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Explorations in Computing

An Introduction to Computer Science, 1st Edition

By John S. Conery

CRC Press

390 pages

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pub: 2010-10-29
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Based on the author's introductory course at the University of Oregon, Explorations in Computing: An Introduction to Computer Science focuses on the fundamental idea of computation and offers insight into how computation is used to solve a variety of interesting and important real-world problems. Taking an active learning approach, the text encoura

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Ruby Workbench. The Sieve of Eratosthenes. A Journey of a Thousand Miles. Divide and Conquer. When Words Collide. Bit by Bit. The War of the Words. Now for Something Completely Different. Ask Dr. Ruby. The Music of the Spheres. The Traveling Salesman. Appendices.

About the Author

John S. Conery is a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. With over 30 years of teaching experience, he has taught courses on high performance computing and scientific computing in addition to introductory computer science courses. A member of the University's Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Dr. Conery has worked with biologists on a variety of problems related to gene and genome duplication, artificial neural networks, and population modeling. His current research interests are computational biology and bioinformatics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming Languages / General
COMPUTERS / Programming / Algorithms