Data Structures and Program Design in C++

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Progressing from the concrete to the abstract — and using numerous, substantial case studies and sample programs — this book explores structured problem solving, data abstraction, software engineering principles, and the comparative analysis of algorithms as fundamental tools of program design. The book and all programs have been completely written from the Object-Oriented perspective. Uses the C++ programming language throughout. Briefly reviews the syntax of C++ and provides a brief introduction to the language. The book is native C++ making full use of C++ features and object-oriented programming. Discusses major principles of software engineering and applies them to large programming projects. Covers several more advanced, modern topics, e.g.: Splay trees, Red-black trees, Amortized algorithm analysis.

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In a surprisingly lively textbook-style treatment, Data Structures and Program Design in C++ delivers expertise and plenty of sample programs for the working C++ programmer or computer science student.

While some books on data structures stress theory and mathematical concepts over real-world sample code, this guide illustrates its tour of data structures--such as stacks, lists, queues, trees, and graphs--with clear, engaging samples. Throughout, the authors make use of built-in C++ features (such as the Standard Template Library [STL] and templates) where appropriate.

Early chapters use such interesting examples as Conway's Game of Life, chess and game programming, a simple calculator, and an airport simulation. Along the way, the reader will learn about lists, stacks, and queues.

In later chapters, covering thornier topics such as sorting algorithms, trees, and graphs, the authors do not skimp on the mathematical underpinnings for measuring efficiency. Instead, they take extreme care to introduce everything required to understand such conventions as the "Big O" notation and principles of logarithms.

The book closes with a case study that combines several data structures and strategies. (The example, a Polish notation expression parser, is a difficult and common real-world sample.) -- Richard Dragan

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Progressing from the concrete to the abstract -- and using numerous, substantial case studies and sample programs -- this text explores structured problem solving, data abstraction, software engineering principles, and the comparative analysis of algorithms as fundamental tools of program design.

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