Computer Science: An Overview
Now in its eighth edition, this book continues to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamic field of computer science using a breadth-first approach. The table of contents and the text itself have been revised and expanded to reflect changes in the field, including the trend toward using Web and Internet Technology, the evolution of Objects, and the important growth in the field of databases. Specifically, chapter three from the previous edition has been expanded into two chapters. Chapter three will now only cover Operating Systems and the new chapter four will focus on Networks and the Internet. Anyone interested in gaining a thorough introduction to Computer Science.
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0.1 The Role of Algorithms We begin with the most fundamental concept of
computer science— that of an algorithm. Informally, an algorithm is a set of steps
that defines how a task is performed. (We will be more precise later in Chapter 5.)
Note that the definition requires that the set of steps in an algorithm be ordered.
This means that the steps in an algorithm must have a well-established structure
in terms of the order in which its steps are executed. This does not mean, ...
The Abstract Nature of Algorithms It is important to emphasize the distinction
between an algorithm and its representation—a distinction that is analogous to
that between a story and a book. A story is abstract, or conceptual, in nature; a
book is ...
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