The word “algorithm” is derived from the name of Muhammed ibn-Musa Al-Khowarizmi. His name was Latinized as Al-Goritmi. Europeans knew him by his last name, and there is a consonant shift in which ‘k’ sounds turn into ‘g’ sounds. He was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and geographer, c. 780 – c. 850
An algorithm is a solution to a problem that meets the following criteria:
A list of instructions, procedures, or formula that solves a problem.
Can be proven.
Something that always finishes and works.
What is a flowchart?
A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows.
This illustrates a solution to a given problem. Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting or managing a process or program in various fields. – Wikipedia
Here is an algorithm, and the corresponding flowchart.
How does cruise control work in a car? We can express the rules as a flowchart
Read an algorithm for geometrically drawing a cube. Create a flowchart for doing this.
Read an algorithm for geometrically drawing an equilateral triangle. Create a flowchart for doing this