Introduction to Programming Concepts with Case Studies in Python

Authors: Ucoluk, Gokturk, Kalkan, Sinan

  • This book is needed because Python is becoming the language through which freshman computer science and engineering students are introduced to the concepts of programming and computer science
  • This book is a timely and strong alternative to the existing textbooks
  • This book introduces concepts by starting with the Q/A 'WHY'? and proceeds by the Q/A 'HOW'?. Most other books start with the Q/A 'WHAT'? which is then followed by a 'HOW'?
  • The CS content of this book is not hijacked by a programming language
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About this Textbook

The current text provides a clear introduction to Computer Science concepts in a programming  environment. It is designed as suitable use in freshman- or introductory level coursework in CS and provides the fundamental concepts as well as abstract  theorems for solving computational problems. The Python language serves as a medium for illustrating and demonstrating the concepts.

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From the reviews:

“It is aimed at college freshmen and teaches fundamental concepts and abstract notions, starting with the basics. … the exercises are the book’s most attractive feature. There are sample programs, and the exercises ask readers to figure out the expected outputs. These are great, and could even serve as excellent job interview questions! Overall, the book serves its purpose, and its intended audience, well.” (Naga Narayanaswamy, Computing Reviews, September, 2013)

“Üçoluk and Kalkan (both, Middle East Technical Univ., Turkey) offer a self-contained, concise introduction to computer science and Python programming. The intended audience is college freshmen taking their first computer science course. … It covers basic programming in Python along with programming paradigms, data structures, and even computational complexity … . Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates.” (S. L. Tanimoto, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The World of Programming

    Üçoluk, Göktürk (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Data: The First Ingredient of a Program

    Üçoluk, Göktürk (et al.)

    Pages 35-69

  • Actions: The Second Ingredient of a Program

    Üçoluk, Göktürk (et al.)

    Pages 71-119

  • Managing the Size of a Problem

    Üçoluk, Göktürk (et al.)

    Pages 121-150

  • A Measure for ‘Solution Hardness’: Complexity

    Üçoluk, Göktürk (et al.)

    Pages 151-163

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eBook $34.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.95
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1744-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Programming Concepts with Case Studies in Python
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1343-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1343-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1342-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1744-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 222
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