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About the Course

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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KS
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.

DT
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 Saumya S

Apr 2, 2020

Teaching is absolutely perfect. (A grade). But the content in this sub-division of the specialization is very much theoretical.

By Soroush B

Feb 19, 2020

Course content is satisfyingly rigorous. However, the lack of community support and interaction heavily affects the experience.

By Mohammed S M A

Sep 17, 2018

Very nice course, but some parts are not clear because the instructor talks really fast and goes over some parts very quickly.

By Edson A S

May 9, 2020

Great course.

Tim Roughgarden is an incredible teacher.

You'll learn more using Tim's books on the subject, by the way.

By Taylor N

Jul 12, 2018

Good explanations, but more theoretical and math-intensive than practical. Not the best way to prepare for interviews.

By Aldo C

Jan 14, 2021

Excelente curso, lo deje un tiempo porque no me podía hacer el ejercicio 3 de programación pero fue por no leer bien.

By Ojas

Mar 28, 2020

One of the best courses without a doubt!. Although some topics course require more deep / comprehensive discussion

By Youya W

Sep 5, 2019

The pace was kind of fast for learners with little base, better to have more reading to facilitate understanding.

By Laxmidhar P

Jul 1, 2018

This Course was awesome and it can prove benefit to all the students for designing efficient and fast algorithms.

By Piotr L

Feb 14, 2018

Slightly outdated in terms of slides full of handwriting, but knowledge is laid out perfectly fine. Thanks Tim!

By Золотов Д С

Jul 24, 2020

The handwritten text was a bit of difficult to read. The rest of the course is just exactly what is needed.

By Pavlo B

Jan 18, 2018

Would be great to have more verbose assignments check results. But still awesome experience and challenge

By Rakibullah S

May 25, 2018

Good but some videos on how the algorithms work and the proofs could have been much easier and clearer

By Haoran Z

Jun 2, 2017

Great algorithm course, definitely helps people who find reading an algorithm book too boring to read.

By tanish k s

Apr 17, 2020

accent is difficult to understand for indian students. course is very helpful to grab deep knowledge.

By Heather F

Sep 11, 2020

Great course. It would be nice if there was more detailed feedback on the assignments and quizes.

By S A

Dec 22, 2017

Please do not teach graphs before teaching data structures it becomes very tough for students.

By Irene J

Apr 11, 2020

It is a little bit hard for people who only have Python background, but still pretty good.

By LAWRENCE S

Jun 28, 2019

The talking speed of instructor is too fast. Is there a way to slow down via the control?

By Andres M H C

Jan 9, 2021

Very nice course. The professor speak really fast but the subtitles are really helpful

By CHANDAN K S

May 5, 2020

instructor speed of telling the concept is very fast so kindly please take care of it.

By Shubham r

Aug 24, 2019

It was a great course and I loved joining this. Clearing my many theoretical concepts.

By Rui Z

Jan 12, 2019

Very good course! Clear explanations and proofs to help you understand the algorithms.

By Priyanshu J

Apr 4, 2020

I would appreciate if implementation of algorithms is also included with this course.

By Rohan K

Sep 12, 2020

The instructor was really really fast. Grasping the concepts was a little difficult.