As an educator and researcher in the field of algorithms for over two decades, I can unequivocally say that the Cormen et al book is the best textbook that I have ever seen on this subject. It offers an incisive, encyclopedic, and modern treatment of algorithms, and our department will continue to use it for teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as a reliable research reference.(Gabriel Robins, Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia)
Introduction to Algorithms, the 'bible' of the field, is a comprehensive textbook covering the full spectrum of modern algorithms: from the fastest algorithms and data structures to polynomial-time algorithms for seemingly intractable problems, from classical algorithms in graph theory to special algorithms for string matching, computational geometry, and number theory. The revised third edition notably adds a chapter on van Emde Boas trees, one of the most useful data structures, and on multithreaded algorithms, a topic of increasing importance.(Daniel Spielman, Department of Computer Science, Yale University)
Thomas H. Cormen is Professor of Computer Science and former Director of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College. He is the coauthor (with Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein) of the leading textbook on computer algorithms, Introduction to Algorithms (third edition, MIT Press, 2009).
Charles E. Leiserson is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ronald L. Rivest is Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Clifford Stein is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University.
Good quality and looks very new, although some dirt on the cover but it is cleanablePublished 11 months ago by E.E
The book is a classic example of computer science cult much like K&R. It is not a beginner friendly textbookPublished 12 months ago by mr-fool
now i know i'm dumb. However the book is excellent at explaining complex concepts in as simple a way as possible, with a lot of helpful diagrams. Read morePublished 17 months ago by abc
People have called this the best book for algorithms. If you want to learn about algorithms and have no prior knowledge, this is what you want to read!Published 18 months ago by Diana