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Algorithms Paperback – 1 Oct 2006
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It covers a big range of subjects(which i list since I see no preview possibility provided):
- algorithms for numbers
- divide & conquer
- algorithms for graphs
- greedy algorithms
- dynamic programming
- linear programming
- NP completeness
- quantum algorithms
A big plus: the writers really try to give the intuition behind the proofs
I definetely recommend it!
Very concise and rich content.
If you have been studied for like half year or one year, this book will instantly summarise what you've learnt in a simple but expressive way.
Highly recommend. Even if you are a beginner, don't forget it and you will need it one day.
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The website says "draft" but it's the same or better (errata corrected) than the print version. (I accidentally bought the print version even though I knew about the PDF. At least I was able to resell it for [...])
I used this book for CSE 101 Design and Analysis of Algorithms at UCSD. It's OK, but the level of detail of algorithms was too low for me to use just this book. I sometimes had to reference Wikipedia and other publications to achieve complete understanding.
"Algorithms" is adequate as a reference or an introduction to the layperson not interested in the full treatment, but a serious student will either need a competent professor or a few bulkier references. It frequently requires significant simplifications, and also uses hand-waving for some proofs.
For such a small book it packs a lot of exercises and includes powerful explanations of concepts, but its brevity comes at the cost of completeness.
I will always buy school books first from amazon. I will not pay full price for a
book that is almost in perfect condition. Amazon is a great way to buy books.