An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms

by Michael Soltys
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Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

Publication Date: January 30, 2018

ISBN: 9789813235922

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A successor to the first and second editions, this updated and revised book is a leading companion guide for students and engineers alike, specifically software engineers who design algorithms. While succinct, this edition is mathematically rigorous, covering the foundations for both computer scientists and mathematicians with interest in the algorithmic foundations of Computer Science.

Besides expositions on traditional algorithms such as Greedy, Dynamic Programming and Divide & Conquer, the book explores two classes of algorithms that are often overlooked in introductory textbooks: Randomised and Online algorithms — with emphasis placed on the algorithm itself. The book also covers algorithms in Linear Algebra, and the foundations of Computation.

The coverage of Randomized and Online algorithms is timely: the former have become ubiquitous due to the emergence of cryptography, while the latter are essential in numerous fields as diverse as operating systems and stock market predictions.

While being relatively short to ensure the essentiality of content, a strong focus has been placed on self-containment, introducing the idea of pre/post-conditions and loop invariants to readers of all backgrounds, as well as all the necessary mathematical foundations. The programming exercises in Python will be available on the web (see http://www.msoltys.com/book for the companion web site).

Contents:

  • Preliminaries
  • Greedy Algorithms
  • Divide and Conquer
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Online Algorithms
  • Randomized Algorithms
  • Algorithms in Linear Algebra
  • Computational Foundations
  • Mathematical Foundations

Readership: Students of undergraduate courses in algorithms and programming and associated professionals.
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