Foundations of Data Structures

Learn the best way to structure and represent data.

Foundations of Data Structures

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6–8 hours per week
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About this course

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Data structures provide a means to manage large amounts of data for use in databases and internet indexing services. Efficient data structures are key for designing efficient algorithms and obtaining maintainable software design.

In this Computer Science course, you will start by learning basic data types, such as numbers, and gradually build a conceptual framework for organizing and managing efficient structures.

Topics covered:

  • Basic Data Types, Notion of an Abstract Data Type
  • Mathematical Properties of Sequences
  • Special Types of Sequences: Stacks, Queues, Strings
  • Implementation of Sequence Type: Arrays and Linked Lists
  • Trees
  • Sets and Maps
  • Graphs

Preliminary understanding of implementing sequence structures such as stacks, queues, and linked lists, will also be covered.

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Computer Science XSeries Program:

At a glance

  • Institution: IITBombayX
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    Knowledge of programming concepts, as covered in ‘Basic Programming’ course is necessary.

What you'll learn

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  • Various data structures
  • How to organize data efficiently
  • How to use appropriate data structures for representing, organizing, and manipulating data
  • How to create data structures using basic programming

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