Analysis of Algorithms

One of the programming goals we mentioned in Chapter 1 was efficiency. In this chapter, we look at techniques for measuring efficiency. Section 7.1 shows how to directly time programs and points out some problems with this approach. Section 7.2 introduces some powerful mathematical tools to simplify our reasoning about the efficiency of algorithms. The connection between this math and actual algorithms is made in Section 7.3. Several variations on analysis, such as considering the average or the worst-case running time, are explored in Sections 7.4 and 7.5.

If the thought of doing math makes you nervous, you may wish to review Appendix C.

Part I: Object-Oriented Programming




Part II: Linear Structures

Stacks and Queues

Array-Based Structures

Linked Structures

Part III: Algorithms

Analysis of Algorithms

Searching and Sorting


Part IV: Trees and Sets



Part V: Advanced Topics

Advanced Linear Structures


Advanced Trees


Memory Management

Out to the Disk

Part VI: Appendices

A. Review of Java

B. Unified Modeling Language

C. Summation Formulae

D. Further Reading


Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
ISBN: 0131469142
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 216
Authors: Peter Drake

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