Algorithms and Data Structures (2011)
ISABEL SEGURA BEDMAR
Computer Science Department
Subject Area: Languages and Informatics Systems
Computer Science Engineering
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PRERREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDED PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE
Programming and Calculus.
OBJETIVES: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. Generic/Transversal Competences
Capacity to analyze and synthesize (PO e), Capacity to organize and plan the work (PO d), Resolution of problems (PO e), Working as a team (PO d) and Capacity to put in practice theory knowledge (PO e)
2. Specific Competences
a. Cognitive (to know): General knowledge about algorithms (PO a), Understanding of basic data structures (PO k) and Familiarity with advanced data structures (PO k)
b. Procedural/instrumental (to be able to do): To be able to design and analyze the algorithms complexity (PO a), To be able to understand and use different data structures (PO k) and To be able to implement program solutions to specific problems using these tools (PO e)
3. Attitude (Being)
Ability to solve problems through algorithms (PO e), Ability to clarify, simplify and efficiency of solving problems (PO e and k) and Ability to question and conclude various solutions to any problem (PO e and k)
Algorithm basic notions; Recursion vs. Iteration; Efficiency of an Algorithm.
2. Linear Abstract Data Types:
Lists, Implementations, Complexity; Stacks, Implementations, Complexity; Queues, Implementations, Complexity.
3. Hierarchic Abstract Data types: Trees
General Trees; Binary Trees; Tree Trasverse: preorder, inorder, postorder; Search Binary Trees; AVL Trees.
ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES OR PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS
1. Theory Lectures with the objective of acquiring the cognitive specific competences (PO a and k).
2. Academic activities guided by the teacher:
a. With the teacher: to solve exercises devoted to analyze, design and implement cases with different level of complexity in collaboration with students (PO a and k). Some of the exercises will be carried out in computer laboratories (PO k).
b. Student work: Homework, individually or cooperatively, with exercises, implementation cases and basic readings from bibliography proposed by the teacher (PO k and e).
Moreover, these activities can be performed as:
i. Individual work consisting on developing solutions to the problems and exercises posed by the teacher.
ii. Working cooperatively developing solutions to the problems proposed by the teacher (PO d).
3. Mid-term partial exam and final exam (PO a, e, k).
4. There will be a group tutoring session for each small group to solve the queries and doubts of students.