What are algorithms?
Okay, you might have heard of the term "algorithms". And you might have been scared by it.
Relax! An algorithm is basically a sequence of steps to solve a problem.
If you have played Rubik's cube, you know you have to follow a set of steps to solve it. If you have done that, congrats! you know an algorithm.
Algorithms are widely used in applications you use everyday.
1. Google chooses to show you advertisements based on what you searched for
2. Facebook shows you recommended friends based on the connections you already have
As you learn Computer Science, you will learn more about algorithms to do sorting, searching etc. For sorting, the algorithms you may hear are bubble sort, merge sort, quick sort etc. We will cover these sort algorithms in a separate blog.
Here is an intro video to Algorithms that I found useful: