About the content
The primary topics in this part of the specialization are: asymptotic ("Big-oh") notation, sorting and searching, divide and conquer (master method, integer and matrix multiplication, closest pair), and randomized algorithms (QuickSort, contraction algorithm for min cuts).
- Week 1 - Week 1
Introduction; "big-oh" notation and asymptotic analysis.
- Week 2 - Week 2
Divide-and-conquer basics; the master method for analyzing divide and conquer algorithms.
- Week 3 - Week 3
The QuickSort algorithm and its analysis; probability review.
- Week 4 - Week 4
Linear-time selection; graphs, cuts, and the contraction algorithm.
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