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Analysis of algorithms

Mathematics of algorithms
1)Formalize what you’re doing
2)analyzing correctness
2)analyzing the efficiency

Measuring Times
Simplifying assumptions
1. a simple statement takes one unit of time (e.g. x = x + 1 => 1 unit)
2. a sequence of simple statement is the sum of the individual times (e.g. if y==4: z = z/2 => 2 units)
3. A Loop takes time equal to the body x iterations (e.g. for i in range(4): print i => 4 units)
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