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Measuring the number of operations an algorithm performs.
Introduction to Data Structures
What a data structure is, (dynamic) arrays, pairs, and tuples.
Directly simulating the problem statement.
Problems involving rectangles whose sides are parallel to the coordinate axes.
Sorting & Sets
Ad Hoc Problems
Problems that do not fall into standard categories with well-studied solutions.
Introduction to Greedy Algorithms
Problems that can be solved by selecting the choice that seems to be the best at the moment at every step.
Introduction to Graphs
What graphs are.
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