CSC 402 Data Structures I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence on data structures using Java.
The course introduces basic Java programming, reviews recursion, introduces asymptotic notations, and focuses on linear data structures including arrays, linked lists and their variants, stacks and queues, and data structures supporting disjoint-set operations.
The implementation of the basic operations on each data structure are discussed and analyzed in terms of their efficiency. The applications covered highlight and exploit the unique characteristics of the data structures, and emphasize problem solving and recursive thinking.
http://algs4.cs.princeton.edu/home/ (check DePaul ELibrary)
https://introcs.cs.princeton.edu/java/home/ (Check DePaul ELibrary.)
https://learning.oreilly.com/videos/computer-science/9780134465951/ (check DePaul ELibrary.)
Prof. James Riely Notes and Lectures. http://fpl.cs.depaul.edu/jriely/ds1/index.html (We will use these as a guideline, but proceed at our own pace, with our own assignments)
Weekly Assignments: 30%
No late assignments will be accepted.
Basic OO programming techniques
Use of debuggers
Use of testing
Understanding correctness of programming
Understanding performance characteristics of programs
Competence with iterative and recursive solutions to problems
Understanding of linked lists and resizable arrays
Understanding of stacks, queues, dequeues.
Understanding of heaps.
Understanding of union-find.
This course was selected to participate in DePaul's Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. SI is a series of online weekly review sessions designed to help students succeed in their academic pursuits. SI is for ALL students who want to enhance their understanding of course material and improve their grades. On average, over 90% of students who attended 6 or more SI sessions passed the course; therefore, we encourage you to participate in as many SI Sessions as possible and to begin attending early on in the quarter.
At each session you will be guided through the material by your SI Leader, a current DePaul student who has previously taken the course and done well. The online sessions offer a chance to meet with classmates to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying, and test yourselves before quizzes and exams. (2) 1-hour live Zoom SI Sessions will take place virtually each week. These sessions will also be recorded and accessible in SI Slack for students who have a schedule conflict. Please be sure to use the SI Leaders' instructions to join SI Slack.
Java and Eclipse: Arrays, Iteration and Recursion (1.1)
Recursion. Simple Objects
Objects, Composition and Testing
Mutating Linked Structures
Intro to Analysis. Expandable Arrays
Union Find. Intro to Analysis
Elementary Sorts, Objects as Data:
Priority Queues and Heaps
This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.
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