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Lecture 8: Efficiency and Order of Growth

Lecture 8: Efficiency and Order of Growth

This video was recorded at 6.00SC Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, Spring 2011 . This lecture revolves around the topic of algorithmic efficiency. It introduces the random access model (RAM) of computation and "big O notation" as a way to talk about order of growth. It concludes with binary search. Topics covered: Efficiency, problem reduction, RAM, best case, worst case, expected case, growth, exponential growth, polynomial growth, logarithmic growth, global variables.

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