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This text expands the traditional course focus to examine not only the structure of a data object, but also its type. This broader focus requires a new paradigm for classifying data types. Within each classification, the different ADTs are presented using axiomatic specifications. Various implementation alternatives are discussed for each ADT and algorithms are written in a pseudo-code based on the Pascal-Modula- 2-Ada model. Next, the Big-O complexity of each implementation is discussed and each ADT is used in an application. Classic algorithms provide applications for some of the ADTs; implementation of a previously defined ADT is the application for others. The result is a clear, logical presentation that gives students a solid, practical foundation in current software engineering principles. Applications are included to demonstrate how the ADTs are used in problem-solving. Proven pedagogical features such as detailed examples, highlighted definitions, numerous illustrations, and exercises teach problem-solving skills.
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Nell B. Dale is an American Computer Scientist noted for her work in computer science education and computer science introductory programming textbooks.
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