Introduction to Algorithms PDF is a widely-used textbook on algorithms and data structures, written by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein. It was first published in 1990 and the most recent edition was released in 2009.
The book is known for its comprehensive coverage of algorithms, mathematical rigor, and clear explanations. It is widely used in universities and is considered a standard reference in the field of algorithms. However, some reviewers have criticized the book for its dense and formal writing style, which may make it difficult for some readers to understand.
The book is available in hardcovers, paperbacks, and electronic formats, such as Kindle and e-pub. It can be purchased through various online retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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Introduction to Algorithms Summary
The first chapter, “Introduction,” provides an overview of the book and introduces some basic concepts, such as the role of algorithms in computing, the growth of functions, and the basic notation used throughout the book.
The second chapter, “Getting Started,” covers some basic algorithmic concepts, such as recursion, mathematical induction, and asymptotic notation. It also includes a section on the analysis of algorithms, which is a fundamental tool for understanding the efficiency of different algorithms.
The next several chapters cover fundamental algorithms and data structures, including sorting algorithms (such as insertion sort, merge sort, and quicksort) and searching algorithms (such as linear search and binary search). These chapters also cover basic data structures like arrays, linked lists, and stacks.
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Introduction to Algorithms is available in English and it has been translated into several other languages, such as Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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About the Author
Thomas H. Cormen is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms and is currently a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 1991. He has published numerous research papers in the field of algorithms and is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Charles E. Leiserson is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms, and is currently a professor of computer science and engineering at MIT. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 1985. He has published numerous research papers on parallel computing and has received several awards and honors for his contributions to the field.
Ronald L. Rivest is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms and is currently a professor of computer science at MIT. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1974. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Clifford Stein is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms and is currently a professor of industrial engineering and operations research at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 1989. He has published numerous research papers in the field of algorithms and is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
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