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Course Name Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
Course Code 15CSE374
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction: Overview of Data Structures – A Philosophy of Data Structures – The Need for Data Structures – Cost and Benefits – Abstract Data Types and Data Structures – Principles, and Patterns. Basic complexity analysis – Best, Worst, and Average Cases – Asymptotic Analysis – Analyzing Programs – Space Bounds, Arrays, Linked Lists and Recursion: Using Arrays – Lists – Array based List Implementation – Linked Lists – LL ADT – Singly Linked List – Doubly Linked List – Circular Linked List – recursion – linear, binary, and multiple recursions.

Unit 2

Stacks and Queues: Stack ADT – Array based Stacks, Linked Stacks – Implementing Recursion using Stacks, Queues – ADT, Array based Queue, Linked Queue, Doubleended queue, Circular queue. Trees: Tree Definition and Properties – Tree ADT – Basic tree traversals – Binary tree – Data structure for representing trees – Linked Structure for Binary Tree – Array based implementation. Priority queues: ADT – Implementing Priority Queue using List – Heaps. Maps and Dictionaries: Map ADT – List based Implementation – Hash Tables – Dictionary ADT – Skip List – Complexity.

Unit 3

Search trees – Binary search tree, AVL tree, Trees – K-D Trees – B-Trees. Sorting and Selection – Linear Sorting – Heap Sort – Divide and Conquer Strategy – Analysis using Recurrence Tree based Method – Merge Sort – Quick Sort – Studying Sorting through an Algorithmic Lens – Selection.

Text Books

  • Goodrich M T and Tamassia R, “Data Structures and Algorithms in Java”, Fifth edition, Wiley publication, 2010.
  • Clifford A. Shaffer, “Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis”, Third Edition, Dover Publications, 2012.


  • Goodrich M T, Tamassia R and Michael H. Goldwasser, “Data Structures and Algorithms in Python++”, Wiley publication, 2013.
  • Tremblay J P and Sorenson P G, “An Introduction to Data Structures with Applications”, Second Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2002.

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