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Data Structures and Abstractions with Java, 5th Edition


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An approachable format and content organization that aids delivery and comprehension

  • Each chapter focuses on either the specification and use of an ADT or various implementations of an ADT. The book’s organization makes it easy for instructors to cover the specification of an ADT followed by that ADT’s implementations, or to treat the specification and use of several ADTs before considering any implementation issues.
  • Java Interludes treat pertinent aspects of Java separately from the coverage of data structures and occur throughout the book between chapters as needed. The book’s focus, however, remains on data structures, not the implementation language Java.
  • Safe and secure programming concepts are explained and emphasized in both design and coding.
  • Updated - The order of selected topics is revised. In particular, queues and lists are covered earlier than in the previous edition.
  • New - Refined explanations and illustrations improve students’ understanding of difficult subject matter and reduce confusion.
  • New - Reduced amount of Java code improves readability.
  • New - A new chapter has been added to cover recursion, introducing grammar, languages, and backtracking.

Special pedagogical tools to support learning

  • New - Additional Notes, Security Notes, Programming Tips, and Design Decisions appear throughout the book.
  • New - Exercises and programming projects that emphasize areas of gaming, e-commerce, and finance are added to most chapters.
  • Updated - Self-Test Questions are now renamed Study Questions to encourage group work as opposed to solo studying. Answers are available online.
  • New - The appendix about Java classes is now included in the book.

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.


  • Copyright 2019
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 960
  • Edition: 5th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-483169-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-483169-5

A relatable and friendly introduction to data structures and their implementation

The 5th Edition of Data Structures and Abstractions with Java introduces readers to data structures (CS-2) in a supportive, reader-friendly way. The book’s organization, sequencing, and pace of topic coverage make teaching and learning easier by:

  • Focusing the reader’s attention on one concept at a time
  • Providing flexibility in the order in which one can cover topics
  • Clearly separating the specification of each abstract data type (ADT) from its implementation
  • Placing relevant coverage of Java into Java Interludes, which you can use as needed.

To increase readability and learning potential, the numbered segments and modular presentation provide a flexible, customizable pathway through the material and focus the reader’s attention on one concept at a time. Numerous examples that mimic real-world situations provide a context for the new material and help to make it easier for audiences to learn and retain abstract concepts. The 5th Edition has a revamped structure and additional pedagogical tools to assist in mastering concepts.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction: Organizing Data

Prelude: Designing Classes

1. Bags

Java Interlude 1 Generics

2. Bag Implementations That Use Arrays

Java Interlude 2 Exceptions

3. A Bag Implementation That Links Data

4. The Efficiency of Algorithms

5. Stacks

6. Stack Implementations

Java Interlude 3 More About Exceptions

7. Queues, Deques, and Priority Queues

8. Queue, Deque, and Priority Queue Implementations

9. Recursion

10. Lists

11. A List Implementation That Uses an Array

12. A List Implementation That Links Data

Java Interlude 4 Iterators

13 Iterators for the ADT List

14. Problem Solving With Recursion

Java Interlude 5 More About Generics

15. An Introduction to Sorting

16. Faster Sorting Methods

Java Interlude 6 Mutable and Immutable Objects

17. Sorted Lists

Java Interlude 7 Inheritance and Polymorphism

18. Inheritance and Lists

19. Searching

Java Interlude 8 Generics Once Again

20. Dictionaries

21. Dictionary Implementations

22. Introducing Hashing

23. Hashing as a Dictionary Implementation

24. Trees

25. Tree Implementations

Java Interlude 9 Cloning

26. A Binary Search Tree Implementation

27. A Heap Implementation

28. Balanced Search Trees

29. Graphs

30. Graph Implementations


A. Documentation and Programming Style

B. Java Classes

C. Creating Classes from Other Classes

Online Supplements

1. Java Basics

2. File Input and Output

3. Glossary

4. Answers to Study Questions


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