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 Margaret M. Fleck - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
This book provides a survey of basic mathematical objects, notation, and techniques useful in later computer science courses. It gives a brief introduction to some key topics: algorithm analysis and complexity, automata theory, and computability.
by Owen L. Astrachan - McGraw - Hill
This book is designed for a first course in computer science that uses C++ as the programming language. The goal was to leverage the best features of the language using sound practices of programming and pedagogy in the study of computer science.
by Susan Rodger - Duke University
These lecture notes present an introduction to theoretical computer science including studies of abstract machines, the language hierarchy from regular languages to recursively enumerable languages, noncomputability and complexity theory.
by David S. Touretzky - Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co
This is a gentle introduction to Common Lisp for students taking their first programming course. No prior mathematical background beyond arithmetic is assumed. There are lots of examples, the author avoided technical jargon.