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## What is an Algorithm? Algorithm Basics

The word Algorithm means ” A set of finite rules or instructions to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations ” Or ” A procedure for solving a mathematical problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves recursive operations” .

Therefore Algorithm refers to a sequence of finite steps to solve a particular problem.

## Use of the Algorithms:-

Algorithms can be simple and complex depending on what you want to achieve.

## What is the need for algorithms:

1.Algorithms are necessary for solving complex problems efficiently and effectively.

2.They help to automate processes and make them more reliable, faster, and easier to perform.

## What are the Characteristics of an Algorithm?

- Clear and Unambiguous : The algorithm should be clear and unambiguous. Each of its steps should be clear in all aspects and must lead to only one meaning.
- Well-Defined Inputs : If an algorithm says to take inputs, it should be well-defined inputs. It may or may not take input.
- Well-Defined Outputs: The algorithm must clearly define what output will be yielded and it should be well-defined as well. It should produce at least 1 output.
- Finite-ness: The algorithm must be finite, i.e. it should terminate after a finite time.
- Feasible: The algorithm must be simple, generic, and practical, such that it can be executed with the available resources. It must not contain some future technology or anything.
- Language Independent: The Algorithm designed must be language-independent, i.e. it must be just plain instructions that can be implemented in any language, and yet the output will be the same, as expected.
- Input : An algorithm has zero or more inputs. Each that contains a fundamental operator must accept zero or more inputs.
- Output : An algorithm produces at least one output.Every instruction that contains a fundamental operator must accept zero or more inputs.
- Definiteness: All instructions in an algorithm must be unambiguous, precise, and easy to interpret. By referring to any of the instructions in an algorithm one can clearly understand what is to be done. Every fundamental operator in instruction must be defined without any ambiguity.
- Finiteness: An algorithm must terminate after a finite number of steps in all test cases. Every instruction which contains a fundamental operator must be terminated within a finite amount of time. Infinite loops or recursive functions without base conditions do not possess finiteness.
- Effectiveness: An algorithm must be developed by using very basic, simple, and feasible operations so that one can trace it out by using just paper and pencil.

## Properties of Algorithm:

- It should terminate after a finite time.
- It should produce at least one output.
- It should take zero or more input.
- It should be deterministic means giving the same output for the same input case.
- Every step in the algorithm must be effective i.e. every step should do some work.

## Types of Algorithms:

There are several types of algorithms available. Some important algorithms are:

To learn more about the types of algorithms refer to the article about “ Types of Algorithms “.

## Advantages of Algorithms:

- It is easy to understand.
- An algorithm is a step-wise representation of a solution to a given problem.
- In Algorithm the problem is broken down into smaller pieces or steps hence, it is easier for the programmer to convert it into an actual program.

## Disadvantages of Algorithms:

- Writing an algorithm takes a long time so it is time-consuming.
- Understanding complex logic through algorithms can be very difficult.
- Branching and Looping statements are difficult to show in Algorithms (imp) .

## How to Design an Algorithm?

In order to write an algorithm, the following things are needed as a pre-requisite:

- The problem that is to be solved by this algorithm i.e. clear problem definition.
- The constraints of the problem must be considered while solving the problem.
- The input to be taken to solve the problem.
- The output to be expected when the problem is solved.
- The solution to this problem, is within the given constraints.

- The problem that is to be solved by this algorithm : Add 3 numbers and print their sum.
- The constraints of the problem that must be considered while solving the problem : The numbers must contain only digits and no other characters.
- The input to be taken to solve the problem: The three numbers to be added.
- The output to be expected when the problem is solved: The sum of the three numbers taken as the input i.e. a single integer value.
- The solution to this problem, in the given constraints: The solution consists of adding the 3 numbers. It can be done with the help of ‘+’ operator, or bit-wise, or any other method.
- Declare 3 integer variables num1, num2 and num3.
- Take the three numbers, to be added, as inputs in variables num1, num2, and num3 respectively.
- Declare an integer variable sum to store the resultant sum of the 3 numbers.
- Add the 3 numbers and store the result in the variable sum.
- Print the value of the variable sum
- Step 3: Testing the algorithm by implementing it. In order to test the algorithm, let’s implement it in C language.

Here is the step-by-step algorithm of the code:

- Declare three variables num1, num2, and num3 to store the three numbers to be added.
- Declare a variable sum to store the sum of the three numbers.
- Use the cout statement to prompt the user to enter the first number.
- Use the cin statement to read the first number and store it in num1.
- Use the cout statement to prompt the user to enter the second number.
- Use the cin statement to read the second number and store it in num2.
- Use the cout statement to prompt the user to enter the third number.
- Use the cin statement to read the third number and store it in num3.
- Calculate the sum of the three numbers using the + operator and store it in the sum variable.
- Use the cout statement to print the sum of the three numbers.
- The main function returns 0, which indicates successful execution of the program.

Time complexity: O(1) Auxiliary Space: O(1)

## How to analyze an Algorithm?

- Priori Analysis: “Priori” means “before”. Hence Priori analysis means checking the algorithm before its implementation. In this, the algorithm is checked when it is written in the form of theoretical steps. This Efficiency of an algorithm is measured by assuming that all other factors, for example, processor speed, are constant and have no effect on the implementation. This is done usually by the algorithm designer. This analysis is independent of the type of hardware and language of the compiler. It gives the approximate answers for the complexity of the program.
- Posterior Analysis: “Posterior” means “after”. Hence Posterior analysis means checking the algorithm after its implementation. In this, the algorithm is checked by implementing it in any programming language and executing it. This analysis helps to get the actual and real analysis report about correctness(for every possible input/s if it shows/returns correct output or not), space required, time consumed etc. That is, it is dependent on the language of the compiler and the type of hardware used.

## What is Algorithm complexity and how to find it?

- Time Factor : Time is measured by counting the number of key operations such as comparisons in the sorting algorithm.
- Space Factor : Space is measured by counting the maximum memory space required by the algorithm to run/execute.

Therefore the complexity of an algorithm can be divided into two types :

- Fixed Part: This refers to the space that is definitely required by the algorithm. For example, input variables, output variables, program size, etc.
- Variable Part: This refers to the space that can be different based on the implementation of the algorithm. For example, temporary variables, dynamic memory allocation, recursion stack space, etc. Therefore Space complexity S(P) of any algorithm P is S(P) = C + SP(I) , where C is the fixed part and S(I) is the variable part of the algorithm, which depends on instance characteristic I.

Example: Consider the below algorithm for Linear Search

Step 1: START Step 2: Get n elements of the array in arr and the number to be searched in x Step 3: Start from the leftmost element of arr[] and one by one compare x with each element of arr[] Step 4: If x matches with an element, Print True. Step 5: If x doesn’t match with any of the elements, Print False. Step 6: END Here, There are 2 variables arr[], and x, where the arr[] is the variable part of n elements and x is the fixed part. Hence S(P) = 1+n. So, the space complexity depends on n(number of elements). Now, space depends on data types of given variables and constant types and it will be multiplied accordingly.

Example: In the algorithm of Linear Search above, the time complexity is calculated as follows:

Step 1: –Constant Time Step 2: — Variable Time (Taking n inputs) Step 3: –Variable Time (Till the length of the Array (n) or the index of the found element) Step 4: –Constant Time Step 5: –Constant Time Step 6: –Constant Time Hence, T(P) = 5 + n, which can be said as T(n).

## How to express an Algorithm?

- Natural Language :- Here we express the Algorithm in natural English language. It is too hard to understand the algorithm from it.
- Flow Chat :- Here we express the Algorithm by making graphical/pictorial representation of it. It is easier to understand than Natural Language.
- Pseudo Code :- Here we express the Algorithm in the form of annotations and informative text written in plain English which is very much similar to the real code but as it has no syntax like any of the programming language, it can’t be compiled or interpreted by the computer. It is the best way to express an algorithm because it can be understood by even a layman with some school level programming knowledge.

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## Working out Problems Logically

- Once you identify a problem, put it into a simple sentence. For example, if your house is always messy, you could say, “I need to develop a system to organize my belongings better.”
- These problems don’t have to be complicated. You can use the same logical reasoning to decide what you want to eat. The problem might be, “I can’t decide what to order off the menu.” This is a clear definition of a problem and task that must be solved.
- Alternatively, you may just have a task rather than a problem. Your task may be, “I need to finish food shopping within 30 minutes.” Use the same techniques to accomplish this task.

- For example, your problem might be, “My car is making a weird noise.” This is a good start, but too broad for effective problem-solving. Input more information on where the sound comes from, what it sounds like, and when it appears. Work that down to, “My car makes a metallic rattling noise from the front end when I apply the brakes at over 30 mph.”
- This strategy also works with simple tasks. If you only have 30 minutes to complete your food shopping, start by inputting your shopping list and the store layout. Then use that information to plan the order you go down each aisle in.

- If your problem is a strange noise in your car, this approach can help you locate it. Your sequence could be: “If the sound is a screech coming from the tires, then I will check the brakes. If the sound is a metal knocking, then I will check the engine.”
- This approach is basically how an algorithm works, and can get very detailed. Add as many inputs as you need to determine all the variables that can occur.

- Sticking with the car example, think about how you'll locate the noise your car is making. Then, when you've found the source, plan the following steps on how you'll fix the problem.
- The following is a logical sequence of events based on the variables you'd encounter while fixing a car: If the sound is coming from the tires, I'll check the brakes. If the brakes are new, I'll check my bearings. If the bearings are bad, I'll replace them. If I can't find the source of the noise, I'll take the car to the mechanic.
- If you were designing a computer algorithm, it would need very accurate steps and inputs planned down to the last detail. Since the human mind can handle more nuance than a computer, you can be a bit more general with your steps when you're solving a problem. [7] X Research source

- Loops are important because they prevent you from going down a path that isn't working. If your initial solutions aren't solving the problem, then performing the same actions is counterproductive. Circling back and redesigning your approach has a much better chance of success.
- A loop would be useful if you can't find the source of the noise in your car. You initially anticipated the problem may be the brakes or engine, but in your investigation, you find that it wasn't coming from either spot. In this case, loop back to the start. Drive the car around, apply the brakes, and use different speeds to try and find the source of the noise.

- Here is an algorithmic way to fix your car: There is a strange noise coming from my car. If it's a screech, I'll check the tires. If it's a knock, I'll check the engine. The sound is a screech, so I'll check the brakes. I remove my brake pad and see that it's worn out. I install a new brake pad and the noise is gone. I've solved the problem.
- Remember that your algorithm may encounter unexpected variables. You might be checking your brakes, only to find out there's also a hole in your tire. This is an entirely new problem that requires a new set of actions. Adjust your approach if you do hit unexpected variables.

## Practicing in Your Everyday Life

- A recipe, for example, is essentially an algorithm. It solves the problem of creating a meal using a logically-ordered list of steps.
- Think about your commute to work. You might say, “If there is traffic on the highway, I’ll take the side streets.” This is another everyday algorithm many people use all the time.

- A simple algorithm for getting dressed is: “If it rains, I will wear a jacket. It is not raining. Therefore, I won’t wear a jacket.” This is a logical flow of steps.
- Another good example is, “If we have a meeting today at work, I’ll wear a tie. If we don’t, I’ll dress casually.”

- A flow chart is helpful if you already know the general order of the steps. For brainstorming, use a decision tree.
- For a flow chart on writing a class paper, write your main thesis at the top. Then jot down all the evidence you have to prove that thesis. Arrange the evidence in a logical order that supports the thesis best, and construct your paper in that order.
- If you don’t know where to start, draw a circle naming the task. Draw lines from the circle and write out steps for how you might solve the task. Then start eliminating steps that don’t seem helpful. Finally, you’ll be left with a list of steps that will help you.

- A strategy board game like Risk is a good low-tech option that you can play with your friends. The game involves planning and responding to inputs and variables. Games like this are a fun way to train your algorithmic skills.
- Chess is also a great board game for logical thinking.
- Check for apps and mobile games as well. There are many logic games that can help improve your thinking skills.

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- ↑ https://www.cs.jhu.edu/~jorgev/cs106/ProblemSolving.html
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## Reasons to Use Algorithms in Psychology

- When accuracy is crucial : This is useful in situations when accuracy is critical or where similar problems need to be frequently solved. In many cases, computer programs can be designed to speed up this process. Data then needs to be placed in the system so that the algorithm can be executed to come up with the correct solution.
- When each decision needs to follow the same process : Such step-by-step approaches can be useful in situations where each decision must be made following the same process. Because the process follows a prescribed procedure, you can be sure that you will reach the correct answer each time.

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In computer science, problem-solving refers to artificial intelligence techniques, including various techniques such as forming efficient algorithms, heuristics, and performing root cause analysis to find desirable solutions.

The basic crux of artificial intelligence is to solve problems just like humans.

## Examples of Problems in Artificial Intelligence

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## Types of search algorithms

In general, searching is referred to as finding information one needs.

The process of problem-solving using searching consists of the following steps.

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- Choosing the optimal solution
- Implementation

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## Properties of search algorithms

## Time complexity

## Space complexity

It is the maximum storage or memory taken by the algorithm at any time while searching.

Now let’s see the types of the search algorithm.

Based on the search problems, we can classify the search algorithm as

The uninformed search strategies are of six types.

- Breadth-first search
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- Depth-limited search
- Iterative deepening depth-first search
- Bidirectional search
- Uniform cost search

Let’s discuss these six strategies one by one.

## 1. Breadth-first search

BFS is used where the given problem is very small and space complexity is not considered.

Now, consider the following tree.

Here, let’s take node A as the start state and node F as the goal state.

A —-> B —-> C —-> D —-> E —-> F

Let’s implement the same in python programming.

- BFS will never be trapped in any unwanted nodes.
- If the graph has more than one solution, then BFS will return the optimal solution which provides the shortest path.

- BFS stores all the nodes in the current level and then go to the next level. It requires a lot of memory to store the nodes.
- BFS takes more time to reach the goal state which is far away.

## 2. Depth-first search

Root node —-> Left node —-> Right node

Now, consider the same example tree mentioned above.

A —-> B —-> D —-> E —-> C —-> F

The output path is as follows.

- It takes lesser memory as compared to BFS.
- The time complexity is lesser when compared to BFS.
- DFS does not require much more search.

- DFS does not always guarantee to give a solution.
- As DFS goes deep down, it may get trapped in an infinite loop.

## 3. Depth-limited search

DLS ends its traversal if any of the following conditions exits.

It denotes that the given problem does not have any solutions.

It indicates that there is no solution for the problem within the given limit.

Now, consider the same example.

Let’s take A as the start node and C as the goal state and limit as 1.

If we give the goal node as F and limit as 2, the path will be A, C, F.

When we give C as goal node and 1 as limit the path will be as follows.

- DLS may not offer an optimal solution if the problem has more than one solution.
- DLS also encounters incompleteness.

## 4. Iterative deepening depth-first search

Let me try to explain this with the same example tree.

Consider, A as the start node and E as the goal node. Let the maximum depth be 2.

The path generated is as follows.

## 5. Bidirectional search

Let’s implement the same in Python.

The path is generated as follows.

Advantages of bidirectional search

Disadvantages of bidirectional search

## 6. Uniform cost search

Consider the below graph where each node has a pre-defined cost.

Here, S is the start node and G is the goal node.

From S, G can be reached in the following ways.

Here, the path with the least cost is S, B, E, F, G.

Let’s implement UCS in Python.

The optimal output path is generated.

Now, let me compare the six different uninformed search strategies based on the time complexity.

This is all about uninformed search algorithms.

Let’s take a look at informed search algorithms.

Here, the goal state can be achieved by using the heuristic function.

Let’s discuss some of the informed search strategies.

## 1. Greedy best-first search algorithm

Consider the below graph with the heuristic values.

Here, A is the start node and H is the goal node.

The output path with the lowest cost is generated.

The time complexity of Greedy best-first search is O(b m ) in worst cases.

Advantages of Greedy best-first search

Disadvantages of Greedy best-first search

- In the worst-case scenario, the greedy best-first search algorithm may behave like an unguided DFS.
- There are some possibilities for greedy best-first to get trapped in an infinite loop.
- The algorithm is not an optimal one.

Next, let’s discuss the other informed search algorithm called the A* search algorithm.

## 2. A* search algorithm

Consider the following graph with the heuristics values as follows.

Let A be the start node and H be the goal node.

First, the algorithm will start with A. From A, it can go to B, C, H.

Note the point that A* search uses the sum of path cost and heuristics value to determine the path.

Here, from A to B, the sum of cost and heuristics is 1 + 3 = 4.

Here, the lowest cost is 4 and the path A to B is chosen. The other paths will be on hold.

Now, from B, it can go to D or E.

From A to B to D, the cost is 1 + 4 + 2 = 7.

From A to B to E, it is 1 + 6 + 6 = 13.

The lowest cost is 7. Path A to B to D is chosen and compared with other paths which are on hold.

Here, path A to C is of less cost. That is 6.

Hence, A to C is chosen and other paths are kept on hold.

From C, it can now go to F or G.

From A to C to F, the cost is 2 + 3 + 3 = 8.

From A to C to G, the cost is 2 + 2 + 1 = 5.

From G, it can go to H whose cost is 2 + 2 + 2 + 0 = 6.

Here, 6 is lesser than other paths cost which is on hold.

Also, H is our goal state. The algorithm will terminate here.

The time complexity of the A* search is O(b^d) where b is the branching factor.

Advantages of A* search algorithm

- This algorithm is best when compared with other algorithms.
- This algorithm can be used to solve very complex problems also it is an optimal one.

Disadvantages of A* search algorithm

- The A* search is based on heuristics and cost. It may not produce the shortest path.
- The usage of memory is more as it keeps all the nodes in the memory.

Now, let’s compare uninformed and informed search strategies.

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## Steps of Problem Solving in Data Structures and Algorithms

- Developing an approach to understanding the problem
- Thinking of a correct basic solution
- Designing step-by-step pseudocode solutions
- Analyzing the efficiency of a solution
- Optimizing the solution further
- Transforming pseudocode into correct code

## Step 1: Understanding the problem

Sometimes, it is common for problem descriptions to suffer from these types of deficiencies:

- The problem description may rely on undefined assumptions
- The problem description may be ambiguous or incomplete
- The problem description may have various contradictions.

- What are the inputs and outputs?
- What type of data is available?
- What is the size or scale of the input?
- How is the data stored? What is the data structure?
- Are there any special conditions or orders in the data?
- What rules exist for working with the data?

## Step 2: Thinking of a correct basic solution

- Help us to build good confidence or motivation at the start.
- Provide an excellent point to start a conversation with the interviewer.
- Sometimes, it provides a hint to improve efficiency by reducing some loops, removing some intermediate steps, or performing some operations efficiently.

## Step 3: Designing efficient solution with pseudocode

- If the input array is sorted or nearly sorted, we can apply optimized algorithms such as a single loop, two-pointer approach, or binary search.
- If we need to find a subarray of size k, we can use the sliding window technique, which involves maintaining a window of size k over the array and sliding it over the elements to find the desired subarray.
- When searching is a critical operation, we can use optimized search algorithms or data structures like binary search, BST, or hash table.
- For optimization problems, we can consider divide and conquer, dynamic programming, or greedy algorithm approaches.
- If we need to find a solution with a given constraint, we can use backtracking.
- When working with string data, direct address tables, hash tables, or trie data structures can be useful.
- To frequently access and process max or min elements, we can use a priority queue or heap data structure.
- For dictionary operations such as insert, search, and delete, we can use hash tables or BST.
- If we need to perform both dictionary and priority queue operations, a BST may be useful.
- For range query operations such as range max, range min, or range sum, we can use data structures like segment trees or Fenwick trees.
- To process binary tree data level by level, BFS or level-order traversal can be used.

Find equilibrium index of an array

- Using nested loops: Time = O(n²), Memory = O(1)
- Using prefix sum array: Time = O(n), Memory = O(n)
- Using single scan: Time = O(n), Memory = O(1)

- Using Dynamic Programming: Time = O(n), Memory = O(n)
- Using Stack: Time = O(n), Memory = O(n)
- Using two pointers: Time = O(n), Memory = O(1)

Check for pair with a given sum

- Using sorting and binary search: Time = O(nlogn), Memory = O(1)
- Using sorting and Two Pointers: Time = O(nlogn), Memory = O(1)
- Using a Hash Table: Time = O(n), Memory = O(n)

Find the majority element in an array

- Using two nested loops: Time = O(n²), Memory = O(1)
- Using Sorting: Time = O(nlogn), Memory = O(1)
- Using the divide and conquer: Time = O(nlogn), Memory = O(logn)
- Using Bit Manipulation: Time = O(n), Memory = O(1)
- Using Randomisation: Time = O(nlogn), Memory = O(1) Note: If value of n is very large.
- Boyer-Moore Voting Algorithm: Time = O(n), Memory = O(1)

- Using three nested loops: Time = O(n^3), Memory = O(1)
- Using two nested loops: Time = O(n^2), Memory = O(1)
- Using divide and conquer: Time = O(nlogn), Memory = O(logn)
- Using dynamic programming: Time = O(n), Memory = O(n)
- Kadane algorithm: Time = O(n), Memory = O(1)

## Step 4: Transforming pseudocode into a clean, correct, and optimized code

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- Can we optimize the code further? Can we remove some variables or loop or some extra space?
- Are we repeating some steps a lot? Can we define it separately using another function?
- Is the code readable or written with a good coding style?

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