An Invitation to Computer Science: C++ Version / Edition 2

An Invitation to Computer Science: C++ Version / Edition 2

by G. Michael Schneider, Sara Baase, Judith Gersting, Judith Gersting
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534951155

ISBN-13: 9780534951153

Pub. Date: 08/01/1998

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

This new edition of Invitation to Computer Science follows the breadth-first guidelines recommended by CC2001 to teach computer science topics from the ground up. The authors begin by showing that computer science is the study of algorithms, the central theme of the book, then move up the next five levels of the hierarchy: hardware, virtual machine, software,

Overview

This new edition of Invitation to Computer Science follows the breadth-first guidelines recommended by CC2001 to teach computer science topics from the ground up. The authors begin by showing that computer science is the study of algorithms, the central theme of the book, then move up the next five levels of the hierarchy: hardware, virtual machine, software, applications, and ethics. Utilizing rich pedagogy and a consistently engaging writing style, Schneider and Gersting provide students with a solid grounding in theoretical concepts, as well as important applications of computing and information technology. A laboratory manual and accompanying software is available as an optional bundle with this text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534951153
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
724
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.99(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Computer Science. LEVEL 1: THE ALGORITHMIC FOUNDATIONS TO COMPUTER SCIENCE. 2. Algorithm Discovery and Design. 3. The Efficiency of Algorithms. LEVEL 2: THE HARDWARE WORLD. 4. The Building Blocks: Binary Numbers, Boolean Logic, And Gates. 5. Computer Systems Organization. LEVEL 3: THE VIRTUAL MACHINE. 6. An Introduction to System Software and Virtual Machines. LEVEL 4: THE SOFTWARE WORLD. 7. Introduction to High-Level Language Programming. 8. The Tower Of Babel. 9. Compilers and Language Translation. 10. Models Of Computation. LEVEL 5: APPLICATIONS. 11. Using and Managing Data: A Case Study in Three Scenes. 12. Computer Networks. 13. Artificial Intelligence. LEVEL 6: SOCIAL ISSUES. 14. Social And Legal Issues. Answers to Practice Problems. Index.

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