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03-Jul-2020 21:13

The logarithm is an awfully slowly growing function.

In case you’re not aware of just how efficient binary search is, consider looking up a name in a phone book containing a million names.

The only difference is that we replace an array lookup with a function evaluation: we are now looking for some x such that f(x) is equal to the target value.

The search space is now more formally a subinterval of the domain of the function, while the target value is an element of the codomain.

The search space consists of candidate solutions to the problem.

In this article, a predicate is a function which returns a boolean value, true or false (we’ll also use yes and no as boolean values).

In its simplest form, binary search is used to quickly find a value in a sorted sequence (consider a sequence an ordinary array for now).

C ’s Standard Template Library implements binary search in algorithms lower_bound, upper_bound, binary_search and equal_range, depending exactly on what you need to do. You’re best off using library functions whenever possible, since, as you’ll see, implementing binary search on your own can be tricky. A sequence (array) is really just a function which associates integers (indices) with the corresponding values.A likely answer is a closed interval which surely contains the first x for which p(x) is true.