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Algorithmic Thinking by Daniel Zingaro

Algorithmic Thinking

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Algorithmic Thinking by Daniel Zingaro
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Dec 15, 2020 | ISBN 9781718500808

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Praise

“A good choice for anyone who needs to understand and implement algorithms.”
—RedGreenCode

“With Zingaro as a tutor by your side, you’ll learn, through practice on challenging competition problems, a repeatable process for figuring out and deftly applying the most appropriate algorithmic tools for the job. You’ll learn it all from a book that exudes clarity, humor, and just the right dose of Canadian pride. Happy problem-solving!”
Dr. Tim Roughgarden, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University

“A clear and engaging text . . . By presenting problems first and their algorithm/data structure solutions later, it shows us exactly why those solutions are useful and how they fit into the big picture. . . . Far too many textbooks present solutions fully-formed with no mention of the dead ends and too-complicated solutions you’d hit along the way. But Algorithmic Thinking takes you from the initial idea to the final breakthrough, setbacks and all. Problem solving is a raw, real journey, and this book captures its spirit perfectly. I highly recommend it.”
—Ava Pun, medal winner in the International Olympiad in Informatics Programming Competition

Table Of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1:
Hash Tables
Chapter 2: Trees and Recursion
Chapter 3: Memoization and Dynamic Programming
Chapter 4: Graphs and Breadth-First Search
Chapter 5: Shortest Paths in Weighted Graphs
Chapter 6: Binary Search
Chapter 7: Heaps and Segment Trees
Chapter 8: Union-Find
Chapter 9: Afterword
Appendix A: Algorithm Runtime
Appendix B: Because I Can’t Resist
Appendix C: Problem Credits
Index

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