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Recursion

A programming concept where a method calls itself during its execution.

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Recursive call

The act of a method calling itself within its own code.

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Base case

A condition in a recursive method that signals the termination of the recursion.

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Forward progression

The movement through recursive calls from the initial call to the base case.

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Backward progression

The movement through recursive calls from the base case back to the initial call.

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Recursively Traversing Arrays

Using recursion to navigate through the elements of an array.

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What happens when the base case is reached?

The execution of the current method is complete and the process repeats back to the initial recursive call.

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In what order are recursive calls completed?

Once the base case is reached, the recursive calls are completed in backwards order.

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Why is a base case important?

The base case ensures that the recursive method completes at some point, preventing an infinite loop.

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How can you traverse arrays without using recursion?

Use a for, for each, or while loop.

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