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Great Ideas in Computer Science A Gentle Introduction

ISBN-10: 0262522233

ISBN-13: 9780262522236

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Alan W. Biermann

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The second edition of this introduction to the 'great ideas' of computer science contains new materials on simulation, operating systems, and networks, and has been revised to make it more accessible.
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/6/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 566
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Alan W. Biermann is Professor of Computer Science at Duke University. He is also the author of the first two editions of Great Ideas in Computer Science (MIT Press, 1990, 1997).

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Studying Academic Computer Science: An Introduction
An Introduction to Programming: Coding Decision Trees
Text Manipulation and Algorithm Design
Numerical Computation and a Study of Functions
Top-Down Programming, Subroutines, and a Database Application
Simulation
Software Engineering
Electric Circuits
Machine Architecture
Language Translation
Virtual Environments for Computing
Computer Communications
Program Execution Time
Parallel Computation
Noncomputability
Artificial Intelligence
Appendix A
Appendix B
Readings
Index