PROBLEM SOLVING
Distinguish between the problem and its solution
But given a problem how do you find A solution?
METHODS
Enumerate
(find all potential solutions)
Reduce to a Simpler, Generic Problem
(abstract the guts of the problem)
Find an Affinity Problem
(and known solution)
Divide and Conquer
(find constituent small problems)
Find an Approximate Answer
(how close is good enough?)
PLANS
Polya's Plan
The Yale Plan
Last updated 2000/01/19
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J.A.N. Lee
, 2000.