How to Implement Stack in Java Using Array and Generics?
Stack is a linear Data Structure that is based on the LIFO concept (last in first out). Instead of only an Integer Stack, Stack can be of String, Character, or even Float type. There are 4 primary operations in the stack as follows:
- push() Method adds element x to the stack.
- pop() Method removes the last element of the stack.
- top() Method returns the last element of the stack.
- empty() Method returns whether the stack is empty or not.
Note: Time Complexity is of order 1 for all operations of the stack
let s = empty stack of Integer type with size 4
push (100) : top = top + 1 and s[top] = 100
push (200) : top = top + 1 and s[top] = 200
push (300) : top = top + 1 and s[top] = 300
pop ( ) : top = top - 1
push (500) : top = top + 1 and s[top] = 500
push (600) : top = top + 1 and s[top] = 600
Note:push (700) : top +1 == size of stack : Stack Overflow ! // Since top = 3 and size of stack = 4, no more elements can be pushed
s1 after pushing 10, 20 and 30 : 10->20->30 s1 after pop : 10->20 s2 after pushing 3 elements : hello->world->java s2 after pushing 4th element : Stack Overflow s3 after pushing 2 elements : 100.0->200.0 top element of s3: 200.0
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