Introduction to Algorithms

  • Gerard O’Regan


This chapter presents a short introduction to algorithms, where an algorithm is a well-defined procedure for solving a problem. It consists of a sequence of steps that takes a set of values as input and produces a value (or set of values) as output. An algorithm is an exact specification of how to solve the problem, and it explicitly defines the procedure so that a computer program may implement the solution.

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  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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