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ENG 1D04 Fall 2010 10 Algorithms Dr. William M. Farmer and Dr. Spencer Smith Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University 22 November 2010
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Outline 1. Administrative details. 2. Advice 3. Review 4. Algorithms. 5. Euclid’s GCD algorithm. 6. Search and sorting algorithms. 7. Python. 8. Demo. 9. Work plan for last two weeks. W. M. Farmer and S. Smith ENG 1D04 Fall 2010: 10 Algorithms 2/17
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Administrative Details W. M. Farmer and S. Smith ENG 1D04 Fall 2010: 10 Algorithms 3/17
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Advice 1. Constantly improve your communication skills! I Good oral and written communication skills are crucial for a successful career in engineering. I Communication skills are a powerful tool for opening doors of opportunity. 2. Be a well-rounded engineer! I Engineers receive a good education in engineering, but there is not much room for studying other subjects. I Engineering students should work hard to compensate for this imbalance in their education. I McMaster’s five-year engineering programs in Management, Society, and International Studies are excellent programs for becoming a well-rounded engineer. W. M. Farmer and S. Smith ENG 1D04 Fall 2010: 10 Algorithms 4/17
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Review 1. Classes. 2. Object-oriented paradigm. W. M. Farmer and S. Smith ENG 1D04 Fall 2010: 10 Algorithms 5/17
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What is an Algorithm? An algorithm is a step-by-step process used to solve a specific problem. An algorithm is implemented by: I A manual operation performed by a person (or group of people). I
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