# Introduction to Algorithms

- Introduction to Algorithms
**"Introduction to Algorithms**" is a book by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein. It is used as the textbook for algorithms courses at many universities.

Cormen teaches at Dartmouth College, Rivest and Leiserson teach at MIT, and Stein teaches at Columbia.

**Editions**

The first edition of the textbook did not include Stein as an author, and thus the book became known by the acronym CLR. After the addition of the fourth author in the second edition, many began to refer to the book as CLRS. (Although many misread it as "CLR's Second edition") This first edition of the book was also known as "The Big White Book (of Algorithms)." With the second edition, the predominant color of the cover changed to green, causing the nickname to be shortened to just "The Big Book (of Algorithms)." [* [**http://ganley.org/steiner/amazon.html Steiner Trees: Bookstore *] ] [* [**http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~jamie/.Refs/tech-books.html Neato Tech Books (J. Blustein) *] ]

**CD-ROM**

This book is also available with a companion CD-ROM including examples in Java.

** Cover design **

The mobile located on the cover, Big Red by Alexander Calder, can be found at the Phillips Collection, a modern art museum in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.

**References **

* cite book

first = Thomas H.

last = Cormen

coauthors = Leiserson, Charles E.; Rivest, Ronald L.

title = Introduction to Algorithms

edition = first edition

publisher = MIT Press and McGraw-Hill

date = 1990

id = ISBN 0-262-03141-8

* cite book

first = Thomas H.

last = Cormen

coauthors = Leiserson, Charles E.; Rivest, Ronald L.; Stein, Clifford

title = Introduction to Algorithms

publisher = MIT Press and McGraw-Hill

DATE = 2001

id = ISBN 0-262-53196-8

edition = second edition

**External links **

* [*http://books.google.com/books?id=NLngYyWFl_YC&pg=PA15&dq=introduction+to+algorithms&psp=1&sig=jX-xfEDWJU3PprUwH8Qfxidli6M#PPP1,M1 The online edition of the book, by Google*]

* [*http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070131511/ McGraw-Hill site*]

* [*http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~clr/ Authors' site*]

* [*http://mitpress.mit.edu/algorithms/ Book's own site*]

* [*http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-046JFall-2005/CourseHome/index.htm Via MIT OpenCourseWare: site on book-based course held by coauthor*]

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