what is algorithm and Efficiency of the algorithm

what is algorithm and Efficiency of the algorithm:- 
Algorithm:-
                       An algorithm is well defined list of steps to solve the particular problem. It takes set of input and gives the desired output.
 
Properties of an algorithm:-
 
1) Finiteness:-   An algorithm must always terminate after a finite number of steps.
 
2) Definiteness:- Each step of an algorithm must be precisely define and must be unambiguous.
 
3) Input:- An algorithm has 0 or more input.
 
4) Output:- An algorithm has 1 or more output.
 
5) Effectiveness : – It means that all of the operation of an algorithm must be so basic that it can be executed in a finite length of time , In an effective manner.
 
 
Efficiency of an Algorithm:-
                                                  Time and space are two major measures of the efficiency of an algorithm.
 
Example:- let’s say there are two algorithms A and B . and it takes 10 second and 15 second respectively for completion and 40 MB and 13 Mb space respectively. Then in this case algorithm A is more efficient then B because it take less time for completion . We always give the priority to the time .
 
2) If there are Two algorithms A and B and both will take 10 second for completion . algorithm A take 15 MB and algorithm B take 3 MB . then in this condition Algorithm B is more efficient then A. because it take less space as compare to the algorithm A.
 
Efficiency / complexity of an algorithm is calculated by the Asymptotic notation. 
 

what is algorithm and Efficiency of the algorithm

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