science and Engineering > CSC 3110 > Algorthm Design and Analysis Week 2 Notes
GPA 3.64

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Continuation of chapter one. Topics include: Fundamentals of algorithms Main Issues related to algorithms Important problem types
Algorithm Design and Analysis
Alaa Khalaf Al-Makhzoomy
Class Notes
algorithms, Design, Analysys
25 ?




Popular in Algorithm Design and Analysis

Popular in Computer Science and Engineering

This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Judy on Friday September 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CSC 3110 at Wayne State University taught by Alaa Khalaf Al-Makhzoomy in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Algorithm Design and Analysis in Computer Science and Engineering at Wayne State University.

Similar to CSC 3110 at WSU

Popular in Computer Science and Engineering


Reviews for Algorthm Design and Analysis, Week 2 Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/09/16
OneNote Online Week 2 Notes Friday, September 9, 2016 12:03 PM Fundamentals of Algorithms Think of algorithms as a tool rather than a solution There are several steps that should be taken before you even get to coding an algorithm You may want to use things like paper or white boards for visualizing your plan All of this helps to prevent excessive or unnecessary debugging. 1. First, understand the problem a.Keep in mind any special cases 2.Decide on the techniques you will use to solve the problem 3.Design the algorithm 4.Prove its correctness a.If everything works well, move forward b.Otherwise, redesign the algorithm or change your techniques 5.Analyze the algorithm a.Analyze it in terms of memory used, time complexity, etc. b.If it needs to be or can be improved, redesign the algorithm or change your techniques 6.Code the algorithm Main Issues Related To Algorithms A good algorithm is a result of repeated effort and work There are two main issues related to Algorithms:  1.How to Design them 2.How to analyze their efficiency Important Problem Types Sorting: Rearranging items of a given list in a particular order (increasing/decreasing) Sorting is considered "stable" if  it preserves relative order of any two equal elements in input Sorting is considered "in place" if it does not require any extra memory Searching: Finding a given value (search key) in a given set.  Keep in mind cases where data changes String Processing: Processing sequences of characters from an alphabet This has been important for computer science for a long time Graph Problems: Collections of points (vertices), some connected by lines (edges) Can be used for modeling a wide range of applications Basic graph algorithms include: Graph Traversal: shortest path problem Topological Sorting Some graph problems are very hard computationally.  Combinatorial Problems: Finding a combinatorial object (permutations, combinations) that satisfy certain constraints Examples are the traveling salesman problem and the graph coloring problem Geometric problems: Deal with geometric objects Examples include the closest pair problem and the convex hull problem Numerical Problems: involve math objects of continuous nature The majority of these can only be solved approximately.  1 of 1 09/09/2016 07:49 PM


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Jennifer McGill UCSF Med School

"Selling my MCAT study guides and notes has been a great source of side revenue while I'm in school. Some months I'm making over $500! Plus, it makes me happy knowing that I'm helping future med students with their MCAT."

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.