An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms


People who analyze algorithms have double happiness. First of all they experience the sheer beauty of elegant mathematical patterns that surround elegant computational procedures. Then they receive a practical payoff when their theories make it possible to get other jobs done more quickly and more economically.      D. E. Knuth

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The textbook An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms by Robert Sedgewick and Philippe Flajolet [ Amazon · Inform IT ] overviews the primary techniques used in the mathematical analysis of algorithms. The material covered draws from classical mathematical topics, including discrete mathematics, elementary real analysis, and combinatorics, as well as from classical computer science topics, including algorithms and data structures.

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