Algorithm key terms

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Flashcards on Algorithm key terms, created by Joseph Ainsworth on 11/06/2015.

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Abstraction The process of separating and filtering out ideas and specific details that are not needed in order to concentrate on those that are needed
Algorithm A sequence of logical instructions for carrying out a task in computing. Algorithms are needed to design computer programs.
Binary search A faster method of searching, in which the data being searched is halved with every step
Bubble sort A sorting algorithm that repeatedly passes through a list to be sorted, comparing and swapping items that are in the wrong order
Bucket sort A sorting algorithm that separates data into different collections, called buckets, which are filled with data then sorted
Computational thinking A problem-solving method using computer science techniques, where possible solutions are developed and presented in a way that is understandable by humans and computers.
Condition In computing, this is a statement or sum
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