The primary objective of this book is to introduce readers to the fundamental concepts of data structures and their practical applications in problem-solving. With a strong emphasis on understanding, the book provides comprehensive coverage of data structure fundamentals and principles of algorithm analysis. It guides readers in selecting or designing the most appropriate data structure to handle a variety of problems.
The book covers essential topics, including fundamental linear data structures, searching and sorting techniques, linked lists, stacks, queues, deques, trees, graphs, and hashing. Each chapter begins with a theoretical description of the problem, followed by the underlying techniques, illustrated with examples and algorithms. Noteworthy features include clear explanations using diagrams, numerous solved examples within chapters, crucial technical and interview questions at chapter ends, comprehensive exercises, and objective-type questions to enhance analytical skills. These features are thoughtfully incorporated to spark interest and actively engage students in the subject matter.
"Data Structures" stands as a foundational course meticulously tailored for students in computer engineering and circuit branches. Acknowledging its importance, numerous universities and institutions have integrated it as an essential course for both undergraduate and graduate programs in computer and allied circuit branches. Mindful of the diverse approaches adopted by different institutions, the book has been purposefully crafted as a versatile "One Fit for All" resource. It serves as a common resource suitable for a broad spectrum of universities and institutions, aligning seamlessly with the model/common curriculum of AICTE/JNTU.