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C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

By : Marcin Jamro
5 (1)
Book Image

C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Marcin Jamro

Overview of this book

Building your own applications is exciting but challenging, especially when tackling complex problems tied to advanced data structures and algorithms. This endeavor demands profound knowledge of the programming language as well as data structures and algorithms – precisely what this book offers to C# developers. Starting with an introduction to algorithms, this book gradually immerses you in the world of arrays, lists, stacks, queues, dictionaries, and sets. Real-world examples, enriched with code snippets and illustrations, provide a practical understanding of these concepts. You’ll also learn how to sort arrays using various algorithms, setting a solid foundation for your programming expertise. As you progress through the book, you’ll venture into more complex data structures – trees and graphs – and discover algorithms for tasks such as determining the shortest path in a graph before advancing to see various algorithms in action, such as solving Sudoku. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to use the C# language to build algorithmic components that are not only easy to understand and debug but also seamlessly applicable in various applications, spanning web and mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Queues

Another leading subject of Chapter 5, Stacks and Queues, was a queue. This is also a representative of limited access data structures. While using a queue, you can only add new elements at the end (the enqueue operation) and remove the element from the queue only from the beginning of the queue (the dequeue operation). For this reason, this data structure is consistent with the FIFO principle, which stands for First-In First-Out. The built-in implementation as the Queue class is available for you, as well.

The illustration of a queue is shown as follows:

Figure 10.5 – Illustration of a queue

Figure 10.5 – Illustration of a queue

It is also possible to use a priority queue, which extends the concept of a queue by setting the priority for each element. Thus, the dequeue operation returns the element with the highest priority, which was added earliest to the queue. When all elements with the highest priority are dequeued, the priority queue handles elements with the next highest...