Separate Chaining: Concept, Advantages & Disadvantages


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Separate chaining is defined as _____.

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1. Data collision occurs in a hash table when _____

2. Separate chaining is best used in situations where _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will assess your understanding of the pros and cons of separate chaining of databases and applications. Important areas of study include an explanation of separate chaining and the way data collision occurs in a hash table.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for these key points on the quiz:

  • Best use of separate chaining
  • One thing that does not affect separate chaining
  • Attribute that causes a poor turnaround when searching operations are used

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define separate chaining
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an example of the most effective use of separate chaining and something that does not impact separate chaining
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the data collision that takes place in a hash table

Additional Learning

For more on applications and databases, consider the accompanying lesson entitled Separate Chaining: Concept, Advantages & Disadvantages. The following topics will be covered:

  • Two parts of a hash table
  • The way strings are loaded with separate chaining
  • Implementation of data structures
  • Cache information on data