ADVANCEMENT OF BASE CASE TO THE RECURSION: A WAY TO IMPROVE THE RUNNING TIME OF THE TRADITIONAL MERGE SORT ALGORITHM
Mamun, Shamim Al
Alam, Abu Md. Zafor
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Merge sort is one of the best examples of divide and conquer technique. Divide and conquer is inherently recursive by nature. So if the number of recursive calls can be decreased, the complexity of any recursive algorithm can be improved. This naturally leads to the advancement of base case of recursion. In this research paper, we propose such a base case-advancement technique. We will apply it upon the traditional merge sort and show that it improves the number of recursive calls, the running time as well as the memory requirement.