You likely know that an algorithm is a set of rules followed to solve a problem, but what about when the data for said problem is simply too massive for a single person to calculate in an efficient and timely manner? Computers can make short work of such complex quandaries, and thus we arrive at the importance of the algorithm in comp-sci.
The course begins at ground level with an introduction to computation, introducing things like native and recursive functions and linear versus binary searches. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ll also learn some great new vocabulary like “pigeonhole principle” and “bloom filter.”
By the end, you’ll master the fundamental problems in algorithms. Moreover, you’ll do it by running and manipulating code and examining its real-world applications. You can start this journey of discovery right now—for free—at Brilliant.