Chapter 16

Sorting and Searching

This chapter provides an exclusive discussion regarding sorting and searching. In this chapter, a number of sorting techniques namely bubble sort, insertion sort, selection sort, quick sort, merge sort, shell sort, radix sort and heap sort are detailed. The chapter also gives a clear explanation about the very popular and frequently used searching techniques namely linear search, binary search and Fibonacci search.

16.1 SORTING

Sorting is a technique to arrange a set of items in some order. One reason that it is so useful is that it is much easier to search for something in a sorted list than an unsorted one. Among the sorting algorithms, bubble sort, insertion sort and selection sort are good enough for most ...

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