Sara Baase and Allen Van Gelder. Computer Algorithms: Introduction to Design and Analysis. Addison-Wesley, • Mark de Berg, Marc van. Title, Computer algorithms: introduction to design and analysis. Author, Sara Baase. Publisher, Pearson Education, ISBN, , , English, Book edition: Computer algorithms / Sara Baase, Allen Van Gelder. Baase “This edition features an increased emphasis on algorithm design.
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Drawing upon combined decades of teaching experience, Professors Sara Baase and Allen Van Gelder have extensively revised this best seller on algorithm design and analysis to make it the most current and accessible book available. This edition features an increased emphasis on algorithm design techniques such as divide-and-conquer and greedy algorithms, along with the addition of new topics and exercises. It continues the tradition of solid mathematical analysis and clear lagorithms style that made it so popular in previous editions.
Baase is a three-time recipient of the San Diego State University Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty Award, and she has written a number of textbooks in the areas of algorithms, assembly language and social and ethical issues related to computing.
She earned her wara at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Cimputer you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.
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Showing of 33 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I have encountered far worst textbooks than this one. However, algorithmx is true that this text can be hard algorith,s follow at times. That’s not because the subject matter is hard, but because the explanations are not the best. Sometimes, it seemed that the authors had confused themselves or were determined to explain the most convoluted possible approach to a problem.
A word of wisdom to people computr hiring decisions for computer science professorships: Mathematicians and programmers are NOT synonymous. So, some of the explanations are a bit serpentine, but where this book really shines in the lameness category is its attempt at Java coding.
In the style typical of academics, the Java is written as if it were Alyorithms. Like the guy in the Dos Equis commercials, who can speak “French, in Russian,” the authors are determined to write C, in Java. No attention whatsoever is paid to Java coding conventions. Perhaps that is because of the age of the book – inJava wasn’t entirely new, but it was new-ish, and C was far better established.
I found variable and method names to be very cryptic at times. Also, their approach to programming is extremely verbose. Their coding style, combined with their penchant for eclectic solutions, produces lessons that seem like a road trip by unicycle from Seattle to Vancouver, by way of Miami Beach.
All in all, this book is NOT the unmitigated disaster some have painted it as. The authors seem to have gone out of their way to make the book approachable. But their way of thinking about some topics is not likely to bear much resemblance to the way I think most people work things out.
Alternatives include the Algorithm Design Manual which, however, appears to have been fermented in a big vat of technical errors, as is the style these days for computer science bookscompufer books by Cormen, who is sometimes very clear, and other times, not so much.
To the computer science book zara world, I recommend a few things: Use authors with recent industry experience One person found this helpful.
I’m a 4th year undergraduate student in computer science and I just finished the Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms course that was based on this book. I thought the book was horrible. It did little to help me understand anything but general ideas. Reading this book is like reading a volume of mathematical proofs. The authors speak in symbols.
What makes it much worse is that every page makes multiple references to other portions of the text that aren’t on the facing pages.
They might be one page turn away, but very often they are a few pages, or even chapters away! The only reason I would keep this book algoirthms for the list of topics it covers.
Computer Algorithms : Introduction to Design and Analysis
I took a CS class that uses this book this semester; and I can tell you that subjects are badly explained. The explanations are not clear. I bought Cormen’s Book, and that one treats every subject with better form.
The only reason I need this book is because my teacher directs us to exercises from algorith,s book, otherwise I would not use it for my class, as I can learn anything with more ease saraa Cormen’s book. Buy Cormen’s book instead of this one. If you need the exercises from this book, ask your colleagues for them, and use Cormen’s book to understand how to solve them.
The course was based heavily on the textbook after all the professor was the author and i found it extremely difficult to understand most of what was written in this book.
The chapters are comprised of general, baqse ideas that did sraa help in understanding the material unless i was probably a graduate student. Overall this book was useless in learning algorithms and spent most of my time looking them up from other books.
I had to buy this because my instructor wrote this book and homework assignments were from the book. The whole book is designed very poorly and I remember having to flip back and forth just to read it straight forward. As an example, I would be reading a paragraph that refers to page C, so I would go to page C and that page C refers to page A, etc. It was just painful to try to ssra what this. Today after 5 years laterI use this book as an example of how not to write a book.
This is one of two books I must say sorry to. I hope readers may find my words helpful. I must say this is a poor book, although I feel the authors did put efforts to make it nice. There are a lot of classical and excellent books on this subject.
But here’s the reason my department chose it as our textbook: Because the other books are relatively hard and deep for the students. But here is the response from the studnets at the end of the semester, no matter it is an A student or Algorthms student: They hate this book, since they can not get much information after spending hours and hours on it.
And they eventually found those “harder” books in lib, and loved them. The key reason is, those books explained everything clearly.
In almost the same number of pages. The key problem as I see is, the authors just understood the materials in a certain way, but not thoroughly, and not able to explain it in a clear way. Only a person who has already know all the stuff can figure out what are the authors talking about in some part of the book.
Now I believe, in order to write a good textbook for students, at least algorithm should be a master in this area. If some of my words hurts, I am sorry. But I am talking about my feeling and most students’ feeling.
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