Invitation to Computer Science

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Cengage Learning, Jul 21, 2009 - Computers - 624 pages
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This revision of Schneider and Gersting's bestselling text now offers a more flexible approach to the CS0 course. The text still features a solid introduction to programming concepts, but the language-specific material has been moved online and expanded. In addition to modules for C++ and Java, optional modules for C#, Python, and Ada are now available. The text also includes new chapters on Security and Entertainment, expanded coverage of wireless networks, and updated feature boxes.
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I am a student and my professor is currently using this book for class. I am having a lot of trouble with this book. This book seems presumptuous of the readers basic knowledge of computers and terms. The book seems to be written in more of a boastful nature then educational. I am sure the author of this book must get accolades from his colleagues, but from a student stand point it is cumbersome to read. 

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The Algorithmic Foundations of Computer Science
The Hardware World
The Virtual Machine
The Software World
Social Issues in Computing
Answers to Practice Problems

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About the author (2009)

G. Michael Schneider is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York. His interests include parallel processing, computer networks, and computer science education. He has written textbooks on software development, data structures, computer organization, and a breadth-first overview of computer science. Schneider was a member of the committee that authored the ACM/IEEE Computing Curriculum 2001. He has received Fulbright Grants to teach computer science curriculum development in Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal and Mongolia.

Judith Gersting is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she now teaches part-time. Gersting has written a number of college textbooks. Her areas of specialization include theoretical computer science and computer science education.

Keith Miller is a journalist, reviewer, and lecturer living in London.

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