A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science

Author: David Reed
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0132166755
Release Date: 2010-08
Genre: Computers

A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science, 3/e is ideal for Introduction to Computing and the Web courses in departments of Math and Computer Science. This thoughtfully written text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript. Integrating breadth-based and depth-based chapters, Reed covers a broad range of topics balanced with programming depth in a hands-on, tutorial style.

A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science

Author: David Reed
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132594447
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Genre: Computer science

This text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript.

A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science

Author: David Reed
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780136017226
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

Using HTML and the programming language JavaScript, students develop problem-solving skills as they design and implement interactive Web pages."--BOOK JACKET.

Eloquent JavaScript 2nd Ed

Author: Marijn Haverbeke
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275846
Release Date: 2014-12-14
Genre: Computers

JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications. Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Author Marijn Haverbeke immerses you in example code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. As you build projects such as an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, you’ll learn: The essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and dataHow to organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniquesHow to script the browser and make basic web applicationsHow to use the DOM effectively to interact with browsersHow to harness Node.js to build servers and utilities This edition is thoroughly revised and modernized to reflect the current state of Java­Script and web browsers, with brand-new material, such as a chapter on code performance in Java­Script, and expanded coverage of recursion and closures. All source code is available online in an inter­active sandbox, where you can edit the code, run it, and see its output instantly. Isn’t it time you became fluent in the language of the Web?

Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Author: Chwan-Hwa (John) Wu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466572140
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Computers

If a network is not secure, how valuable is it? Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity takes an integrated approach to networking and cybersecurity, highlighting the interconnections so that you quickly understand the complex design issues in modern networks. This full-color book uses a wealth of examples and illustrations to effectively connect the principles of networks and networking protocols with the relevant cybersecurity issues. Get the Fundamentals of Internet Architecture and the Protocol Layers Organized into six parts, the book walks you through the fundamentals, starting with the way most people first encounter computer networks—through the Internet architecture. Part 1 covers the most important Internet applications and the methods used to develop them. Part 2 discusses the network edge, consisting of hosts, access networks, LANs, and the physical media used with the physical and link layers. Part 3 explores the network core, including packet/circuit switches, routers, and the Internet backbone, and Part 4 examines reliable transport and the management of network congestion. Learn about Malware and Security Systems Building on the concepts and principles, the book then delves into state-of-the-art cybersecurity mechanisms in Part 5. It reviews the types of malware and the various security systems, made up of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other components. Crucially, it provides a seamless view of an information infrastructure in which security capabilities are built in rather than treated as an add-on feature. The book closes with a look at emerging technologies, including virtualization and data center and cloud computing unified communication. Understand Cyber Attacks—and What You Can Do to Defend against Them This comprehensive text supplies a carefully designed introduction to both the fundamentals of networks and the latest advances in Internet security. Addressing cybersecurity from an Internet perspective, it prepares you to better understand the motivation and methods of cyber attacks and what you can do to protect the networks and the applications that run on them. Pedagogical Features The book’s modular design offers exceptional flexibility, whether you want to use it for quick reference, self-study, or a wide variety of one- or two-semester courses in computer networks, cybersecurity, or a hybrid of both. Learning goals in each chapter show you what you can expect to learn, and end-of-chapter problems and questions test your understanding. Throughout, the book uses real-world examples and extensive illustrations and screen captures to explain complicated concepts simply and clearly. Ancillary materials, including PowerPoint® animations, are available to instructors with qualifying course adoption.

A History of Modern Computing

Author: Paul E. Ceruzzi
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262532034
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Ceruzzi pens a history of computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer to the Web and dot-com crash.

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

Author: Ilona Boniwell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335247219
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Psychology

Discover the latest research findings and thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths, love and more.

Foundations of Computer Science

Author: Behrouz A. Forouzan
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844807002
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

Based on the ACM model curriculum guidelines, this text covers the fundamentals of computer science required for first year students embarking on a computing degree. Data representation of text, audio, images, and numbers; computer hardware and software, including operating systems and programming languages; data organization topics such as SQL database models - they're all [included]. Progressing from the bits and bytes level to the higher levels of abstraction, this birds-eye view provides the foundation to help you succeed as you continue your studies in programming and other areas in the computer field.-Back cover.

Mathematical Economics

Author: Kelvin Lancaster
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486145044
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Mathematics

Graduate-level text provides complete and rigorous expositions of economic models analyzed primarily from the point of view of their mathematical properties, followed by relevant mathematical reviews. Part I covers optimizing theory; Parts II and III survey static and dynamic economic models; and Part IV contains the mathematical reviews, which range fromn linear algebra to point-to-set mappings.

Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby

Author: Ophir Frieder
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449356859
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: Computers

If you know basic high-school math, you can quickly learn and apply the core concepts of computer science with this concise, hands-on book. Led by a team of experts, you’ll quickly understand the difference between computer science and computer programming, and you’ll learn how algorithms help you solve computing problems. Each chapter builds on material introduced earlier in the book, so you can master one core building block before moving on to the next. You’ll explore fundamental topics such as loops, arrays, objects, and classes, using the easy-to-learn Ruby programming language. Then you’ll put everything together in the last chapter by programming a simple game of tic-tac-toe. Learn how to write algorithms to solve real-world problems Understand the basics of computer architecture Examine the basic tools of a programming language Explore sequential, conditional, and loop programming structures Understand how the array data structure organizes storage Use searching techniques and comparison-based sorting algorithms Learn about objects, including how to build your own Discover how objects can be created from other objects Manipulate files and use their data in your software

Writing for Computer Science

Author: Justin Zobel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781447166399
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: Computers

All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.

Java Gently

Author: Judith Mary Bishop
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0201710501
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

The third edition of Java Gently by Judith Bishop continues the successful approach that made earlier versions popular and has added improvements which will maintain its place as a worldwide bestseller. Java Gently teaches the reader how to program and how to do it in the best possible style in Java. In the process, it details the fundamental structures of the Java 2 language and most of its core libraries and utilities. The book covers object-orientation, software design, structured programming, graphical user interfacing, event-driven programming, networking, and an introduction to data structures. Java Gently gets students started on meaningful input/output in an object-oriented way without hiding basic concepts. Applets, multimedia, graphics, and networking are introduced as students encounter and can handle classes, objects, instantiation, and inheritance. The textbook's excellent pedagogy reinforces understanding and demonstrates good programming practice. The three kinds of diagrams include model, form, and algorithm diagrams. The fully worked examples have been carefully chosen to illustrate recently introduced concepts and solve real-world problems in a user-friendly manner. End of chapter multiple choice quizzes and problems allow students to test their comprehension of the material. Features - NEW! Updated for Java 2 including an introduction to the Swing set - NEW! Model diagrams easier to draw and brought into line with UML-based notation - NEW! Expanded form diagrams include a semantics section and are collected at the end of the book as a useful reference - NEW! A Web site containing quizzes, examples, FAQs, a discussion board and emailcontact with the author and the Java Gently team can be found at www.booksites.net Java Gently is intended for first time programmers as well as those fascinated by the possibilities of Java and the Internet. Judith Bishop is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, and has a wealth of experience teaching programming to undergraduates. She is the author of nine other textbooks. She serves on IFIP and IEEE committees concerned with the technical programming issues and the worldwide promotion of computing.

Introduction to Algorithms

Author: Thomas H. Cormen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262533058
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Computers

A new edition of the essential text and professional reference, with substantial new material on such topics as vEB trees, multithreaded algorithms, dynamic programming, and edge-based flow.

Algebra with Trigonometry for College Students

Author: Charles P. McKeague
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 1285737148
Release Date: 2001-12
Genre: Mathematics

This text, written by best-selling developmental mathematics author Pat McKeague, features a more streamlined review of elementary algebra, allowing for earlier coverage of intermediate topics. An early introduction to graphing presents the foundation for a wide variety of graphing problems throughout the text. Early coverage of functions helps students feel comfortable with the many examples and graphs of functions that occur in later chapters. The first ten chapters of this book cove the topics usually found in a college-level algebra course. The last three chapters cover the essential topics from trigonometry. Optional technology sections and integrated throughout text as a way for students to better understand the material being discussed.

Colloquial Persian

Author: Abdi Rafiee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317306467
Release Date: 2015-08-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Colloquial Persian is easy to use and completely up-to-date! Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Persian. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of Colloquial Persian your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice. Clear – concise grammar notes. Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide. Complete – including answer key and reference section. Whether you’re a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism; you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday – if you’d like to get up and running with Persian, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.