1. (Sep 17) Course page is online.
  2. (Sep 17) Please register to the Moodle system. You will submit your assignments using Moodle.
  3. (Oct 27) Homework assignment 1 is available.
  4. (Nov 24) Homework assignment 2 is available.
  5. (Dec 7) Homework assignment 3 is available.
  6. (Dec 21) Homework assignment 4 is available.

Course Description

This course introduces the abstract data types of lists, stacks and queues, and shows how one can implement them in C++ using fundamental data structures. It also introduces recursion and algorithm analysis.

Section 1

Instructor: Ercüment Çiçek (Office: EA 514, Email: cicek[at]
Lectures: Tue 15:30-17:20 (EE 05), Fri 10:30-12:20 (EE 05)

Section 2

Instructor: Selim Aksoy (Office: EA 422, Email: )
Lectures: Wed 08:30-10:20 (B Z01), Fri 13:30-15:20 (B Z01)

Section 3

Instructor: Selim Aksoy (Office: EA 422, Email: )
Lectures: Mon 08:30-10:20 (EE 05), Wed 13:30-15:20 (EE 05)

Teaching Assistants

Office Hours



  1. Frank M. Carrano and Timothy Henry, Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors, any edition, Pearson, 2013 or newer (textbook, ebook).
  2. Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel, C++ How to Program, any edition, Prentice Hall, 2011 or newer (recommended).





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  • Ch. 6 (Deitel)

Pointers and Arrays

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Case Study

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  • Ch. 9, Ch. 10 (Deitel)

Multidimensional Arrays

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  • Ch. 8 (Deitel)


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  • Ch. 2 (Carrano)

Algorithm Analysis

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[ Slides: Part 1 | Part 2 ]


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  • Ch. 6, Ch. 7 (Carrano)


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  • Sec. 13-1, Sec. 13-2, Sec. 13-4, Sec. 14-1 (Carrano)



  1. Assignment 1: Due 23:59 on November 19, 2021
  2. Assignment 2: Due 23:59 on December 5, 2021
  3. Assignment 3: Due 23:59 on December 20, 2021
  4. Assignment 4: Due 23:59 on January 3, 2022

Homework assignments will be posted on this page. Assignments are expected to be turned in by 23:55 on the due date. You should upload your solutions to the homework assignments using Moodle before the deadline.

For the late submissions, each student will be given two grace days for each homework assignment (with no deduction of points). If no submission is received within two days after the homework deadline, no submission will be accepted for that homework.

Please make sure you fully understand the Bilkent University Policy on Academic Honesty (in Turkish) and the Rules and Regulations of the Higher Education Council (YOK) (in Turkish). Cheating and plagiarism on exams and homework assignments will be punished according to these regulations.

A very important guideline on academic integrity is the Honor Code for Introductory Programming Courses (CS 101/2 and 201/2) in our department. Please make sure that you are fully aware of these guidelines.

Grading Policy

Midterm exam:40%
Final exam:40%

In order to be able to take the final exam, a student must

Otherwise, the student will receive the FZ grade.

The instructors also reserve the right to set other thresholds for passing grades.

Due to the YOK (Higher Education Council) regulations, we are taking attendance and will report it to the Department at the end of the semester.


When you are in doubt, ask. Use office hours. If you cannot visit us during office hours, you can always ask questions or arrange meetings by e-mail. Study regularly for the course and attend classes. Do your assignments on time and pay attention to the instructions for submitting assignments. Always make sure that the code you submitted does compile and run correctly.

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