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• You can give some more explanation of stacks by with the help of the following example. 1. A stack is like an empty box containing books, which is just wide enough to hold the books in one pile. 2. The books can be placed as well as removed only from the top of the box. 3. The book most recently put in the box is the first one to be taken out. 4. The book at the bottom is the first one to be put inside the box and the last one to be taken out.
• In this slide you need to show the calculation to determine the sum of an arithmetic progression for bubble sort algorithm. Refer to student guide.
• In this slide you need to show the calculation to determine the sum of an arithmetic progression for bubble sort algorithm. Refer to student guide.
• This is one of the applications where stack is used. You need to run through the slides and then ask students to write an algorithm to check the correctness of the nested parenthesis. The algorithm will be: Scan the expression. Push the opening bracket into the stack. If a closing bracket is encountered, check if the closing bracket is same as the opening bracket. If this condition holds true, POP the corresponding opening bracket from the stack. If the condition is false, the expression is not a valid expression.
• Tell students that stacks can be implemented using both arrays and Linked List. The slides to explain the implementation of stacks using an array are given.
• Make this session an interactive one by asking students to write an algorithm to implement POP operation using an array. Let students first try to write the algorithm. Then you can explain the algorithm given in the student guide. In addition, also explain the exception conditions that is encountered while popping an element from the stack, using an array.
• In this slide you need to show the calculation to determine the sum of an arithmetic progression for bubble sort algorithm. Refer to student guide.
• Student have learnt the implementation of Linked List in chapter 2, therefore ask students to write an algorithm for the PUSH and POP operations using linked lists.
• To demonstrate this activity, you do not need to write the complete code. You can use the data files provided at the following location. TIRM  Datafiles for Faculty  Chapter 06  Activities  StackUsingArrays_CSharp.txt and TIRM  Datafiles for Faculty  Chapter 06  Activities  StackUsingArrays_CPP.txt .
• To demonstrate this activity, you do not need to write the complete code. You can use the data files provided at the following location. TIRM  Datafiles for Faculty  Chapter 06  Activities  StackUsingLinkedList_CSharp.txt and TIRM  Datafiles for Faculty  Chapter 06  Activities  StackUsingLinkedList_CPP.txt .
• In this slide you need to show the calculation to determine the sum of an arithmetic progression for bubble sort algorithm. Refer to student guide.
• In this slide you need to show the calculation to determine the sum of an arithmetic progression for bubble sort algorithm. Refer to student guide.
• In this section, you need to discuss the applications of Stacks. In addition, to the given applications, you can discuss some real life applications also. For example, ask students to notice the operations in their Mobile phones. When you go to the Menu  log  Recent calls  Missed calls. On the missed call page, you will be able to view all the missed call number. To back to the main page, you need to press the back option and it will take you page, you last visited.
• In this section, you need to discuss the applications of Stacks. In addition, to the given applications, you can discuss some real life applications also. For example, ask students to notice the operations in their Mobile phones. When you go to the Menu  log  Recent calls  Missed calls. On the missed call page, you will be able to view all the missed call number. To back to the main page, you need to press the back option and it will take you page, you last visited.
• Explain this concept to students by further telling them that the changes are internally stored in the stack data structure inside the computer. The last change made is the first one to be reverted.
• In this slide, ask students to relate to the example they have learnt in the beginning of the session.
• In this slide, ask students to relate to the example they have learnt in the beginning of the session.
• To demonstrate this activity, you do not need to write the complete code. You can use the data files provided at the following location. TIRM  Datafiles for Faculty  Chapter 06  Activities  InfixToPostfix_CSharp.txt and TIRM  Datafiles for Faculty  Chapter 06  Activities  InfixToPostfix_CPP.txt .
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1. 1. Data Structures and AlgorithmsObjectives In this session, you will learn to: Identify the features of a stack Implement stacks Apply stacks to solve programming problems Ver. 1.0 Session 10
2. 2. Data Structures and AlgorithmsStacks • Let us play the game of Rummy. 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
3. 3. Data Structures and AlgorithmsDefining a Stack A stack is Stack ? What is a a collection of data items that can be accessed at only one end, called top. Items can be inserted and deleted in a stack only at the top. The last item inserted in a stack is the first one to be deleted. Therefore, a stack is called a Last-In-First-Out (LIFO) data structure. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
4. 4. Data Structures and AlgorithmsIdentifying the Operations on Stacks • PUSH: It two process of inserting are performed There areis thebasic operations that a new element on the top of a stacks: stack. PUSH POP Push an Element 1 Empty Stack 1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
5. 5. Data Structures and AlgorithmsIdentifying the Operations on Stacks (Contd.) • PUSH: It is the process of inserting a new element on the top of a stack. Push an Push an Element 2 Element 3 3 2 1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
6. 6. Data Structures and AlgorithmsIdentifying the Operations on Stacks (Contd.) • POP: It is the process of deleting an element from the top of a stack. POP an Element 3 3 2 2 1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
7. 7. Data Structures and AlgorithmsJust a minute Elements in stacks are inserted and deleted on a ___________ basis. Answer: LIFO Ver. 1.0 Session 10
8. 8. Data Structures and AlgorithmsJust a minute List down some real life examples that work on the LIFO principle. Answer: Pile of books: Suppose a set of books are placed one over the other in a pile. When you remove books from the pile, the topmost book will be removed first. Similarly, when you have to add a book to the pile, the book will be placed at the top of the pile. Pile of plates: The first plate begins the pile. The second plate is placed on the top of the first plate and the third plate is placed on the top of the second plate, and so on. In general, if you want to add a plate to the pile, you can keep it on the top of the pile. Similarly, if you want to remove a plate, you can remove the plate from the top of the pile. Bangles in a hand: When a person wears bangles, the last bangle worn is the first one to be removed. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
9. 9. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks You need to develop a method to check if the parentheses in an arithmetic expression are correctly nested. How will you solve this problem? You can solve this problem easily by using a stack. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
10. 10. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} Consider an example. Suppose the expression is: {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} Scan the expression from left to right. The first entry to be scanned is ‘{’, which is a left parenthesis. Push it into the stack. { Ver. 1.0 Session 10
11. 11. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} The next entry to be scanned is ‘(’, which is a left parenthesis. Push it into the stack. The next entry is ‘a’, which is an operand. Therefore, it is discarded. The next entry is ‘+’, which is an operator. Therefore, it is discarded. ( { The next entry is ‘b’, which is an operand. Therefore, it is discarded. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
12. 12. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} The next entry to be scanned is ‘)’, which is a right parenthesis POP the topmost entry from the stack. Match the two brackets. ( ) Brackets Matched ( { Ver. 1.0 Session 10
13. 13. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) The next entry to be scanned {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} is ‘×’, which is an operator. Therefore, it is discarded. The next entry to be scanned is ‘(’, which is a left parenthesis Push it into the stack The next entry to be scanned is ‘c’, which is an operand. Therefore it is discarded ( The next entry to be scanned { is ‘+’, which is an operator. Therefore it is discarded The next entry to be scanned is ‘d’, which is an operand. Therefore it is discarded Ver. 1.0 Session 10
14. 14. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} The next entry to be scanned is ‘)’, which is a right parenthesis. POP the topmost element from the stack. Match the two brackets. ( ) Brackets Matched ( { Ver. 1.0 Session 10
15. 15. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) The next entry to be scanned {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} is ‘+’, which is an operator. Therefore, it is discarded. The next entry to be scanned is ‘(’, which is a left parenthesis. Push it into the stack. The next entry to be scanned is ‘c’, which is an operand. Therefore, it is discarded. ( The next entry to be scanned { is ‘×’, which is an operator. Therefore, it is discarded. The next entry to be scanned is ‘d’, which is an operand. Therefore, it is discarded. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
16. 16. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} The next entry to be scanned is ‘)’, which is a right parenthesis. POP the topmost element from the stack. Match the two brackets. ( ) Brackets Matched ( { Ver. 1.0 Session 10
17. 17. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Stacks (Contd.) {(a + b) × (c + d) + (c × d)]} The next entry to be scanned is ‘]’, which is a right parenthesis. POP the topmost element from the stack. Match the two brackets. { ] Brackets Do Not Match The Expression is INVALID { Ver. 1.0 Session 10
18. 18. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array A stack is similarstack list in which insertion and deletion is To implement a to a using an array: allowed only atarray: end. – Declare an one Therefore,Stack[5];a // Maximum size needs to be specified in int similar to list, stack can be implemented using both arrays and linked lists. // advance – Declare a variable, top to hold the index of the topmost element in the stacks: int top; – Initially, when the stack is empty, set: top = –1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
19. 19. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) Let us now write an algorithm for 1. Increment top by 1. the PUSH operation. 3. Store the value to be pushed at index top in Initially: the array. Top now top = – 1 contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 3 0 1 2 3 4 Stack Ver. 1.0 Session 10
20. 20. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now top = – 1 contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 3 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 10 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
21. 21. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now top = 0 contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 3 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 10 top = 0 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
22. 22. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 3 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 Item pushed top = 0 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
23. 23. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) 1. Increment top by 1. 3. Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 8 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 top = 0 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
24. 24. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 8 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 top = 0 = 1 top Ver. 1.0 Session 10
25. 25. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 8 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 Item pushed top = 1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
26. 26. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) 1. Increment top by 1. 3. Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 5 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 top = 1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
27. 27. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 5 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 top = top = 2 1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
28. 28. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 5 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 Item pushed top = 2 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
29. 29. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) 1. Increment top by 1. 3. Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 1 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 top = 2 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
30. 30. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 1 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 top = 2 = 3 top Ver. 1.0 Session 10
31. 31. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 1 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 Item pushed top = 3 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
32. 32. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) 1. Increment top by 1. 3. Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 9 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 top = 3 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
33. 33. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 9 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 top = 3 = 4 top Ver. 1.0 Session 10
34. 34. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 9 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 9 Item pushed top = 4 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
35. 35. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) 1. Increment top by 1. 3. Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 2 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 9 top = 4 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
36. 36. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 2 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 9 top = 4top = 5 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
37. 37. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) • Increment top by 1. • Store the value to be pushed at index top in the array. Top now contains the index of the topmost element. PUSH an element 2 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 9 Stack overflow top = 5 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
38. 38. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) The stack has been implemented To avoid the stack overflow, you 1. Increment top–by 1. If top = MAX 1: a. Display “Stack need to checksizethe stack full in an array of for 5. 3. Store the value to be Full” condition before pushing an element Therefore, you cannot store more pushed at index top in b. Exit the array. Top now into theelements in the stack. than 5 stack. 3. contains the index1of the Increment top by Let us modify the algorithm to check topmost element. 5. Store the value to be for this condition. pushed at index top in the array 0 1 2 3 4 Stack 3 10 8 5 1 9 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
39. 39. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using an Array (Contd.) Write an algorithm to implement the POP operation on a stack. Algorithm for POP operation: 1. If top = – 1: a. Display “Stack Empty” b. Exit 4. Retrieve the value stored at index top 5. Decrement top by 1 Ver. 1.0 Session 10
40. 40. Data Structures and AlgorithmsJust a minute In a stack, data can be stored and removed only from one end of the stack called the ______ of the stack. Answer: top Ver. 1.0 Session 10
41. 41. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing a Stack Using a Linked List Write an algorithm to implement theas follows: The algorithm for PUSH operation isPUSH and POP POP operation is as follows: operations using a Linkedtmp point to the topmost node. Make a memory for the List. 1. Allocatevariable/pointer new node. 2. Assign valuevalue contained in the topmost node. Retrieve the to the data field of the new node. 3. Make the next field of nextnew node point to top. top point to the the node in sequence. 4. Make topmemory allocatednode. node marked by tmp. Release point to the new to the Ver. 1.0 Session 10
42. 42. Data Structures and AlgorithmsActivity: Implementing a Stack Using an Array Problem Statement: Write a program to implement a stack by using an array that can store five elements. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
43. 43. Data Structures and AlgorithmsActivity: Implementing a Stack Using a Linked List Problem Statement: Write a program to implement a stack by using a linked list. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
44. 44. Data Structures and AlgorithmsJust a minute What will be the condition for stack full in a stack implemented as a linked list? Answer: When a stack is implemented as a linked list, there is no upper bound limit on the size of the stack. Therefore, there will be no stack full condition in this case. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
45. 45. Data Structures and AlgorithmsJust a minute If a stack is represented in memory by using a linked list, then insertion and deletion of data will be done ________. 1. At the end of the list 2. At the beginning of the list 3. Anywhere in the list 4. At the beginning and at the end of the list respectively Answer: 2. At the beginning of the list Ver. 1.0 Session 10
46. 46. Data Structures and AlgorithmsApplications of Stacks Some of the applications of stacks are: Implementing function calls Maintaining the UNDO list for an application Checking the nesting of parentheses in an expression Evaluating expressions Ver. 1.0 Session 10
47. 47. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls Implementing function calls: Consider an example. There are three functions, F1, F2, and F3. Function F1 invokes F2 and function F2 invokes F3, as shown. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
48. 48. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() Assuming these instructions at the { given locations in the memory. 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
49. 49. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() { The execution starts from 1100 int x; function F1 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
50. 50. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
51. 51. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x=5 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
52. 52. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x=5 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1103, x = 5 1122 print(x); } Address and the local variable of F1 void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
53. 53. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x = 10 5 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1103, x = 5 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
54. 54. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x = 10 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 1122, x = 10 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1103, x = 5 1122 print(x); } Address and the local variable of F2 void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
55. 55. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x = 20 10 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 1122, x = 10 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1103, x = 5 1122 print(x); } Address and the local variable of F2 void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
56. 56. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x = 20 10 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) 1122, x = 10 { 1120 1122, x = 10 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1103, x = 5 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; 20 } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
57. 57. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x=5 10 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) 1103, x = 5 { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1103, x = 5 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; 20 10 } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
58. 58. Data Structures and AlgorithmsImplementing Function Calls (Contd.) void F1() x=5 { 1100 int x; 1101 x = 5; 1102 F2(); 1103 print(x); } void F2(int x) { 1120 x = x + 5; 1121 F3(x); 1122 print(x); } void F3(int x) { 1140 x = x × 2; 1141 print x; 20 10 5 } Ver. 1.0 Session 10
59. 59. Data Structures and AlgorithmsMaintaining the UNDO list for an Application Maintaining the UNDO list for an application: Consider that you made some changes in a Word document. Now, you want to revert back those changes. You can revert those changes with the help of an UNDO feature. The UNDO feature reverts the changes in a LIFO manner. This means that the change that was made last is the first one to be reverted. You can implement the UNDO list by using a stack. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
60. 60. Data Structures and AlgorithmsChecking the Nesting of Parentheses in an Expression Checking the nesting of parentheses in an expression: You can do this by checking the following two conditions: – The number of left parenthesis should be equal to the number of right parenthesis. – Each right parenthesis is preceded by a matching left parenthesis. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
61. 61. Data Structures and AlgorithmsEvaluating Expressions Evaluating an expression by using stacks: Stacks can be used to solve complex arithmetic expressions. The evaluation of an expression is done in two steps: Conversion of the infix expression into a postfix expression. Evaluation of the postfix expression. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
62. 62. Data Structures and AlgorithmsActivity: Implementing a Stack using a Linked List Problem Statement: Write a program that accepts an infix expression, and then converts it into a postfix expression. You can assume that the entered expression is a valid infix expression. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
63. 63. Data Structures and AlgorithmsSummary In this session, you learned that: A stack is a collection of data items that can be accessed at only one end, called top. The last item inserted in a stack is the first one to be deleted. A stack is called a LIFO data structure. There are two operations that can be performed on stacks. They are: – PUSH – POP – Stacks can be implemented by using both arrays and linked lists. Ver. 1.0 Session 10
64. 64. Data Structures and AlgorithmsSummary (Contd.) Stacks are used in many applications. Some of the application domains of stacks are as follows: Implementing function calls Maintaining the UNDO list for an application Checking the nesting of parentheses in an expression Evaluating expressions Ver. 1.0 Session 10