CSC 300 Data Structures I

Radha Jagadeesan

Office: CDM 653
Spring 2020-2021
Class number: 30599
Section number: 602
MW 1:30PM - 3:00PM
OLSYN CH000 Online Campus
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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.


This is the first course in a two-course sequence on data structures using Java.        (check DePaul ELibrary)  (Check DePaul ELibrary.)  (check DePaul ELibrary.)
Prof. James Riely Notes and Lectures. (We will use these as a guideline, but proceed at our own pace, with our own assignments)


Assignments: 30%
Quizzes.  70%

No late assignments will be accepted.


CSC 243 or CSC 242

Java and Eclipse: Arrays, Iteration and Recursion

Recursion. Simple Objects Objects, Composition and Testing Mutating Linked Structures Stacks/Queues Intro to Analysis. Expandable Arrays Union Find. Intro to Analysis Elementary Sorts, Objects as Data: Priority Queues and Heaps Mergesort

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