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 Linked lists: Recursion
4.13 Array-based lists

5.1 Stack abstract data type (ADT)
5.2 Stacks using linked lists
5.3 Array-based stacks
5.4 Queue abstract data type (ADT)
5.5 Queues using linked lists
5.6 Array-based queues
5.7 Deque abstract data type (ADT)

6.1 Hash tables
6.2 Chaining
6.3 Linear probing
6.4 Quadratic probing
6.5 Double hashing
6.6 Hash table resizing
6.7 Common hash functions
6.8 Direct hashing
6.9 Hashing Algorithms: Cryptography, Password Hashing

7.1 Binary trees
7.2 Applications of trees
7.3 Binary search trees
7.4 BST search algorithm
7.5 BST insert algorithm
7.6 BST remove algorithm
7.7 BST inorder traversal
7.8 BST height and insertion order
7.9 BST parent node pointers
7.10 BST: Recursion
7.11 Tries

8.1 AVL: A balanced tree
8.2 AVL rotations
8.3 AVL insertions
8.4 AVL removals
8.5 Red-black tree: A balanced tree
8.6 Red-black tree: Rotations
8.7 Red-black tree: Insertion
8.8 Red-black tree: Removal

9.1 Heaps
9.2 Heaps using arrays
9.3 Heap sort
9.4 Priority queue abstract data type (ADT)
9.5 Treaps

10.1 Set abstract data type
10.2 Set operations
10.3 Static and dynamic set operations

11.1 Graphs: Introduction
11.2 Applications of graphs
11.3 Graph representations: Adjacency lists
11.4 Graph representations: Adjacency matrices
11.5 Graphs: Breadth-first search
11.6 Graphs: Depth-first search
11.7 Directed graphs
11.8 Weighted graphs
11.9 Algorithm: Dijkstra’s shortest path
11.10 Algorithm: Bellman-Ford’s shortest path
11.11 Topological sort
11.12 Minimum spanning tree
11.13 All pairs shortest path

12.1 Huffman compression
12.2 Heuristics
12.3 Greedy algorithms
12.4 Dynamic programming

13.1 B-trees
13.2 2-3-4 tree search algorithm
13.3 2-3-4 tree insert algorithm
13.4 2-3-4 tree rotations and fusion
13.5 2-3-4 tree removal

14.1 Bubble sort
14.2 Quickselect
14.3 Bucket sort
14.4 List data structure
14.5 Circular lists

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