# Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science

## Volume 6 n° 1 (2003), pp. 91-100

author: | Charles Knessl |
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title: | Numerical Studies of the Asymptotic Height Distribution in Binary Search Trees |

keywords: | asymptotics, height, binary search trees, numerical analysis |

abstract: | We study numerically a non-linear integral
equation that arises in the study of binary search trees.
If the tree is constructed from n elements, this integral
equation describes the asymptotic (as n → ∞) distribution of the height of the tree. This supplements some asymptotic results we recently obtained for the tails of the distribution. The asymptotic height distribution is shown to be unimodal with highly asymmetric tails. If your browser does not display the abstract correctly (because of the different mathematical symbols) you can look it up in the PostScript or PDF files. |

reference: | Charles Knessl (2003),
Numerical Studies of the Asymptotic Height Distribution in Binary Search Trees,
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 6, pp. 91-100 |

bibtex: | For a corresponding BibTeX entry, please consider our BibTeX-file. |

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