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Introduction: Basic Terminology, Elementary Data Organization, Algorithm, Efficiency of an
Algorithm, Time and Space Complexity, Asymptotic notations: Big-Oh, Time-Space tradeoff.
Abstract Data Types (ADT), Arrays: Definition, Single and Multidimensional Arrays,
Representation of Arrays: Row Major Order, and Column Major Order, Application of
arrays, Sparse Matrices and their representations.
Linked lists: Array Implementation and Dynamic Implementation of Singly Linked Lists,
Doubly Linked List, Circularly Linked List, Operations on a Linked List. Insertion, Deletion,
Traversal, Polynomial Representation and Addition, Generalized Linked List.
Stacks: Abstract Data Type, Primitive Stack operations: Push & Pop, Array and Linked
Implementation of Stack in C, Application of stack: Prefix and Postfix Expressions,
Evaluation of postfix expression, Recursion, Tower of Hanoi Problem, Simulating Recursion,
Principles of recursion, Tail recursion, Removal of recursion Queues, Operations on Queue:
Create, Add, Delete, Full and Empty, Circular queues, Array and linked implementation of
queues in C, Dequeue and Priority Queue.
Trees: Basic terminology, Binary Trees, Binary Tree Representation: Array Representation
and Dynamic Representation, Complete Binary Tree, Algebraic Expressions, Extended
Binary Trees, Array and Linked Representation of Binary trees, Tree Traversal algorithms:
Inorder, Preorder and Postorder, Threaded Binary trees, Traversing Threaded Binary trees,
Huffman algorithm.
Graphs: Terminology, Sequential and linked Representations of Graphs: Adjacency Matrices,
Adjacency List, Adjacency Multi list, Graph Traversal : Depth First Search and Breadth First
Search, Connected Component, Spanning Trees, Minimum Cost Spanning Trees: Prims and
Kruskal algorithm. Transitive Closure and Shortest Path algorithm: Warshal Algorithm and
Dijikstra Algorithm, Introduction to Activity Networks.
Searching: Sequential search, Binary Search, Comparison and Analysis Internal Sorting:
Insertion Sort, Selection, Bubble Sort, Quick Sort, Two Way Merge Sort, Heap Sort, Radix
Sort, Practical consideration for Internal Sorting.
Search Trees: Binary Search Trees (BST), Insertion and Deletion in BST, Complexity of
Search Algorithm, AVL trees, Introduction to m-way Search Trees, B Trees & B+ Trees .
Hashing: Hash Function, Collision Resolution Strategies.
Storage Management: Garbage Collection and Compaction.

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