The course covers fundamentals of data organization and basic algorithms for data manipulation. Topics include arrays, lists, stacks, queues, trees, sets, and hash tables. Fundamentals of algorithm performance are introduced, with an emphasis placed on time complexity analysis. Special emphasis is placed on appropriate use of containers, iterators, and algorithms defined in the C++ standard library. Laboratory assignments involve both the use and implementation of common data structures. (prereq: CS-183) (2-2-3)
On successful completion of this course, the student will:
The above course description and goals were taken from the official course description.
General Course Policies
Please review the general course policies webpage.
Data Structures in C++ Using the Standard Template Library, by Timothy Budd, Addison-Wesley, 1998.
Quizzes will be given nearly every week. They will be announced at least one lecture in advance. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No make-up quizzes will be given.
Unless stated otherwise, all laboratory assignments will be completed in teams of two. One lab report should be submitted for each team. One week lab assignments will be worth half the points of two week lab assignments.
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