Java Structures for more than five years. Thousands of faculty, students, researchers, industrial and recreational programmers have investigated this lean and well tested approach to data structure design.
In this edition, the text develops a heavily tested package that is
independent of but consistent with the Collection package offered by Sun. In
many cases, the variety of implementations provides the programmer choices of
data structure that are not available with the Collection system. For those
curricula that make
use of the Collection package, the structure package can be easily integrated into existing applications. All classes are fully documented and make consistent use of pre- and post-conditioning, and include support for assertion testing.
The second edition also brings a wealth of new resources, including a large
number of new and original exercises and drill problems. Throughout the text,
exercises appear in the running text to direct a
deeper consideration of subtle issues by students. Perhaps the most innovative feature (first found in Baileys Java Elements) is the inclusion of more than a dozen original lab exercises that focus on interesting and often classic problems of computer science.
All code for the books examples, documentation, and the STRUCTURE package is posted on the books website at www.mhhe.com/javastructures.
1 The Object-Oriented Method
2 Comments, Conditions, and Assertions
4 Design Fundamentals
6 A Design Method
9 Linear Structures
10 Ordered Structures
11 Binary Trees
12 Priority Queues
13 Search Trees
Appendix A Answers
Appendix B Beginning with Java
Appendix C Collections
Appendix D Documentation
Appendix E Environments
Appendix F Further Reading
Appendix G Glossary