Introduction

What’s in this book? This book is designed to be a practical introduction to data structures and algorithms for students who have just begun to write computer programs. This introduction will tell you more about the book, how it is organized, what experience we expect readers will have before starting the book, and what knowledge you will get by reading it and doing the exercises.

Who This Book Is For

Data structures and algorithms are the core of computer science. If you’ve ever wanted to understand what computers can do, how they do it, and what they can’t do, then you need a deep understanding of both (it’s probably better to say “what computers have difficulty doing” instead of what they can’t do). This book may be used as a ...

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