Story Programming

Module: Algorithms


This teaching module explains what an algorithm is and how algorithms are employed for systematic problem solving. Specifically, it covers the following questions and topics.

  • What is an algorithm?
  • What is a computer?
  • Computation as the result of executing an algorithm by a computer
  • Computation transforms representation
  • What is a problem, and what does it mean to solve a problem?
  • Not every algorithm solves a problem given constraints and context
  • What does correctness mean?
  • In what ways can an algorithm be incorrect? (wrong results, getting stuck, nontermination)
  • How can we asses correctness? (testing, proof)


    This module has no prerequisites.

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