Liam
08 Aug, 2015
Coursera course review  Algorithms
Course Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction. Asymptotic analysis including bigoh notation. Divideandconquer algorithms for sorting, counting inversions, matrix multiplication, and closest pair.

Week 2: Running time analysis of divideandconquer algorithms. The master method. Introduction to randomized algorithms, with a probability review. QuickSort.

Week 3: More on randomized algorithms and probability. Computing the median in linear time. A randomized algorithm for the minimum graph cut problem.

Week 4: Graph primitives. Depth and breadthfirst search. Connected components in undirected graphs. Topological sort in directed acyclic graphs. Strongly connected components in directed graphs.

Week 5: Dijkstra's shortestpath algorithm. Introduction to data structures. Heaps and applications.

Week 6: Further data structures. Hash tables and applications. Balanced binary search trees
Comments On The Course
Quite like this course as I have not take standard algorithm course in my university. In this course, I've learn how the algorithm works and its theory.
The course coding assignment is not bad though. I've been using python to solve this 6 week code assignment.
About the lecture, its not quite easy to understand without some programming background. Even I listen to the course, I also have to wiki or stackoverflow to know more about the lecture material.
Today is week 6 for this course, therefore the statement of accomplishment should be coming out in the coming few weeks. This is what I like for stanford university also. Usually their course will provide a statement of accomplishment during the end of the course.
Overall, I'll give a 4 out of 5 star rating to this course.