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University of Colorado Boulder

Methods for Solving Problems

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera


In this course, we will explore different types of problems, the boundaries of what makes a problem solvable, and the different algorithms, rules, and heuristics we can implement to solve these problems.


  • Problems for Minds and Machines
    • This week we will begin our discussions by defining the boundaries and limitations of problems and their solutions.
  • Computers and Logic
    • This week we will explore adapting problem-solving approaches into computational methods.
  • Humans and Heuristics
    • This week we will discuss judgment and decision making as a different kind of problem-solving and explore how heuristics are used for these tasks.
  • Course Assessment & Wrap-Up Discussion
    • In this module, you will test your knowledge on methods for solving problems.

Taught by

David Quigley


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