|Name||:||Terry Sergeant||Office Hours|
|Description||:||Study of lists, trees and other data structure concepts; algorithms for manipulating data structures; use of data structures in computer data organization and programming languages. Work in Computer Lab required.|
|Prerequisites||:||CSCI 2320 (Program Design II)|
|Textbook(s)||:||None required. One book that has been used in the past and matches the contents of our course pretty well is: Goodrich, Michael T. and Tamassia, Roberto, Data Structures and Algorithms in Java.|
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|Week||Date||Topic / Schedules|
|Week 1||28 Aug||Lists / OOP / ADTs|
|Week 2||04 Sep||Complexity of Algorithms|
|Week 3||11 Sep||Stacks / Queues|
|Week 4||18 Sep||Trees|
|Week 5||25 Sep||BSTs; Wed: Exam #1|
|Week 6||02 Oct||BSTs|
|Week 7||09 Oct||Hashing|
|Week 8||16 Oct||Hashing|
|Week 9||23 Oct||Balanced Trees|
|Week 10||30 Oct||Balanced Trees; Wed: Exam #2|
|Week 11||06 Nov||Priority Queues|
|Week 12||13 Nov||Sorting|
|Week 13||20 Nov||Sorting|
|Week 14||27 Nov||Graph Algorithms; Wed-Fri: Thanksgiving Break!|
|Week 15||04 Dec||Graph Algorithms|
|-----||Final Exam: Thu 14 Dec at 1:00pm|