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Algorithms and Data Structures

Code 9102
Year 2
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.
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
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
- "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: 2021-06-13

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