CS2851 -- Data Structures

This course covers the organization of data and the algorithms that act upon them. The topics of stacks, queues, trees and sets are introduced. Fundamentals of algorithm performance are also introduced, with an emphasis placed on time complexity analysis. Applications to data structure searching and sorting, memory allocation and file management are included. Laboratory activities include the application of data structures from standard libraries. (prereq: CS-1020) (2-2-3)


On successful completion of this course, the student will:

The above course description and goals were taken from the official course description.

General Course Policies

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Data Structures and the Java Collections Framework 2nd Ed., by William Collins, McGraw-Hill, 2005. ISBN: 0-07-302265-9


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.


Unless stated otherwise, all laboratory assignments will be completed in teams of two. One lab report should be submitted for each team. Lab assignments are worth 50 points per week of the assignment.

My Schedule
Quizzes: 15%
Lab projects: 40%
Midterm exam: 20%
Final exam: 25%
Total: 100%
Tentative Schedule

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