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Algorithmic Puzzles

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  6 reviews
While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and entertaining world of puzzles. In Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany and Maria Levitin use many classic brainteasers as well as newer examples ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published October 14th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 13th 2011)
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Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first puzzle book. It has been an interesting read. The solutions are clear and detailed.
Maurizio Codogno
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: informatica, math
Molti problemi matematici possono anche essere considerati "problemi informatici". In definitiva, risolvere il problema significa trovare un algoritmo tale che anche lo stupido computer possa risolverlo. In questo libro ci sono per l'appunto centocinquanta problemi di questo tipo. Gli autori in un certo senso barano, perché a volte ci sono anche dimostrazioni di impossibilità in alcuni casi e quelle non sono certo algoritmiche; ma non importa. Quello che importa è che ci sono i problemi, ci sono ...more
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is essentially a collection of puzzles. Algorithmic puzzles that have a defined procedure for solving problems. I loved that it wasn't written like a textbook yet for an amateur. It has a short tutorial section and the rest are problems to solve. Not going to lie, the problems are very challenging (even the easy ones).
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Jan 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
will not read till end as this are quite hard challenges and I dont have enough motivation to finish them all
Heather Gray
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very entertaining book which exercises your algorithmic thinking muscles. If you like puzzles, and you like programming or algorithms, get this book!
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