Fundamentals of Computer Science I: Media Computing (CS151.01 2008S)

Class 29: Numeric Recursion

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Held: Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Summary: We visit a slightly different kind of recursion, numeric recursion. In this technique, we once again have procedures call themselves. However, the parameter that we simplify at every step is a number, rather than a list.

Related Pages:



Patterns of Recursion

Recursion with Numbers


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