Data Structures | Heap | Question 1
What is the time complexity of Build Heap operation. Build Heap is used to build a max(or min) binary heap from a given array. Build Heap is used in Heap Sort as a first step for sorting.
Explanation: Following is algorithm for building a Heap of an input array A.
BUILD-HEAP(A) heapsize := size(A); for i := floor(heapsize/2) downto 1 do HEAPIFY(A, i); end for END
Although the worst case complexity looks like O(nLogn), upper bound of time complexity is O(n). See following links for the proof of time complexity.