prob-solv_04.2

prob-solv_04.2 - Class 04.2 Problem Solving Methods and...

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1 Problem Solving Methods and Algorithms Class 04.2
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2 Algorithms
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3 Problem Solving Process General Problem Solving Method 1.    Define and understand problem 2.    Sketch the problem 3.    Gather information 4.    Generate and evaluate potential solutions     Use applicable theories and assumptions 5.    Refine and implement solution 6.    Verify and test solution
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4 Exercise Turn off monitors. Do not turn on until instructed As an INDIVIDUAL, take 2 MINUTES to  write your definition of an  algorithm As a TEAM, take 2 minutes to combine  your answers
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5 Algorithms Algorithm:  “a step-by-step procedure for  solving a problem or accomplishing an  end” (Webster) Algorithms can be described by Pseudocode Flowcharts
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6 Pseudocode English-like description of each step of algorithm Not computer code Example  - take out trash barrels while there are more barrels take barrel to street return to garage (else) end
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2010 for the course ENGR 111 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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