Using C, this book develops the concepts and theory of data structures and algorithm analysis step-by-step. It gradually proceeds from concrete examples to abstract principles. The presentation stresses motivation, intuition, and utility before giving technical details. Recurring themes, such as recursion, levels of abstraction, efficiency, representation, and trade-offs, unify the material completely. Important traditional and contemporary software engineering principles are also covered, including modularity, abstract data types and information hiding, as well as new developments, such as risk-based software life cycle models and object-oriented programming.
Text develops the concepts and theories of data structures and algorithm analysis in a gradual, step-by-step fashion, proceeding from concrete examples to abstract principles. The author discusses many contemporary programming topics in the C language, including risk- based software life cycle models, rapid prototyping, and reusable software components. Also provides an introduction to object oriented programming using C++. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)