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Algorithms and Data Structures: The Science of Computing (Charles River Media Computer Engineering)

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Publisher Comments:

While many computer science textbooks are confined to teaching programming code and languages, Algorithms and Data Structures: The Science of Computing takes a step back to introduce and explore algorithms — the content of the code. Focusing on three core topics: design (the architecture of algorithms), theory (mathematical modeling and analysis), and the scientific method (experimental confirmation of theoretical results), the book helps students see that computer science is about problem solving, not simply the memorization and recitation of languages. Unlike many other texts, the methods of inquiry are explained in an integrated manner so students can see explicitly how they interact. Recursion and object oriented programming are emphasized as the main control structure and abstraction mechanism, respectively, in algorithm design. Designed for the CS2 course, the book includes text exercises and has laboratory exercises at the supplemental Web site.

Book News Annotation:

The authors (professors of computer science at the State U. of New York-Geneseo) present a textbook written for use in undergraduate second-course computer science courses. They differentiate their work from other textbooks on the same topic by emphasizing the interaction between the building of algorithms and the experimental modeling and testing of algorithm behavior.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

While many computer books designed for college-level courses are largely confined to programming code and languages, this work takes a step back to introduce and explore algorithms, the content of the code. Primarily a text about understanding and thinking about computer science as well as working in it, the book focuses on three core topics: design, theory, and the scientific method.

About the Author

Douglas Baldwin (Honeoye Falls, NY) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at SUNY Geneseo. A graduate of Yale University, he has taught courses from CS1 to Compiler Construction, and from Networking to Theory of Programming Languages. He has authored many journal articles and conference papers within the field.Dr. Orit Hazzan (Haifa, Israel) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Education in Technology and Science of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Her work on the teaching of human aspects of software engineering has been presented at numerous conferences.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I The Science of Computing's Three Methods of Inquiry Chapter 1 What is the Science of Computing? Chapter 2 Abstraction: An Introduction to Design Chapter 3 Proof: An Introduction to Theory Chapter 4 Experimentation: An Introduction to the Scientific Method Part II Program Design Chapter 5 Conditionals Chapter 6 Designing with Recursion Chapter 7 Analysis of Recursion Chapter 8 Creating Correct Iterative Algorithms Chapter 9 Iteration and Efficiency Chapter 10 Case Study in Design and Analysis: Efficient Sorting Part III Introduction to Data Structures Chapter 11 Lists Chapter 12 Queues and Stacks Chapter 13 Binary Trees Chapter 14 Case Studies in Design: Abstracting Indirection Part IV The Limits of Computer Science Chapter 15 Exponential Growth Chapter 16 Limits to Performance Chapter 17 The Halting Problem Appendix A Object-oriented Programming in Java Appendix B About the Web Site Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584502500
Subtitle:
The Science Of Computing
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Scragg, Gregory
Author:
Scragg, Greg
Author:
Scragg, Greg W.
Author:
Baldwin, Douglas (Douglas Baldwin)
Author:
Baldwin, Douglas
Author:
Hazzan, Orit
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Compilers
Subject:
Data Modeling & Design
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Charles River Media Computer Engineering
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
620
Dimensions:
9.26x7.46x1.14 in. 2.38 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Database » Design
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Algorithms
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Compilers

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"Synopsis" by , While many computer books designed for college-level courses are largely confined to programming code and languages, this work takes a step back to introduce and explore algorithms, the content of the code. Primarily a text about understanding and thinking about computer science as well as working in it, the book focuses on three core topics: design, theory, and the scientific method.
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