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The primary topics in this part of the specialization are: asymptotic ("Big-oh") notation, sorting and searching, divide and conquer (master method, integer and matrix multiplication, closest pair), and randomized algorithms (QuickSort, contraction algorithm for min cuts)....

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Sep 13, 2018

Well researched. Topics covered well, with walkthrough for exam.le cases for each new introduced algorithm. Great experience, learned a lot of important algorithms and algorithmic thinking practices.

May 26, 2020

Thank you for teaching me this course. I learned a lot of new things, including Divide-and-Conquer, MergeSort, QuickSort, and Randomization Algorithms, along with proof for their asymptotic runtime

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By Hari K

Jun 2, 2021

E​xcellent course for people who already have had a basic course in algorithms/data structures.

By Prince C S

Sep 9, 2021

Great Pace - good examples - always going to the point - clear and providing good information.

By Wenlei Y

Jun 16, 2020

Great course! You will learn to think algorithmically as well as practice programming skills!

By Luv S

Sep 14, 2017

Amazing course! Really hard, but it was worth seeing all that mental effort come to fruition.

By Xiaoxuan

Jul 24, 2017

Great class! Very clear mathematical explanations and challenging (but rewarding) assignments

By Manoj B

Jun 11, 2017

Great course for revision of the concepts! Great lecturer and the quiz questions are superb!

By Farruh H

Apr 11, 2018

It was very nice experience I have taken from this course. It improved my algorithms skills

By Yixian H

Mar 11, 2018

Though final coding assignment has a little difficult, it's a definitely fantastic course!

By Zhu L

Oct 19, 2019

This specialization really put an emphasis on algorithm analysis, I like and respect that.

By Qinghua Z

Sep 1, 2017

Great Course. Now I get some idea of the spirit of Algorithms, that is "Can we do better?"

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By Brian C

Oct 12, 2020

10/10 course,

Content, explanation , it's great.

Not even gonna mention professors voice.

By Yanan L

Apr 3, 2018

Very good course on analysis of algorithms. The design side can be a little weak though.

By Nathan H

Jan 16, 2018

Challenging and insightful. Provides a great understanding of the math behind the code.

By Onkar M

Dec 9, 2017

Great course for Algorithms - Fast and instant delivery of concepts, really liked it ...

By Vrushank p

Mar 2, 2020

That was amazing experience, I recommend this course for every one excepting beginners.

By shardul k

Jan 24, 2020

Great course helps you to understand a lot of concepts and specially the math behind it

By Dylan L

Jul 31, 2021

Clear explanation of each algorithm and well-organized homework really help me a lot !

By Yunfan Z

Jul 22, 2020

Pretty good modules offered which have strengthed my fundamental skills in algorithms

By Jon S

Dec 5, 2018

Great problems, level is perfect for formalizing Do-It-Yourself programming knowledge

By Shalini M

Sep 10, 2020

Great course and instructor! the course helps you gain intuition behind algorithms.

By Junzhou J

Jan 17, 2017

The course was quite useful and enlightening!I was a good start to learn algorithms!

By Sai R

Nov 19, 2016

This course has some great quiz questions. I'd recommend it to people just for them.


Mar 9, 2021

Best algorithms course ! Totally loved it. Tons of respect for Tim Roughgarden sir.


Apr 28, 2019

Very interesting course. It also gives me a chance to improve my computer language.