From the Back Cover
Master the most useful algorithms and build your problem-solving skills Algorithms are the recipes that make efficient programming possible. Studying them lets you build a useful toolkit of methods for solving specific problems. This book introduces you to many classic algorithms, shows you where they work, and explains how to analyze them to understand their behavior. The study of algorithms also teaches general problem-solving techniques that make you a better programmer. You might find that this book not only helps you on the job, it may help you get the job. Learn useful algorithms including: Numerical algorithms: randomization, factoring, prime numbers, and numeric integration Methods for manipulating common data structures: arrays, linked lists, and networks More advanced data structures: heaps, trees, balanced trees, and B-trees Learn these and other problem-solving techniques: Brute force or exhaustive search Divide and conquer Greedy algorithms and hill climbing Least cost algorithms Heuristics Constricting bounds
About the Author
Rod Stephens began his career as a mathematician, but while at MIT he was lured into the intriguing world of algorithms and has been programming ever since. An award–winning instructor, he regularly addresses conferences and has written 26 books that have been translated into nearly a dozen languages.