Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C

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Addison-Wesley, 1997 - Computers - 511 pages
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In this second edition of his best-selling book, Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C, Mark Allen Weiss, continues to refine and enhance his innovative approach to algorithms and data structures. Using a C implementation, he highlights conceptual topics, focusing on ADTs and the analysis of algorithms for efficiency as well as performance and running time. Dr. Weiss also distinguishes Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C with the extensive use of figures and examples showing the successive stages of an algorithm, his engaging writing style, and a logical organization of topics. Features

  • Includes a chapter on algorithm and design techniques that covers greedy algorithms, divide and conquer algorithms, dynamic programming, randomized algorithms, and backtracking

  • Presents current topics and newer data structures such as Fibonacci heaps, skew heaps, binomial queues, skip lists, and splay trees

  • Contains a chapter on amortized analysis that examines the advanced data structures presented earlier in the book

  • Provides a new chapter on advanced data structures and their implementation covering red black trees, top down splay trees, treaps, k-d trees, pairing heaps, and more

  • Incorporates new results on the average case analysis of heapsort

  • Offers source code from example programs via anonymous FTP


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User Review  - sloDavid - LibraryThing

Wow. This book really blew my mind. Has excellent chapters on trees, hashing and sorting. Still relevant, even in 2005. The concepts are useful regardless of the programming language--Weiss simply uses JAVA to implement the concepts. Read full review

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This is the best book for learning algorithm.


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About the author (1997)

Mark Allen Weiss is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University where he studied under Robert Sedgewick. Dr.Weiss has received FIU's Excellence in Research Award, as well as the Teaching Incentive Program Award, which was established by the Florida Legislature to recognize teaching excellence. Mark Allen Weiss is on the Advanced Placement Computer Science Development Committee. He is the successful author of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problem Solving with C++ and the series Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in Pascal, Ada, C, and C++, with Addison-Wesley.


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