# 6.2 Maintaining the heap property

## 6.2-1

Using figure 6.2 as a model, illustrate the operation of $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}(A, 3)$ on the array $A = \langle 27, 17, 3, 16, 13, 10, 1, 5, 7, 12, 4, 8, 9, 0 \rangle$.

\begin{aligned} \langle 27, 17, 3, 16, 13, 10,1, 5, 7, 12, 4, 8, 9, 0 \rangle \\ \langle 27, 17, 10, 16, 13, 3, 1, 5, 7, 12, 4, 8, 9, 0 \rangle \\ \langle 27, 17, 10, 16, 13, 9, 1, 5, 7, 12, 4, 8, 3, 0 \rangle \\ \end{aligned}

## 6.2-2

Starting with the procedure $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}$, write pseudocode for the procedure $\text{MIN-HEAPIFY}(A, i)$, which performs the corresponding manipulation on a min-heap. How does the running time of $\text{MIN-HEAPIFY}$ compare to that of $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}$?

MIN-HEAPIFY(A, i)
l = LEFT(i)
r = RIGHT(i)
if l ≤ A.heap-size and A[l] < A[i]
smallest = l
else smallest = i
if r ≤ A.heap-size and A[r] < A[smallest]
smallest = r
if smallest != i
exchange A[i] with A[smallest]
MIN-HEAPIFY(A, smallest)


The running time is the same. Actually, the algorithm is the same with the exceptions of two comparisons and some names.

## 6.2-3

What is the effect of calling $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}(A, i)$ when the element $A[i]$ is larger than its children?

No effect. The comparisons are carried out, $A[i]$ is found to be largest and the procedure just returns.

## 6.2-4

What is the effect of calling $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}(A, i)$ for $i > A.heap\text-size / 2$?

No effect. In that case, it is a leaf. Both $\text{LEFT}$ and $\text{RIGHT}$ return values that fail the comparison with the heap size and $i$ is stored in largest. Afterwards the procedure just returns.

## 6.2-5

The code for $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}$ is quite efficient in terms of constant factors, except possibly for the recursive call in line 10, which might cause some compilers to produce inefficient code. Write an efficient $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}$ that uses an iterative control construct (a loop) instead of recursion.

MAX-HEAPIFY(A, i)
while true
l = LEFT(i)
r = RIGHT(i)
if l ≤ A.heap-size and A[l] > A[i]
largest = l
else largest = i
if r ≤ A.heap-size and A[r] > A[largest]
largest = r
if largest == i
return
exchange A[i] with A[largest]
i = largest


## 6.2-6

Show that the worst-case running time of $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}$ on a heap of size $n$ is $\Omega(\lg n)$. ($\textit{Hint:}$ For a heap with $n$ nodes, give node values that cause $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}$ to be called recursively at every node on a simple path from the root down to a leaf.)

Consider the heap resulting from $A$ where $A = 1$ and $A[i] = 2$ for $2 \le i \le n$. Since $1$ is the smallest element of the heap, it must be swapped through each level of the heap until it is a leaf node. Since the heap has height $\lfloor \lg n\rfloor$, $\text{MAX-HEAPIFY}$ has worst-case time $\Omega(\lg n)$.