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4.8: Vocabulary

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  • pseudocode:
    A way of designing programs by writing rough drafts in a combination of English and Java.
    helper method:
    Often a small method that does not do anything enormously useful by itself, but which helps another, more complex method.
    top-down development:
    Breaking down a problem into sub-problems, and solving each sub-problem one at a time.
    selection sort:
    A simple sorting algorithm that searches for the smallest or largest element n times.
    merge sort:
    A recursive sorting algorithm that divides an array into two parts, sorts each part (using merge sort), and merges the results.
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