A computer program is clear instructions in a programming language that solve some problem.
You can write this program in different programming languages, but the solution to the problem irrespective of programming language remain the same. Therefore, an algorithm is an independent solution to a computer-based problem.
About Algorithms Tutorial
This tutorial is meant for beginner who are new to algorithms. Some experience with a programming language is sufficient to start learning algorithms, but here are some more information about prerequisites to learn algorithms.
- You must be familiar with basic mathematical concepts such as exponents, set theory, mathematical induction, trees, graphs, relations, limits and so on.
- Some knowledge of programming is recommended such as C/C++ or Java Programming.
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Algorithms Tutorial Topics
Here is a list of topics for algorithms. Read from top (easy) to bottom (difficult).
1. Algorithms Fundamentals
- Algorithm Introduction
- Algorithm Pseudo Code
- Algorithm Complexities
- Algorithm Order of Growth
- Algorithm Time Complexity
Beginners often find algorithms difficult to learn. Algorithms are purely logical and need clear thinking. You must be able to categorize algorithms and recognize which one is suitable for your programming projects one you understand them.
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