Introduction to Unit 5
Introduction to Unit 5:
This unit focuses on several types of analysis: analysis of problems to generate algorithms for their solution; analysis of the algorithms, especially of the time it takes to execute them, to optimize them; analysis of phenomena to generate models and simulations that give insight and help one generate and test hypotheses; and analysis of data, especially including visualization.
- We have focused on writing algorithms since the start of the year, but we have not yet focused on analyzing them for efficiency.
- But modeling complex phenomena and handling large data sets requires understanding that there are sometimes alternative algorithms that reduce the impact of the size of a model on the time it takes to execute