zyBook - Data Structures Essentials

Table of Contents

1.1 Data Structures
1.2 Introduction to Algorithms
1.3 Relation between data structures and algorithms
1.4 Abstract data types
1.5 Applications of ADTs
1.6 Algorithm efficiency

2.1 Searching and algorithms
2.2 Binary search
2.3 Constant time operations
2.4 Growth of functions and complexity
2.5 O notation
2.6 Algorithm analysis
2.7 Recursive definitions
2.8 Recursive algorithms
2.9 Analyzing the time complexity of recursive algorithms

3.1 Sorting: Introduction
3.2 Selection sort
3.3 Insertion sort
3.4 Shell sort
3.5 Quicksort
3.6 Merge sort
3.7 Radix sort
3.8 Overview of fast sorting algorithms

4.1 List abstract data type (ADT)
4.2 Singly-linked lists
4.3 Singly-linked lists: Insert
4.4 Singly-linked lists: Remove
4.5 Linked list search
4.6 Doubly-linked lists
4.7 Doubly-linked lists: Insert
4.8 Doubly-linked lists: Remove
4.9 Linked list traversal
4.10 Sorting linked lists
4.11 Linked list dummy nodes
4.12 Stack abstract data type (ADT)
4.13 Stacks using linked lists
4.14 Queue abstract data type (ADT)
4.15 Linked lists: Recursion
4.16 Deque abstract data type (ADT)
4.17 Array-based lists

5.1 Hash tables
5.2 Chaining
5.3 Linear probing
5.4 Quadratic hashing
5.5 Double hashing
5.6 Hash table resizing
5.7 Direct hashing
5.8 Hashing Algorithms: Cryptography, Password Hashing

6.1 Binary trees
6.2 Applications of trees
6.3 Binary search trees
6.4 BST search algorithm
6.5 BST insert algorithm
6.6 BST remove algorithm
6.7 BST inorder traversal
6.8 BST height and insertion order
6.9 BST parent node pointers
6.10 BST: Recursion

7.1 AVL: A balanced tree
7.2 AVL rotations
7.3 AVL insertions
7.4 AVL removals
7.5 Red-black tree: A balanced tree
7.6 Red-black tree: Rotations
7.7 Red-black tree: Insertion
7.8 Red-black tree: Removal

8.1 Heaps
8.2 Heaps using arrays
8.3 Heap sort
8.4 Priority queue abstract data type (ADT)
8.5 Treaps

9.1 Graphs: Introduction
9.2 Applications of graphs
9.3 Graph representations: Adjacency lists
9.4 Graph representations: Adjacency matrices
9.5 Graphs: Breadth-first search
9.6 Graphs: Depth-first search
9.7 Directed graphs
9.9 Weighted graphs
9.9 Algorithm: Dijkstra’s shortest path
9.10 Algorithm: Bellman-Ford’s shortest path
9.11 Topological sort
9.12 Minimum spanning tree
9.13 All pairs shortest path

10.1 Heuristics
10.2 Greedy algorithms
10.3 Dynamic programming

11.1 B-trees
11.2 2-3-4 tree search algorithm
11.3 2-3-4 tree insert algorithm
11.4 2-3-4 tree rotations and fusion
11.5 2-3-4 tree removal

12.1 Set abstract data type
12.2 Set operations
12.3 Static and dynamic set operations

13.1 Bubble sort
13.2 Quickselect
13.3 Bucket sort
13.4 List data structure
13.5 Circular lists

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  • Language-independent pseudocode for data structures to ensure mastery of the fundamental concepts
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Provides an introduction to the basics of algorithms and data structures, illustrating the “science” of computing. Mastery of these concepts is part of the foundation of the discipline of computing, leading to computing professionals as distinct from programmers. This zyBook uses pseudocode to ensure the reader masters the fundamental concepts that apply to all programming languages. This zyBook is well suited for a first course in data structures and algorithms.

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Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Arizona

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Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Univ. of California, Riverside

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