The Python Workbook

A Brief Introduction with Exercises and Solutions

Authors: Stephenson, Ben

  • Presents numerous exercises, many of which with complete solutions
  • Supports the solutions with additional notes that explain the technique used and highlight specific points of Python syntax
  • Includes a mixture of classic computer science exercises and exercises that make connections to other disciplines
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About this Textbook

While other textbooks devote their pages to explaining introductory programming concepts, The Python Workbook focuses exclusively on exercises, following the philosophy that computer programming is a skill best learned through experience and practice. Designed to support and encourage hands-on learning about programming, this student-friendly work contains 174 exercises, spanning a variety of academic disciplines and everyday situations. Solutions to selected exercises are also provided, supported by brief annotations that explain the technique used to solve the problem, or highlight specific points of Python syntax. No background knowledge is required to solve the exercises, beyond the material covered in a typical introductory Python programming course. 
Undergraduate students undergoing their first programming course and wishing to enhance their programming abilities will find the exercises and solutions provided in this book to be ideal for their needs.

About the authors

Dr. Ben Stephenson is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, AB, Canada.

Reviews

“The book is suitable for a gentle introductory college level course, or even a solid high school intro to programming course. … A book like this one might in fact be ideal for someone aiming to learn programming or Python on his own. It can also be a very good supplementary material for an online course … . The book is a great resource for acquiring the basic coding fluency … .” (Bojan Tunguz, tunguzreview.com, February, 2015)

“The book provides you with 174 exercises, which can make you an advanced beginner … in Python. The excersises are well-structured indeed, taking into account anything from the basics of the language (printing, units, conditionals, loops and functions) to some more advanced structures as dictionaries, lists and working with files. … The excersises are well selected indeed. I liked them and I enjoyed solving (or looking at their solutions) them.” (Vitosh Academy, vitoshacademy.com, February, 2015)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Python Workbook
Book Subtitle
A Brief Introduction with Exercises and Solutions
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14240-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14240-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14239-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38561-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 165
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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