Introduction to Algorithms

Prof. Demaine holds up a swirling origami figure.

In the last lecture, Prof. Demaine demonstrates how he uses algorithms to create intricate origami figures. (Image courtesy of the instructors.)


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Spring 2020



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This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling of computational problems, as well as common algorithms, algorithmic paradigms, and data structures used to solve these problems. It emphasizes the relationship between algorithms and programming and introduces basic performance measures and analysis techniques for these problems.

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Erik Demaine, Jason Ku, and Justin Solomon. 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms. Spring 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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