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Introduction to Recursive Programming by Manuel Rubio-Sanchez

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Preface

 

Recursion is one of the most fundamental concepts in computer science and a key programming technique that, similarly to iteration, allows computations to be carried out repeatedly. It accomplishes this by employing methods that invoke themselves, where the central idea consists of designing a solution to a problem by relying on solutions to smaller instances of the same problem. Most importantly, recursion is a powerful problem-solving approach that enables programmers to develop concise, intuitive, and elegant algorithms.

Despite the importance of recursion for algorithm design, most programming books do not cover the topic in detail. They usually devote just a single chapter or a brief section, which is often insufficient for ...

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