University of Colorado Boulder

Trees and Graphs: Basics

This course is part of Foundations of Data Structures and Algorithms Specialization

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  • Define basic tree data structures and identify algorithmic functions associated with them

  • Execute traversals and create graphs within a binary search tree structure

  • Describe strongly connected components in graphs

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn about binary search trees and basic algorithms on binary search trees. We will also become familiar with the problem of balancing in binary search trees and study some solutions for balanced binary search trees such as Red-Black Trees.

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5 videos11 readings5 quizzes1 programming assignment1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn about graphs and various basic algorithms on graphs such as depth first/breadth first traversals, finding strongly connected components, and topological sorting.

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7 videos6 readings4 quizzes1 programming assignment

Union Find Data-structure with rank compression. Spanning trees and properties of spanning trees. Prim’s algorithm for finding minimal spanning trees. Kruskal’s algorithm for finding minimal spanning trees.

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5 videos5 readings4 quizzes1 programming assignment

In this module, you will learn about: Shortest Path Problem: Basics. Bellman-Ford Algorithm for single source shortest path. Dijkstra’s algorithm. Algorithms for all-pairs shortest path problem (Floyd-Warshall Algorithm)

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6 videos6 readings3 quizzes1 programming assignment

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Sriram Sankaranarayanan
University of Colorado Boulder
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