The time complexity of this algorithm is in the order of O(log n).

The binary search algorithm compares the input value to the middle element of the sorted collection.

``````// Binary Search
package main

// importing sort package
import (
"fmt"
"sort"
)

// main method
func main() {
var elements []int
elements = []int{1, 3, 16, 10, 28, 31, 36, 45, 75}
var element int
element = 36

var i int

i = sort.Search(len(elements), func(i int) bool { return elements[i] >= element })
if i < len(elements) && elements[i] == element {
fmt.Printf("found element %d at index %d in %v\n", element, i, elements)
} else {
}
}``````
`func Search(n int, f func(int) bool) int`

Search uses binary search to find and return the smallest index i in [0, n) at which f(i) is true, assuming that on the range [0, n), f(i) == true implies f(i+1) == true.

When shifting right with a logical right shift ( >> ), the least-significant bit is lost and a 0 is inserted on the other end. For positive numbers, a single logical right shift divides a number by 2, throwing out any remainders.

``````func Search(n int, f func(int) bool) int {
// Define f(-1) == false and f(n) == true.
// Invariant: f(i-1) == false, f(j) == true.
i, j := 0, n
for i < j {
h := int(uint(i+j) >> 1) // avoid overflow when computing h
// i ≤ h < j
if !f(h) {
i = h + 1 // preserves f(i-1) == false
} else {
j = h // preserves f(j) == true
}
}
// i == j, f(i-1) == false, and f(j) (= f(i)) == true  =>  answer is i.
return i
}``````

https://golang.org/pkg/sort/#pkg-overview