The topics of arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, sets, and hash tables are introduced. Fundamentals of algorithm performance are also introduced, with an emphasis placed on time complexity analysis. Laboratory activities include implementation of data structures as well as the application of data structures from standard libraries. (prereq: SE1021) (324)
Outcomes
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.
The above course description and goals were taken from the official course description.
General Course Policies
Please review the general course policies webpage.
Textbook
Data Structures Abstraction and Design Using Java 2^{nd} Ed., by Koffman and Wolfgang, Wiley, 2010. ISBN: 9780470128701
Quizzes
Quizzes will be given nearly every at the beginning of lab. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No makeup quizzes will be given.
Laboratory
All Lab assignments are worth 100 points per week.
Homework
Homework assignments will not be graded however, you are expected to complete them by the given due dates. Homework may consist of watching screencasts, assigned reading, completing online surveys, writing code, etc.
Attendance
This class follows my general attendance policy with the following addition: There may be days where students will not be allowed to attend class unless they have completed an optional homework assignment.
My Schedule
Time  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri 

9:00  CS2852L S210 
Grading  
10:00  CS2852 S210 
CS2852 S210 
CS2852 S210 

11:00  Office Hour  Office Hour  Office Hour  SE Lunch  
12:00  SDsgn AlphaSWS 
SDsgn tm87 
Lunch w/ Students* 
SrDsgn S341 
Lunch w/ Students* 
1:00  Dept Mtg  SDsgn AGE7 
SDsgn uTooL 

2:00  Office Hour  SDsgn 1Server 
Office Hour  Grading  Office Hour 
3:00  CS2852 S210 
CS2852 S210 
CS2852L S210 
CS2852 S210 

4:00 
* I would like to have lunch with you individually or as a group to get to know you better. If we eat in RWJ, housing will pick up my lunch bill. If you would prefer to eat elsewhere, we will each be responsible for our own bill. Feel free to suggest another time if the time above does not work for you.
Grading
Labs  25% 
Quizzes  15% 
Homework  0% 
Exam I  20% 
Exam II  20% 
Final Exam  20% 
Total  100% 
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