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COMP 3761 - Algorithm Analysis and Design

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

In this hands-on course, Java programming students who have also taken Discrete Math will develop their ability to analyze and design computer algorithms. In particular, learners will analyze the time and space complexity of programs, solve nontrivial programming problems using algorithmic techniques, and prove that their solution is correct. The emphasis will be on developing the practical skills of analysis and design. Topics include: evaluating time and space complexity and designing solutions by using appropriate data structures or applying techniques such as recursion, parsing and graph algorithms.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2121 and (COMP 2522 or COMP 2526 or COMP 2613)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$593.45

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 41413

Wed Sep 09 - Wed Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 BBY Online Delivery
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Neilson Mackay

Course Outline

Cost

$593.45

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 in class and 12 online. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Late registration is not permitted. No class November 11 (Remembrance Day).

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic framework of algorithm analysis.
  • Analyze pseudo-code using asymptotic notations.
  • Compare the order of growth of different algorithms.
  • Understand the differences between nonrecursive and recursive algorithms.
  • Describe some common algorithm design strategies: Divide and Conquer, Transform and Conquer, Greedy Technique, Graph Algorithm, dynamic programming, etc.
  • Recognize different types of computing problems and how to solve them.
  • Apply algorithm design techniques to solve some practical problems.
  • Specify algorithms in pseudocode.
  • Implement solutions by using appropriate data structures.
  • Deduce the complexity of a program by running different experiments.
  • Argue the correctness of the algorithms.
  • Find lower bounds for some simple problems.

Effective as of Winter 2011

Related Programs

COMP 3761 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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Cei Digital: Intro To The Design & Analysis Of Algorithms (180 Days)
Author Levitin
Publisher Ph
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13300-136-5
Price $38.50
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Intro To The Design & Analysis Of Algorithms
Author Levitin
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13231-681-1
Price $228.50
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