You are a linear search whiz!
You have implemented linear search as a function in Python and used it to find a target value, duplicates, and the largest value in different search lists.
Let’s review what we learned:
Linear search is a search algorithm that sequentially checks whether a given value is an element of specified list by scanning the elements of a list one-by-one until it finds the target value.
Starting with linear search as a subroutine in your code is a useful foundation for constructing algorithms to solve more advanced search problems, such as:
Finding duplicates - sequentially search the list for all occurrences of the target value.
Finding the maximum value - sequentially scan the list for the largest value and track the largest value seen to date.
linear_search() function is provided in the text editor.
Test on your own examples!