What Is an Algorithm?6:30 with Pasan Premaratne
In this video we develop a formal definition for an algorithm in the context of computer science.
In this course we are going to use the Python programming language to explore algorithms in code. If you're interested in learning Python, check out the Beginning Python Track that will teach you the basics of programming in Python.
If you would rather learn how to program in a different language, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will point you in the right direction.
- Algorithm - a set of steps or instructions for completing a task
- Algorithmic Thinking - analyzing a problem and breaking it down into distinct steps that can be solved separately
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