C and Data Structures Textbook free download
C and Data Structures Textbook Free download by Balaguruswamy. Balaguruswamy was one of the famous authors who wrote about the C programming and Data structures in simple language useful to create notes. In this textbook, he explained basics which were easy to understand ever for starters. You will get this textbook in pdf format. Some of the other authors who wrote c and data structures are – Data structures textbook by Padma reddy, data structures book by Revathi poonguzhali.
C Programming and Data Structures Brief Information
Data structures and algorithms textbooks tend to fall into one of two categories: teaching texts or encyclopedias. Books that attempt to do both usually fail at both. This book is intended as a teaching text. I believe it is more important for a practitioner to understand the principles required to select or design the data structure that will best solve some problem than it is to memorize a lot of textbook implementations. Hence, I have designed this as a teaching text that covers most standard data structures, but not all. A few data structure that are not widely adopted are included to illustrate important principles. Some relatively new data structures that should become widely used in the future are included. Within an undergraduate program, this textbook is designed for use in either an advanced lower division (sophomore or junior level) data structure course, or for a senior level algorithms course. New material has been added in the third edition to support its use in an algorithms course. Normally, this text would be used in a course beyond the standard freshman level “CS2” course that often serves as the initial introduction to data structures. Readers of this book should have programming experience, typically two semesters or the equivalent of a structured programming language such as Pascal or C, and including at least some exposure to C++. Readers who are already familiar with recursion will have an advantage. Students of data structure will also benefit from having first completed a good course in Discrete Mathematics. Readers may wish to refer back to the appropriate sections
as needed when encountering unfamiliar mathematical material.
Use of C++:
The programming examples are written in C++, but I do not wish to discourage those unfamiliar with C++ from reading this book. I have attempted to make the examples as clear as possible while maintaining the advantages of C++. C++ is viewed here strictly as a tool to illustrate data structure concepts, and indeed only a minimal subset of C++ is included. In particular, I make use of C++’s support for hiding implementation details, including features such as classes, private class members, constructors, and destructors. These features of the language support the crucial concept of separating logical design, as embodied in the abstract data type, from physical implementation as embodied in the data structures.