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Unformatted text preview: 1 Trees 2 Readings ¡ Required [Carrano & Prichard] Chapter 10 3 Linked list Each node in a Linked list has one child. To traverse from the head node to the last node requires O(n) time. 4 A Tree as a Data Structure • shown upside down • Used to represent relationships • has a hierarchy 5 Definitions node edge Data objects (the circles) in a tree are called nodes . Links between nodes are called edges . Data objects (the circles) in a tree are called nodes. Links between nodes are called edges. 6 Relationship ¡ A is a parent of B and C ¡ B and C are children of A ¡ B and C are siblings (with the same parent A) D E A B F C 7 Relationship ¡ D is an ancestor of B. ¡ B is a descendant of A and D. ¡ Definition: Node X is an ancestor of node Y if ¢ X is a parent of Y, or ¢ X is a parent of some node Z and Z is an ancestor of Y. D E A B F C 8 Tree Nodes root (has no parent) internal nodes (has one parent and at least one child) leaves (has no children) Every node (except the root) of a tree has one parent. A node with no children is a leaf node. In every tree, there is a node without parent, called the root node. Nodes without children are called the leave nodes. The nonleave nodes are also called internal nodes. 9 subtree Subtree A node and all of its descendants form a subtree Q: Can a leaf be a subtree? 10 Tree is recursive ! A tree is either • nothing, or • A node, with some set of subtrees, each of which is a tree ... A tree is recursive in nature. A node and all of its descendant form a subtree. 11 Level of a node ¡ Number of nodes on the path from the root to the node ¢ level of root is 1 ¢ level of A is 2 A B C level Different textbooks give different definition of level. We use the definition as shown in the slide 12 Height of a tree ¡ Maximum level of the nodes in the tree is the height of the tree A B C height = 4 Again, our definition of height is given in the slide. 13 Size of a tree ¡ Number of nodes in the tree is the size of the tree A • The size of this tree is 10. • The size of the subtree rooted at A is 4. Empty tree has size 0 14 Applications of Trees A tree can be used to represent data that is hierarchical in Nature A tree can be used to represent data that is hierarchical in nature. 15 File systems Desktop My Documents My Computer … C: D: H: I: … For example, a file system can be represented as a tree, with the topmost directory as the root (in OS term, this is called the “root” directory). 16 Arithmetic Expressions (a+b) * (ab) + 2 + 2 * + a b a b Q: How do you construct such a tree from a given arithmetic expression? An arithmetic expression can be represented by a tree as well. The leave nodes are the variables/values. The internal nodes are the operations....
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 Algorithms, Data Structures

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