Algorithms and Complexity
Dr. Stephen Bloch
This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:40-2:55 PM in either
Hagedorn 105 or Alumnae 116 or somewhere else.
The last time I taught this course was Spring
See the syllabus (which is finally up!)
for more details.
Analysis of Algorithms: an Active Learning Approach, by Jeffrey
McConnell, is required.
It's been ordered by the Adelphi bookstore; it's probably also available
for slightly less money from amazon.com
and Barnes & Noble.
updated schedule contains
the latest updates to homework due dates, lecture topics, etc.
Please check the schedule regularly and keep up on the assigned reading!
I'll assign several homework assignments during the semester, a mix
of "analysis on paper" assignments, programming assignments, and pseudocode
Reading and Support
In conjunction with our discussion of asymptotic growth
rates, see my Web page on growth rates.
- See the Complete
Collection of Algorithm Animations for visualizations of some of the
algorithms we'll study this semester.
- Different people learn (and teach) in different ways.
Try taking a Learning Styles Questionnaire to discover your own style and get
some tips on how to handle classes taught in a different style.
If you're having trouble with the way I explain things, it could just be
that I'm strongly intuitive and you're strongly sensitive (or something
like that); point it out to me, and I'll try to find another way to
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