Algorithm Fundamentals View more

Learn how to make a computer do what you want, elegantly and efficiently.

Book 23 Lessons

Course description

An algorithm is a step-by-step process to achieve some outcome. When algorithms involve a large amount of input data, complex manipulation, or both, we need to construct clever algorithms that a computer can work through quickly.

By the end of this course, you’ll know methods to measure and compare performance, and you’ll have mastered the fundamental problems in algorithms.

Topics covered

  • Pseudocode
  • Variables
  • Conditionals
  • Repetition
  • While loops
  • For loops
  • Binary search
  • Selection sort
  • Insertion sort
  • Complexity
  • Best, Worst, and Average case analysis
  • Big-O notation