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- For this version of Robert Sedgewick's popular textbook on algorithms and data structures, Christopher Van Wyk and Robert Sedgewick have developed new C++ implementations that both express the presented methods in a concise and direct manner, and also provide students with the practical means to test them on real applications.
- This particular book, Parts 1-4, represents a substantial update of the first half of Sedgewick's complete work. It provides extensive coverage of fundamental data structures and algorithms for sorting, searching, and related applications. The update features expanded coverage of arrays, linked lists, strings, trees, and other basic data structures, and greater emphasis on abstract data types (ADTs), modular programming, object-oriented programming, and C++ classes than in previous editions. It includes over 100 algorithms for sorting, selection, priority queue ADT implementations, and symbol table ADT (searching) implementations, and over 1,000 new exercises to help students learn the properties of algorithms.
Table of Contents
FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Introduction.
A Sample Problem-Connectivity.
Summary of Topics.2. Principles of Algorithm Analysis.
Implementation and Empirical Analysis.
Analysis of Algorithms.
Growth of Functions.
Examples of Algorithm Analysis.
Guarantees, Predictions, and Limitations.
DATA STRUCTURES. 3. Elementary Data Structures.
Elementary List Processing.
Memory Allocation for Lists.
Compound Data Structures.4. Abstract Data Types.
Abstract Objects and Collections of Objects.
Pushdown Stack ADT.
Examples of Stack ADT Clients.
Stack ADT Implementations.
Creation of a New ADT.
FIFO Queues and Generalized Queues.
Duplicate and Index Items.
Application-Based ADT Example.
Perspective.5. Recursion and Trees.
Divide and Conquer.
Mathematical Properties of Trees.
Recursive Binary-Tree Algorithms.
SORTING. 6. Elementary Sorting Methods.
Rules of the Game.
Performance Characteristics of Elementary Sorts.
Sorting Other Types of Data.
Index and Pointer Sorting.
Sorting Linked Lists.
Key-Indexed Counting.7. Quicksort.
The Basic Algorithm.
Performance Characteristics of Quicksort.
Strings and Vectors.
Selection.8. Merging and Mergesort.
Abstract In-Place Merge.
Improvements to the Basic Algorithm.
Performance Characteristics of Mergesort.
Linked-List Implementations of Mergesort.
Recursion Revisited.9. Priority Queues and Heapsort.
Heap Data Structure.
Algorithms on Heaps.
Priority Queues for Index Items.
Binomial Queues.10. Radix Sorting.
Bits, Bytes, and Words.
MSD Radix Sort.
Three-Way Radix Quicksort.
LSD Radix Sort.
Performance Characteristics of Radix Sorts.
Sublinear-Time Sorts.11. Special-Purpose Sorts.
Batcher's Odd-Even Mergesort.
SEARCHING. 12. Symbol Tables and BSTs.
Symbol-Table Abstract Data Type.
Binary Search Trees (BSTs).
Performance Characteristics of BSTs.
Index Implementations with Symbol Tables.
Insertion at the Root in BSTs.
BST Implementations of Other ADT Functions.13. Balanced Trees.
Top-Down 2-3-4 Trees.
Dynamic Hash Tables.
Perspective.15. Radix Search.
Digital Search Trees.
Multiway Tries and TSTs.
Text String Index Applications.16. External Searching.
Rules of the Game.
Indexed Sequential Access.
Robert Sedgewick has thoroughly rewritten and substantially expanded and updated his popular work to provide current and comprehensive coverage of important algorithms and data structures. Christopher Van Wyk and Sedgewick have developed new C++ implementations that both express the methods in a concise and direct manner, and also provide programmers with the practical means to test them on real applications.
Many new algorithms are presented, and the explanations of each algorithm are much more detailed than in previous editions. A new text design and detailed, innovative figures, with accompanying commentary, greatly enhance the presentation. The third edition retains the successful blend of theory and practice that has made Sedgewick's work an invaluable resource for more than 250,000 programmers!
This particular book, Parts 1n4, represents the essential first half of Sedgewick's complete work. It provides extensive coverage of fundamental data structures and algorithms for sorting, searching, and related applications. Although the substance of the book applies to programming in any language, the implementations by Van Wyk and Sedgewick also exploit the natural match between C++ classes and ADT implementations.Highlights
- Expanded coverage of arrays, linked lists, strings, trees, and other basic data structures
- Greater emphasis on abstract data types (ADTs), modular programming, object-oriented programming, and C++ classes than in previous editions
- Over 100 algorithms for sorting, selection, priority queue ADT implementations, and symbol table ADT (searching) implementations
- New implementations of binomial queues, multiway radix sorting, randomized BSTs, splay trees, skip lists, multiway tries, B trees, extendible hashing, and much more
- Increased quantitative information about the algorithms, giving you a basis for comparing them
- Over 1000 new exercises to help you learn the properties of algorithms
Whether you are learning the algorithms for the first time or wish to have up-to-date reference material that incorporates new programming styles with classic and new algorithms, you will find a wealth of useful information in this book.
Robert Sedgewick is the William O. Baker Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is a Director of Adobe Systems and has served on the research staffs at Xerox PARC, IDA, and INRIA. He earned his Ph.D from Stanford University under Donald E. Knuth.
Christopher J. Van Wyk is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University. The author of Data Structures and C Programs (Addison-Wesley, 1988), he has served on the research staff at Bell Laboratories, where he is now a consultant. Robert Sedgewick and Christopher Van Wyk both earned their Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University under Donald E. Knuth.