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  1. Binary Trees

  2. Binary Tree • Finite (possibly empty) collection of elements • A nonempty binary tree has a root element • The remaining elements (if any) are partitioned into two binary trees • These are called the left and right subtrees of the binary tree

  3. Differences Between A Tree & A Binary Tree • No node in a binary tree may have a degree more than 2, whereas there is no limit on the degree of a node in a tree. • A binary tree may be empty; a tree cannot be empty. • The subtrees of a binary tree are ordered; those of a tree are not ordered.

  4. a a b b Differences Between A Tree & A Binary Tree • The subtrees of a binary tree are ordered; those of a tree are not ordered • Are different when viewed as binary trees • Are the same when viewed as trees

  5. Binary Trees • Informal defn: each node has 0, 1, or 2 children • Formal defn: a binary tree is a structure that • contains no nodes, or • is comprised of three disjoint sets of nodes: • a root • a binary tree called its left subtree • a binary tree called its right subtree • A binary tree that contains no nodes is called empty • Note: the position of a child matters!

  6. Binary Trees • Full binary tree : • All internal nodes have two children. • Complete binary tree : • All leaves have the same depth • All internal nodes have two children • A complete binary tree of height h has 2h-1 internal nodes and 2h leaves • Also: a binary tree with n nodes hasheight at least  lgn 

  7. What is a binary tree? • Property1: each node can have up to two successor nodes (children) • The predecessor node of a node is called its parent • The "beginning" node is called the root (no parent) • A node without children is called a leaf <=20

  8. What is a binary tree? • Property1: each node can have up to two successor nodes (children) • The predecessor node of a node is called its parent • The "beginning" node is called the root (no parent) • A node without children is called a leaf

  9. What is a binary tree? (cont.) • Property2: a unique path exists from the root to every other node

  10. Some terminology • Ancestor of a node: any node on the path from the root to that node • Descendant of a node: any node on a path from the node to the last node in the path • Level (depth) of a node: number of edges in the path from the root to that node • Height of a tree: number of levels (warning: some books define it as #levels - 1)

  11. internal node external node Properties Binary Trees • Because in a binary tree all the nodes have must have the same number of children we are forced to change the concepts slightly • We say that all internal nodes have two children • External nodes have no children

  12. Recursive definition of a Binary Tree • Most of concepts related to binary trees can be explained recursive • For instance, the definition of what is a binary tree can done recursively • A binary tree is: • An external node, or • An internal node connected to a left binary tree and a right binary tree (called left and right subtrees) • In programming terms we can see that our definition for a linked list (singly) can be modified to have two links from each node instead of one.

  13. Mathematical Properties of Binary Trees • Let's us look at some important mathematical properties of binary trees • A good understanding of these properties will help the understanding of the performance of algorithms that process trees • Some of the properties we'll describe relate also the structural properties of these trees. This is the case because performance characteristics of many algorithms depend on these structural properties and not only the number of nodes.

  14. Minimum Number Of Nodes • Minimum number of nodes in a binary tree whose height is h. • At least one node at each of first h levels. minimum number of nodes is h

  15. Maximum Number Of Nodes • All possible nodes at first h levels are present • Maximum number of nodes • = 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + … + 2h-1 = 2h - 1

  16. Number Of Nodes & Height • Let n be the number of nodes in a binary tree whose height is h. • h <= n <= 2h – 1 • log2(n+1) <= h <= n • The max height of a tree with N nodes is N (same as a linked list) • The min height of a tree with N nodes is log(N+1)

  17. A binary tree with no internal nodes has one external node so the property holds for N=0 • For N>0, any binary tree with N internal nodes has k internal nodes in the left subtree and N-k-1 in the right subtree, for k between 0 and N-1 (since the root is also an internal node). • By the hypothesis above the left subtree will have k+1 external nodes in the left subtree and N-k in the right subtree which gives a total of N+1 external nodes Relationship Between Number of Nodes (Internal - External) • A binary tree with N internal nodes has N+1 external nodes Let's try to prove this using induction...

  18. Number of edges • A binary tree with N internal nodes has 2N edges • In any rooted tree, each node has a unique parent (except the root) • So there are N-1 edges connecting internal nodes • Also, each of the N+1 external nodes has one edge to its unique parent • So there are N+1 edge connecting external nodes to internal nodes • Combining the two we can see that we have 2N edges in the binary tree

  19. If the tree has N nodes k are internal nodes. Since they all (except the root) have one connection to the parent • There are k-1 edges connecting internal nodes • Also, there are N-k external nodes and each of them have a connection to the parent • So there are N-k edges connecting external nodes to internal nodes • Combining the two we can see that we have N-1 edges in the binary tree Number of edges • A binary tree with N nodes (internal and external) has N-1 edges

  20. level 0 level 3 Some More Definitions • The level of a node in a tree is one higher that the level of its parent (root level being 0) • The height of a tree is the maximum of the levels of the tree's nodes

  21. Height 4 full binary tree Full Binary Tree • A full binary tree of a given height h has 2h – 1 nodes

  22. Numbering Nodes in a Full Binary Tree • Number the nodes 1 through 2h – 1. • Number by levels from top to bottom. • Within a level number from left to right. 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  23. 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Node Number Properties • Parent of node i is node i/2 • But node 1 is the root and has no parent • Left child of node i is node 2i • But if 2i > n, node i has no left child • Right child of node i is node 2i+1 • But if 2i+1 > n, node i has no right child

  24. 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Complete Binary Tree With n Nodes • Start with a full binary tree that has at least n nodes. • Number the nodes as described earlier. • The binary tree defined by the nodes numbered 1 through n is the unique n node complete binary tree. Complete binary tree with 10 nodes

  25. Binary Tree Representation • Array representation • Linked representation

  26. b 1 a 2 3 c 4 5 6 7 d f e g 8 9 10 h i j tree[] 0 5 10 Array Representation • Number the nodes using the numbering scheme for a full binary tree • Store the node numbered i in tree[i] a b c d e f g h i j

  27. 1 a 3 b 15 7 d c tree[] a - b - - - c - - - - - - - d 0 5 10 15 Right-Skewed Binary Tree • An n node binary tree needs an array whose length is between n+1 and 2n

  28. Linked Representation • Each binary tree node is represented as an object whose data type is BinaryTreeNode • The space required by an n node binary tree is n * (space required by one node)

  29. Binary Trees • A binary tree is a tree whose nodes have at most two offspring • Example typedef … dataType; struct nodeType { dataType data; struct nodeType *left, *right; }; struct nodeType *tree;

  30. root a c b d f e g h leftChild element rightChild Linked Representation Example