Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs / Edition 2by Harold Abelson, Julie Sussman, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman, Gerald J. Sussman
Pub. Date: 08/01/1996
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
With an analytical and rigorous approach to problem solving and programming techniques,this book is oriented toward engineering. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models. Its unique approach makes it appropriate for an introduction to computer science courses,as well as programming languages and program design.
Table of ContentsContents vii
Preface to the Second Edition xv
Preface to the First Edition xvii
1: Building Abstractions with Procedures 1
2: Building Abstractions with Data 79
3: Modularity, Objects, and State 217
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Whew! I just got done with the finals in scheme. This book contains a great deal of information. Some of my favorite topics in it include the huffman algorithm, and the streaming. I think I learned a lot from this book and the biggest gain I had was the grasp on recursion. Iteration is awesome because I have done c++ before. Recursion always gave me a nightmare previously. This book introduced us the idea of head, tail, and tree recursion. Once we got deep I got pretty good at recursion. The book taught me how a program gets evaluated using environment diagram. It had a lot of examples and presented students some kewl theorems. I will definitely Keep it next to my bed.
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