CS2852: Data Structures
On successful completion of this course, the student will:
- understand and apply complex data structures and algorithms.
- use appropriate algorithms (and associated data structures) to solve problems.
- have a thorough understanding of commonly used library data structures.
- be able to analyze the time complexity of algorithms.
- understand the use of recursion in problem solving.
- be able to use data structures in software design and implementation.
- be able to apply standard library data structures in software design.
- be able to select appropriate data structures for a given application.
General Course Policies
Please review the general course policies webpage.
Data Structures Abstraction and Design Using Java 4th Ed., by Koffman and Wolfgang, Wiley, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-119-70359-4
All Lab assignments are worth 100 points per week. A 50% penalty will be assessed for all submissions that do not meet the style guidelines.
Lab quizzes will be given nearly every week at the beginning of lab. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No make-up quizzes will be given.
Reading Quizzes/Self-Learning Modules
Reading quizzes are completed in Canvas. While you must not discuss the quizzes with others, you may use reference material while taking the quiz. The self-learning modules are available on this website and you will submit any deliverables in Canvas.
Homework assignments will be grade as complete/incomplete. Assignments will be marked as complete if they are completed with no or only minor errors.
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