A Taxonomy of Algorithmic Complexity
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This chapter presents various widely used measures of the performance of algorithms. Specifically, we review time and space complexity; average, worst, and best complexity; amortized analysis; bit versus word complexity; various incarnations of parallel complexity; and the implications for the complexity of whether the given algorithm is on-line or off-line. We also introduce the input/output (I/O) complexity of an algorithm, even though this is a topic of much more interest in Part 2. We conclude the chapter with an examination of the significance of lower bounds for good algorithms.