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# Array, linear and Binary Search

## 1. (a) Define Array (one, two/multidimensional) with

example.

linear

A
array is a list of finite
number n of homogeneous data elements
such that :
a) The elements of the array are
referenced respectively by an index
set consisting of n consecutive
numbers.
b) The elements of the array are stored
respectively in successive memory
locations.
The number n of elements is called the length or size of the array.

Two-dimensional Arrays

An array keeps track of multiple pieces of information in linear order, a onedimensional list. However, the data associated with certain systems (a digital
image, a board game, etc.) lives in two dimensions. To visualize this data, we
need a multi-dimensional data structure, that is, a multi-dimensional array. A
two-dimensional array is really nothing more than an array of arrays (a threedimensional array is an array of arrays of arrays).
A two-dimensional array looks like this:
int[][] myArray = { {0,1,2,3}, {3,2,1,0}, {3,5,6,1}, {3,8,3,4} };

(b) What is sorting? How Bubble sort algorithm works (p4.10, also see
algorithm 4.4,
p4.11). Practice the exercise: Ex. 4.7, p4.10
Sorting is nothing but storage of data in sorted order, it can be in ascending or descending order.
The term Sorting comes into picture with the term Searching.
Sorting arranges data in a sequence which makes searching easier.

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2.
3.
a)

## Repeat steps 2 and 3 for K = 1 to N-1.

Set PTR: =1.[Initializes pass pointer PTR]
Repeat while PTR<=N-K: [Executes pass]
If DATA[PTR]>DATA[PTR+1],then:
TEMP := A[PTR], A[PTR] := A[PTR+1], A[PTR+1] := temp
[End of if structure]
b) Set PTR: =PTR+1
[End of inner loop]
[End of step 1 Outer loop]

## Buble Short Example :

2. (a) Define linear and binary search. Write their algorithms (Algorithm 4.5,
p4.13 andAlgorithm 4.6, p4.16).

Linear Search
A linear search is the basic and simple search algorithm. A linear search searches an element or
value from an array till the desired element or value is not found and it searches in a sequence
order. It compares the element with all the other elements given in the list and if the element is
matched it returns the value index else it return -1. Linear Search is applied on the unsorted or
unordered list when there are fewer elements in a list.

Binary Search
Binary Search is applied on the sorted array or list. In binary search, we first compare the value with
the elements in the middle position of the array. If the value is matched, then we return the value. If
the value is less than the middle element, then it must lie in the lower half of the array and if it's
greater than the element then it must lie in the upper half of the array. We repeat this procedure on
the lower (or upper) half of the array. Binary Search is useful when there are large numbers of
elements in an array.