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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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18. Searching and Sorting

With sobs and tears he sorted out Those of the largest size ...

—Lewis Carroll

Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt; Nothing’s so hard, but search will find it out.

—Robert Herrick

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises — but only performance is reality.

—Harold S. Green

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll:

• Search for a given value in an array using the linear search and binary search algorithms.

• Sort arrays using the selection and insertion sort algorithms.

• Sort arrays using the recursive merge sort algorithm.

• Determine the efficiency of searching and sorting algorithms in terms of Big O.

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