A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science
by David Reed
Publisher: Prentice Hall 2004
Number of pages: 400
The book covers concepts and issues in computing that are most relevant to the beginning student, including computer terminology, the Internet and World Wide Web, the history of computing, the organization and manufacture of computer technology, and technology's impact on society. Mixed among these breadth topics are chapters that introduce fundamental programming concepts and skills in a hands-on, tutorial format.
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by F. D. Lewis - University of Kentucky
This text is a broad introduction to the field, presented from a computer science viewpoint for computer scientists. This was designed to be used in a one-semester course for senior computer science majors or first year masters students.
by Carol Critchlow, David Eck - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The book covers material on logic, sets, and functions that would often be taught in a course in discrete mathematics. The second part covers automata, formal languages, and grammar that would ordinarily be encountered in an upper level course.
by Bradley Kjell - Central Connecticut State University
The text for a first course in computer science using the programming language Java. It covers the fundamentals of programming and of computer science. It is assumed that you have the Java version 5.0 or later and a text editor such as Notepad.
by Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser, Karl Knight - Course Technology
The book Concrete Abstractions covers the programming and data structures basics. It will give first-time computer science students the opportunity to not only write programs, but to prove theorems and analyze algorithms as well.