Algorithms in Action

(First Edition)
Victor Savvich
©2020, 190 pages

Paperback list price: $ 74.95

Cognella Direct Ebook: $56.95

You save $18 (24%)

Learn about all formats available for adoption

Bookstore Managers: contact to place an order

Customize Algorithms in Action

* Required Fields

Your Customization
Algorithms in Action

In stock


    Algorithms in Action effectively introduces students to a variety of techniques for designing algorithms with a focus on developing intuitive understanding. Readers learn how to successfully construct foundational algorithms, preparing them for more advanced courses in the discipline, as well as professional application.

    Over the course of nine chapters, students learn fundamental concepts critical to the development of algorithms, paired with detailed visual representations that walk readers step-by-step through algorithm execution. The text begins with a review of runtime complexity, lower bound for sorting, and trees and graphs, then moves into more complex topical areas, including amortized analysis, heaps, dynamic programming, network flow, linear programming, and NP-completeness. The book includes over 160 figures, as well as review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, to encourage learning, retention, practice, and application.

    Developed to provide students with an approachable and effective introduction to algorithm design, Algorithms in Action is an ideal resource for advanced undergraduate or master-level courses in computer science or related technical disciplines. Foundational knowledge of discrete mathematics, data structures, and calculus is recommended as a prerequisite.

    Victor Savvich has taught courses in machine learning, algorithm analysis, mathematics, programming, and computer science nationally and internationally. His academic areas of interest include applied computational mathematics, computer algebra, experimental mathematics, and pen-based computing.
    Formats and Bulk Order Pricing for Confirmed Adoptions

    Publisher Direct Versions — Available through the Cognella Student Store for confirmed adoptions

    Best Value!
    Publisher Direct Ebook Publisher Direct ebooks are available in your Cognella account immediately after purchase and provide access for 180 days. Our ebooks run on RedShelf, VitalSource, or in some cases, must be accessed via Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program.
    Ships Free!
    Publisher Direct Paperback These special, discounted paperback editions are sold exclusively through the Cognella Student Store ( for confirmed adoptions. They are not available through other retailers. The books are printed on demand, do not have an ISBN, and are not intended for resale, which results in savings we pass along to students. Most Publisher Direct Paperbacks also come with free, immediate access to the first 30% of the ebook and FREE shipping.

    Bookstore Pricing (MSRP) — These suggested retail prices include a projected bookstore mark-up of 25%

    Best Value!
    Inclusive Access Ebook
    We partner with both RedShelf and VitalSource to provide day-one access to students through campus bookstores. Learn more about Inclusive Access at
    Binder Ready/Loose Leaf
    Talk to a rep for ISBN details
    Binder Ready versions have pages that are loose leaf, three-hole punched, and fit into any standard three-ring binder (not included). They are fully typeset, include front and back covers, and are available at a discount compared to standard paperbacks. Contact us for course adoptions; not available for individual purchase.
    $74.95 Paperback
    Standard paperback version. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers — and from our website directly — see Purchase button above.
    See more options
    $67.95 Ebook
    Ebooks are available for individual purchase (180-day access) through either RedShelf or VitalSource.
    $119.95 Hardcover
    Great for libraries and rental programs. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers.
    Other Formats
    Talk to a rep for details
    Other formats (spiral bind, perforated, etc.) may be available. Contact us for course adoptions; specialty formats are not available for individual purchase.