Distribution-Sensitive Binomial Queues

  • Amr Elmasry
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2748)


A new priority queue structure is introduced, for which the amortized time to insert a new element is O(1) while that for the minimum-extraction is \(O({\rm log} \bar{K})\). \(\bar{K}\) is the average, taken over all the deleted elements x, of the number of elements that are inserted during the lifespan of x and are still in the heap when x is removed. Several applications of our structure are mentioned.


Priority Queue Binomial Tree Split Operation Delete Element Marked Node 
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  • Amr Elmasry
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

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