Posted by: atri | September 4, 2010

Lect 3: Why Algorithms?

In Friday’s lecture, we first looked at why algorithms are important. Then we discussed where algorithms fit into the bigger picture of converting a real world problem statement into a working software (on say an iPad). Finally, we discussed problem 1 on HW 0.

The slides for the lecture are now online.

I also mentioned Bernard Chazelle‘s article on why algorithms are the (next) big thing.


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