Lecture # 8. ALGORITHMS AND FLOWCHARTS. Algorithms. The central concept underlying all computation is that of the algorithm An algorithm is a step-by-step sequence of instructions for carrying out some task
ALGORITHMS AND FLOWCHARTS
A programmer’s job is to:
used in a computer
EXAMPLE: finding the oldest person in a room full of people
when you reach the end of the line, the name and birthday of the oldest person will be written on the paper
when there is only one person left in line, that person is the oldest
. . .
. . .
among five integers
Input-output---Used to indicate that some input or output operation is being performed such as printing , reading files, writing files etc…