Summary of MIT Lectures – Introduction to Algorithms

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses online.

The lectures of many courses are available in video format, freely downloadable from anyone. In a magnificent move towards openness MIT has released the lecture videos under the terms of a Creative Commons license (the terms of the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license apply to the online material of MIT OCW).

Peteris Krumins posted (Nov. 11, 2009) a fantastic summary of the MIT OCW lectures of the Introduction to Algorithms series.

In a blog post titled Summary of all the MIT Introduction to Algorithms lectures, Peteris has written a concise list of the major algorithm-related topic covered in each lecture, followed by a detailed description of every lecture. The lecture descriptions include links to the downloadable lecture video, the list of topics covered in the specific lecture, interesting bits of information about the lecturer, comments from Peteris himself and links to related older posts.

I have watched only parts of the Introduction to Algorithms lectures until now, mostly because I didn’t have the time to sit down and watch all of them. Peteris’ masterful summary has convinced me that it is worth watching all the lecture videos. There is simply too much and too valuable information in the topics covered to let it pass.


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