Divide and Conquer, Sorting and Searching, and Randomized Algorithms
Stanford University
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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).

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Syllabus

  • 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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Tim Roughgarden
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