Algorithmic problem solving

An entertaining and captivating way to learn the fundamentals of using algorithms to solve problems The algorithmic approach to solving problems in computer technology is an essential tool.

With this unique book, algorithm guru Roland Backhouse shares his four decades of experience to teach the fundamental principles of using algorithms to solve problems.

Using fun and well-known puzzles to gradually introduce different aspects of algorithms in mathematics and computing. Backhouse presents students with a readable, entertaining, and energetic book that will motivate and challenge them to open their minds to the algorithmic nature of problem solving.

This book:

  • Provides a novel approach to the mathematics of problem solving focusing on the algorithmic nature of problem solving
  • Uses popular and entertaining puzzles to teach students different aspects of using algorithms to solve mathematical and computing challenges
  • Features a theory section that supports each of the puzzles presented throughout the book
  • Assumes only an elementary understanding of mathematics

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Subject(s)Computing
Age11-14
AuthorRoland Backhouse
Published2011
Copies1
Shelf ref. number007 BAC
ISBN9780470684535
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