The course gives a broad introduction to the most important data structures and algorithms in computer science. It focuses on developing implementations, on understanding and comparing the characteristics of data structures and their use in various algorithms, and on estimating their potential effectiveness in applications. The course teaches students how to select, design, and analyze data structures for problems they might encounter. In implemenations, the Java programming language is used. Detailed syllabus.
Lecture Times: MWF 1:30-2:20pm, 172 R. Heine Pharmacy Bldg.
Midterm 1: Wednesday, September 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, last name starting with A-L in ME1061, M-Z in EE 170
Midterm 2: Wednesday, November 5, 6:30-7:30 pm, Lilly 1105
Final Exam: Friday, December 19, 10:30-12:30, Phys 112
Professor S.E. Hambrusch
Office Hours: Monday 12-1 pm, Wednesday 2:30-3:30 pm, or by appointment.