Data Structures and Algorithms Syllabus - BCA (TU)

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Course Description

Course Description

This course includes fundamental concept of data structures such as stack, queue, list. 

linked list, trees and graph: application of these data structures along with several algorithms.

Course Objectives

The general objective of this course is to provide fundamental concepts of data structures, different algorithms and their implementation.

Unit Contents

1. Introduction to Data Structure : 2 hrs

Definition, Abstract Data Type, Importance of Data structure

2. The Stack : 3 hrs

Introduction, Stack as an ADT, POP and PUSH Operation, Stack Application: Evaluation of Infix, Postfix, and Prefix Expressions, Conversion of Expression.

3. Queue : 3 hrs

Introduction, Queue as an ADT , Primitive Operations in Queue, Linear and Circular Queue and Their Application, Enqueue and Dequeue, Priority Queue

4. List : 2 hrs

Introduction, Static and Dynamic List Structure, Array Implementation of Lists, Queue as a list

5. Linked Lists : 5 hrs

Introduction, Linked List as an ADT, Dynamic Implementation, Insertion & Deletion of Nodes, Linked Stacks and Queues, Doubly Linked Lists and Its Advantages

6. Recursion : 4 hrs

Introduction, Principle of Recursion, Recursion vs. Iteration, Recursion Example: TOH and Fibonacci Series, Applications of Recursion, Search Tree

7. Trees : 5 hrs

Introduction, Basic Operation in Binary tree, Tree Search and Insertion/Deletion, Binary Tree Transversals(pre-order, post-order and in-order), Tree Height, Level and Depth, Balanced Trees: AVL Balanced Trees, Balancing Algorithm, The Huffman Algorithm, Game tree, B-Tree

8. Sorting : 5 hrs

Introduction, Internal and External Sort, Insertion and Selection Sort, Exchange Sort, Bubble and Quick Sort, Merge and Radix Sort, Shell Sort, Binary Sort, Heap Sort as Priority Queue, Efficiency of Sorting, Big'O'Notation.

9. Searching : 5 hrs

Introduction to Search Technique; essential of search, Sequential search, Binary search, Tree search, General search tree, Hashing: Hash function and hash tables, Collision resolution technique, Efficiency comparisons of different search technique.

10. Graphs : 5 hrs

Introduction, Graphs as an ADT, Transitive Closure, Warshall's Algorithm, Types of Graph, Graph Traversal and Spanning Forests, Kruskal's and Round-Robin Algorithms, Shortest- path Algorithm, Greedy Algorithm, DijKstra's Algorithm

11. Algorithms : 5 hrs

Deterministic and Non-deterministic Algorithm, Divide and Conquer Algorithm, Series and Parallel Algorithm, Heuristic and Approximate Algorithms

Laboratory Works 

There shall be 10 lab exercises based on C or Java

  1. Implementations of different operations related to Stack
  2. Implementations of different operations related to linear and circular queues
  3. Solutions of TOH and Fibonacci Series using Recursion
  4. Implementations of different operations related to linked list: singly and doubly linked
  5. Implementation of trees: AVL trees, Balancing of AVL
  6. Implementation of Merge sort
  7. Implementation of different searching technique: sequential, Tree and Binary
  8. Implementation of Graphs: Graph traversals
  9. Implementation of Hashing
  10. Implementations of Heap

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  • Short Name DSA
  • Course code CACS201
  • Semester Third Semester
  • Full Marks 60 + 20 + 20
  • Pass Marks 24 + 8 + 8
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary