Trees are also Graphs

In this video we discuss a specific type of graph - the binary tree. In the video we discuss some of the properties of a tree that make is a special type of graph, and then we discuss a few common properties of trees that aren’t always present, but are often there in order to make trees a more optimal data structure to work with. This is all used to set the stage for upcoming videos where we start to implement some algorithms first using trees, and then later on more general graphs.

This post is part of the Let's Learn Algorithms series where we learn how algorithms work, see how to implement them, and then spend some time working on practice problems to reinforce how the implementation details work, as well as to help you learn to recognize problems that could be solved using any particular algorithm.

This particular tutorial is part of the section on Graph Theory where we discuss all of the basics about a graph and slowly build our way up to more advanced graph algorithms. This is the first video in the series, so if you are new just sit back and enjoy!

Ready to watch the next video in the series? Depth First Search (DFS) on a Binary Tree

You can view all of the videos in the Let's Learn Algorithms Graph Theory subsection to see if there is one covering a particular topic you are interested in. You can also check out the transcripts for the video below.

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Jon Calhoun is a full stack web developer who teaches about Go, web development, algorithms, and anything programming. If you haven't already, you should totally check out his Go courses.

Previously, Jon worked at several statups including co-founding EasyPost, a shipping API used by several fortune 500 companies. Prior to that Jon worked at Google, competed at world finals in programming competitions, and has been programming since he was a child.

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