A solid understanding of data structures and algorithms is fundamental to writing clean, performant, fast, and robust programs without relying on scarce resources. To capitalize on this, Software Engineers need to recognize the core concepts of basic data structures, their characteristics, and the algorithms behind them.
In this course, you'll identify the basic structure and representation of a binary tree and tree traversal algorithms. You'll learn how binary trees are essentially nodes that have references to their left and right children. You'll explore how nodes of a binary tree can be traversed using depth-first traversal and breadth-first traversal. Finally, you'll recognize the three flavors that exist for depth-first traversal: pre-order, post-order, and in-order traversal.