There is need for a standard method or saving multiple return addresses and other registers as well. The elegant solution is known as "The Stack.
There are not many options to do that. The most natural approach is to take the first item and to compare its value against the values of all other elements. Once we find a smaller element we continue the comparisons with its value.
Finally we find the minimum. First thing to note is that we pass through the array with n steps and we need exactly n-1 comparisons.
Obviously finding both the minimum and the maximum value is O n with n-1 comparisons, but what about combining these tasks into one single pass. Finding the maximum is identical to finding the minimum and requires n-1 comparisons!
However we can reduce the number of comparisons! Instead of taking only one item from the array and comparing it against the minimum and maximum we can take a pair of items at each step.
Thus we can first compare them and then compare the smaller value with the currently smallest value and the greater item with the currently greatest value.
This will make only 3 comparisons instead of 4. The implementation of finding the maximum is practically the same. Simply merging these two functions will lead us to a O n with 2n — 2 comparisons solution. However we can take a pair of items on each step. Because on each iteration we jump by two items, in case the number of array items is even we must check for the array boundaries.
This can be overcome by adding a sentinel.
Sentinel Without sentinel Complexity The complexity of finding both minimum and maximum is O n. Even after combining the both algorithms in one single pass the complexity remains O n. Application This algorithm can be applied in various fields of the computer science, since its nature is so basic.
However there are two reasons why this approach is so important. With a clever trick and with the observation that the two operations are related minimum and maximum we can reduce the number of comparisons. In the other hand we see how using a sentinel can be very handy and can spare us some comparisons, just like the sequential search./* Write a C program to sort given N elements using SELECTION sort method * * using functions * * a) To find maximum of elements * * b) To swap two elements */.
To really justify using a merge sort, we just about need to write a much more generalized sort program that can actually be used on inputs that exceed available memory. The First Time Designer’s Guide is a basic overview of Intel embedded development process and tools for the first time user.
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