Lecture 3: Problem Solving

author: John Guttag, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Oct. 29, 2012,   recorded: January 2011,   views: 2535
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)
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This lecture covers the use of iteration to build programs whose execution time depends upon the size of inputs. It also introduces search problems and brute force and bisection for solving them.

Topics covered: Termination, decrementing functions, exhaustive enumeration, brute force, while loop, for loop, approximation, specifications, bisection search.

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