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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The latest edition of the essential text and professional reference, with substantial new material on such topics as vEB trees, multithreaded algorithms, dynamic programming, and edge-based flow.
Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness.
The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study.
The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The explanations have been kept elementary without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical rigor. The first edition became a widely used text in universities worldwide as well as the standard reference for professionals.
The second edition featured new chapters on the role of algorithms, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, and linear programming. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It includes two completely new chapters, on van Emde Boas trees and multithreaded algorithms, substantial additions to the chapter on recurrence now called "Divide-and-Conquer" , and an appendix on matrices.
It features improved treatment of dynamic programming and greedy algorithms and a new notion of edge-based flow in the material on flow networks. Many exercises and problems have been added for this edition.
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Introduction to Algorithms. The Algorithm Design Manual. Next page. Review "As an educator and researcher in the field of algorithms for over two decades, I can unequivocally say that the Cormen et al book is the best textbook that I have ever seen on this subject. It offers an incisive, encyclopedic, and modern treatment of algorithms, and our department will continue to use it for teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as a reliable research reference.
The revised third edition notably adds a chapter on van Emde Boas trees, one of the most useful data structures, and on multithreaded algorithms, a topic of increasing importance. Thomas H. He is the coauthor with Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Charles E. Ronald L. Customers who bought this item also bought.
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Verified Purchase. For background, I am a not-so-sharp CS undergrad that used this book for an intro. I've done linear algebra, struggled my way through a "calculus" probability course, and enjoyed implementing many typical data structures. My learning style relies on simple examples especially visual accompanied by a concise explanation.
Here are my thoughts: This book is impressive! It covers a lot of subject matter and is clearly worded. However, you're going to get lost because this often reads more like a reference manual than a conversation that appeals to intuition.
You'll be pushed into analyzing algorithms for theoretical data structures that you fuzzily remember if at all. But, nonetheless, throw enough man hours into this book and you will learn concrete approaches to determining just how hard you're making the computer work. This is an 'eh, just push them into the deep end' kind of approach to learning. I think this is a pretty good book that is easy to read if you have a strong background in proof-based math.
Highlights: - The introduction Chapters is really good and does a good job setting up all the fundamental concepts of algorithms.
I think a lot of people tend to skip over introductions because they think they know all of it already, but this is an introduction that I recommend reading the whole way through. Drawbacks: - The pseudocode has a lot of one-letter variable names, and while this follows the tradition of pure math, it also makes understanding the algorithms more difficult than it should be.
Also there are some sections of the textbook the counting sort section where some of the arrays are 0-indexed and other arrays are 1-indexed, which is just weird. The derivations in Chapters were a long series of small uninteresting lemmas, instead of a small number of harder, more insightful theorems. I found derivations elsewhere on the internet that were a lot more interesting and built more intuition about why the procedures worked.
I feel like the rest of the book is pretty good though, so maybe all the graph stuff was written by a separate person who is not very good at explaining things.
My process for studying this text is to read a section at a time and walk through the examples illustrated. I often struggle with the math that is being demonstrated as a proof for the algorithm. I then research an actual example of the topic discussed and watch a youtube video that demonstrates it in application. I then re-read the section and take notes. I find that I feel somewhat lost at first when the book introduces a topic that I am unfamiliar with, but after reviewing it from a high level youtube video it helps me understand the algorithm on a surface level.
Once I understand it in its simplest terms, the proofs become much simpler and they make a lot of sense. I think to get everything out of this text you should be comfortable with data-structures, linear algebra and discrete mathematics. I found discrete math and linear algebra to be difficult courses, but this text is increasing my confidence in how much I had learned in those courses.
Great text but at times I feel lost. I wish the examples were more comprehensive at times. I found 'easier' descriptions of common algorithms online but If you already know math like a boss, this would be pretty helpful.
Better bring some water because its also pretty dry reading. This is probably the most well known and most used textbook on the subject, and with good reason. An excellent resource, covering just about everything you need to know for a good understanding of Algorithms.
My only complaint is that the binding has completely stated disintegrating after only 9 weeks of use. All of chapters 15 and 16 are completely falling out of my copy and this is getting worse.
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Introduction to Algorithms, Third Edition
Introduction to Algorithms is a book on computer programming by Thomas H. Cormen , Charles E. Leiserson , Ronald L. Rivest , and Clifford Stein. The book has been widely used as the textbook for algorithms courses at many universities  and is commonly cited as a reference for algorithms in published papers , with over 10, citations documented on CiteSeerX.