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Programming and Algorithms

Code 12121
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Entry requirements Knowledge about C programming language.
Mode of delivery Direct
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This curricular unit has as objectives:
- to acquire knowledge about algorithms, in particular recursive, sorting and searching algorithms, and hash tables;
- evaluation of the complexity of algorithms;
- to acquire knowledge about data strutures with sequential acess (linked lists, stacks, queues and jumps lists) and non-sequential acess (binary trees).

At the end of this curricular unit the student should be able
- to solve problems using C and he/she should understand the concepts studied;
- to developed skills on using algorithms, particularly in problems involving recursion, sorting and/or searching.
- to assess the efficiency of the algorithms by analyzing the technical complexity, in order to select the most efficient algorithms to solve any given problem.
- to idealize, schematize and implement data structures and their algorithms in order to solve problems.
Syllabus PART A - ALGORITHMS
1. Dynamic allocation of resources
2. Binary files
3. Recursive algorithms
4. Analysis of the complexity of Algorithms
5. Sorting algorithms: iteratives (selection sort and Bubble sort) and recursives (Quick sort and Merge sort)
6. Searching algorithms: iteratives (exhaustive search, sequential search and binary search) and recursive (binary search)
7. Hash tables
PART B - DATA STRUCTURES
1. Abstract Data types
2. Sequential data structures: linked lists
3. Non-sequential data structures: binary trees and ordered binary trees
Main Bibliography Main:
- "Estruturas de Dados e Algoritmos em C", Tecnologias de Informação, António Manuel Adrego da Rocha, FCA - Editora Informática, 2008
- "Linguagem C", Luís Damas, FCA - Editora de Informática, 1999
Complementary:
- "Algorithms in C, Parts 1-5 (Bundle): Fundamentals, Data Structures, Sorting, Searching, and Graph Algorithms", By Robert Sedgewick, Addison-Wesley Professional; 3rd Edition, 2001
- "Elementos de Programação com C", 3ª Edição Actualizada e Aumentada, Pedro Guerreiro, FCA - Editora Informática, 2006
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-15

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