**Introduction**

An algorithm is a mathematical method for calculating
or computation (The computation of a function), and which can be carried out
mechanically, without thinking. Algorithm complexity is concerned about how
fast or slow performing specific algorithm. We define complexity as a numerical
function T (n) - time in relation to the input size n. We want to specify a
time in which there is no algorithm depends on implementation details. But you
agree that T (n) is dependent on the performance! A specific algorithm is
different amount of time to both inputs depending on factors such as processor
speed; instruction set, disk speed, brand and compilers etc. The way around is
to estimate the efficiency of each algorithm asymptotically. We will take time
to measure T (n) the number of elementary "steps" (defined in any
way), provided that each such step lasts for a constant time.

Let us consider two classic examples: adding two
numbers. We will add two integers digit by digit, and it will define a
"step" in our computational model. That is why we say that the
addition of two n-bit integers taking steps n. Accordingly, the total computation
time is T (n) = n * c, where c is the time that the addition of two bits. In
different computers can addition of two pieces different time seizures, C1 and
C2 say, making the addition of two n-bit integers takes T (n) = c1 * n and T
(n) = C2 * n, respectively. It shows that various machines of different slopes,
but the time T (n) grows linearly increases as input magnitude.

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