Linked Lists for Absolute Beginners

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Linked Lists for Absolute Beginners

Learn to juggle with pointers and nodes like any other data structure!

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Course Description

Learn the basics of linked lists in the C programming language. This course treats the student as a complete beginner to linked lists that has a basic understanding of arrays/pointers and other similar concepts of the C language. What we want is, at the end of this course, for you to be able to use a linked list exactly like a plain old array.

After finishing the course you will be able to

  • Create the data structure for a singly and doubly linked list

  • Insert any element wherever in the linked list

  • Remove an element from the linked list

  • Understand how the linked list is allocated in memory

  • Properly deallocate the linked list

  • And to code other useful algorithms


What will you learn in this course:

  • Linked lists structure implementation
  • Algorithms related to linked lists


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • A working computer

  • C/C++ IDE (Visual Studio, Dev-C++, CodeBlocks etc.)

  • Basic understanding of the C language (especially pointers and stack/heap memory)

Linked Lists for Absolute Beginners


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Singly linked lists
11 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to linked lists 12:14 12:14
  • play icon Iterating a linked list 11:27 11:27
  • play icon Inserting at the end 18:11 18:11
  • play icon Deallocating (or deleting) a linked list 11:27 11:27
  • play icon Inserting at the beginning 05:59 05:59
  • play icon Inserting after a node 08:01 08:01
  • play icon Inserting in a sorted list 17:39 17:39
  • play icon Removing an element 13:02 13:02
  • play icon Reversing a linked list 09:24 09:24
  • play icon Detecting cycles/loops 08:50 08:50
  • play icon Introduction to recursive functions on linked lists, counting number of elements 07:26 07:26
Doubly linked lists
9 Lectures

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