Computer Science: An Overview
This book truly lives up to its title, providing an introduction to the entire computer science discipline. This broad coverage, combined with clear explanations, has made it the leading textbook for the beadth-first/CS0 course. The text is unique in that it avoids presenting topics from the perspective of any particular programming language. Moreover, the text communicates the dynamics of computer science by presenting topics in a historical perspective in which past developments, the current state of the art, and directions of research are discussed. The result is a balanced, realistic picture of computer science, including such topics as programming languages, operating systems, algorithms, software engineering, networking, database design, artificial intelligence, and machine architecture. This seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to discuss important trends in such areas as networking and the Internet, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Topics added include open-source development, associative memory, XML, and C#. Thought-provoking discussions of ethical and legal issues revolving around computing are integrated into each chapter rather than being presented as separate, isolated topics.
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A solution is to implement the stack as a linked structure similar to that discussed
in Section 7.2. This avoids the limitations of restricting the stack to a fixed-size
block, since it allows the entries in the stack to be stuffed into small pieces of ...
Such a technique results in an implementation that is called a circular queue
because the effect is that of forming a loop out of the block of memory cells
allotted to the queue (Figure 7.15). As far as the queue is concerned, the last cell
in the ...
W H 36. Suppose the contiguous cells representing a binary tree as described in
Section 7.6 contained the values A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, respectively. Draw a
picture of the tree. 37. Give an example in which you might want to implement a
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This book was assigned reading for the opening class to my MSIT. I found it a great refresher for a large part of my original CS degree. It is well put together and fairly easy to read. Lots of useful ... Read full review
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