# Recursion, Backtracking and Dynamic Programming in Python

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## Course overview

Provider
Udemy
Course type
Paid course
Level
All Levels
Duration
11 hours
Lessons
107 lessons
Certificate
Available on completion
Course author
Holczer Balazs
• Understanding recursion
• Understand backtracking
• Understand dynamic programming
• Understand divide and conquer methods
• Implement 15+ algorithmic problems from scratch
• Improve your problem solving skills and become a stronger developer

## Description

Learn Recursion, Backtracking, Divide and Conquer Methods and Dynamic Programming via Examples and Problems in Python

This course is about the fundamental concepts of algorithmic problems focusing on recursion, backtracking, dynamic programming and divide and conquer approaches. As far as I am concerned, these techniques are very important nowadays, algorithms can be used (and have several applications) in several fields from software engineering to investment banking or R&D.

Section 1 - RECURSION

• what are recursion and recursive methods

• stack memory and heap memory overview

• what is stack overflow?

• Fibonacci numbers

• factorial function

• tower of Hanoi problem

Section 2 - SEARCH ALGORITHMS

• linear search approach

• binary search algorithm

Section 3 - SELECTION ALGORITHMS

• what are selection algorithms?

• Hoare's algorithm

• how to find the k-th order statistics in O(N) linear running time?

• quickselect algorithm

• median of medians algorithm

• the secretary problem

Section 4 - BACKTRACKING

• what is backtracking?

• n-queens problem

• Hamiltonian cycle problem

• coloring problem

• knight's tour problem

• maze problem

Section 5 - DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING

• what is dynamic programming?

• knapsack problem

• rod cutting problem

• subset sum problem

Section 6 - OPTIMAL PACKING

• what is optimal packing?

• bin packing problem

Section 7 - DIVIDE AND CONQUER APPROACHES

• what is the divide and conquer approach?

• dynamic programming and divide and conquer method

• how to achieve sorting in O(NlogN) with merge sort?

• the closest pair of points problem

Section 8 - COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

• anagram problem

• palindrome problem

• integer reversion problem

• dutch national flag problem

• trapping rain water problem

In each section we will talk about the theoretical background for all of these algorithms then we are going to implement these problems together from scratch in Python.

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