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Encyclopedia > Introduction to Algorithms
Cover of the second edition
Cover of the second edition

Introduction to Algorithms is a book by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein. It is used as the textbook for algorithms courses at many universities. Image File history File links Clrs. ... Image File history File links Clrs. ... Thomas H. Cormen is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms, along with Charles Leiserson, Ron Rivest, and Cliff Stein. ... Charles Leiserson is a computer scientist, specializing in the theory of parallel computing and distributed computing, and particularly practical applications thereof; as part of this effort, he developed the Cilk multithreaded language. ... Professor Ron Rivest Professor Ronald Linn Rivest (born 1947, Schenectady, New York) is a cryptographer, and is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at MITs Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. ... Clifford Stein is a computer scientist, currently working as a professor at Columbia University in New York, NY. He earned his BSE from Princeton University in 1987, a MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989, and a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. ...


Professor Cormen teaches at Dartmouth College, Professors Rivest and Leiserson teach at MIT, and Professor Stein teaches at Columbia. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is organized into five schools and one college, containing 34 academic departments and 53 interdisciplinary laboratories, centers and programs. ...


The first edition of the textbook did not include Stein as an author, and thus the book became known by the acronym CLR. After the addition of the fourth author in the second edition, many began to refer to the book as CLRS.


The authors claim to combine rigor and comprehensiveness in this book.


This book is also available with a companion CD-ROM including examples in Java.


References

  • Cormen, Thomas H., Leiserson, Charles E.; Rivest, Ronald L. (1990). Introduction to Algorithms, first edition, MIT Press and McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-262-03141-8.
  • Cormen, Thomas H., Leiserson, Charles E.; Rivest, Ronald L.; Stein, Clifford. Introduction to Algorithms, second edition, MIT Press and McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-262-53196-8.

External links

  • McGraw-Hill site
  • Authors' site
  • Book's own site
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