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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1 The Concept of an Algorithm In the introductory chapter we informally defined
an algorithm as a set of steps that define how a task is performed. In this section
we look more closely at this fundamental concept. An Informal Review We have ...
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, ...
Thus, having executed the initialization step, repeated application of the
modification step results in the termination condition being reached. (Either we
will reach a test entry that is greater than or equal to the target value or we
ultimately reach ...
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