How to Think About Algorithms

@inproceedings{Edmonds2008HowTT,
  title={How to Think About Algorithms},
  author={Jeff Edmonds},
  year={2008}
}
Thinking: Students are very good at learning how to apply a concrete algorithm to a concrete input instance. They tend, however, to find it difficult to think abstractly about the problem. I maintain, however, that the more abstractions a person has from which to view the problem, the deeper his understanding of it will be, the more tools he will have at his disposal, and the better prepared he will be to design his own innovative ways to solve the problems that may arise in other courses or in… CONTINUE READING

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