A Concise Introduction to Programming in Python (Chapman & Hall/CRC Textbooks in Computing)

A Concise Introduction to Programming in Python (Chapman & Hall/CRC Textbooks in Computing)

By: Mark J. Johnson (author)Paperback

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Suitable for newcomers to computer science, A Concise Introduction to Programming in Python provides a succinct, yet complete, first course in computer science using the Python programming language. The book features: * Short, modular chapters with brief and precise explanations, intended for one class period * Early introduction of basic procedural constructs such as functions, selection, and repetition, allowing them to be used throughout the course * Objects are introduced in the middle of the course, and class design comes toward the end * Examples, exercises, and projects from a wide range of application domains, including biology, physics, images, sound, mathematics, games, and textual analysis * No external libraries are required, simplifying the book's use in common lab spaces Each chapter introduces a main idea through a concrete example and a series of exercises. Designed to teach programming in a concise, yet comprehensive way, this book provides a timely introduction for students and anyone interested in learning Python.

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About Author

Mark J. Johnson is professor of computer science and mathematics at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he holds the Ruth and Marvin Denekas Endowed Chair in Science and Humanities. Mark is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D., mathematics) and St. Olaf College.

Contents

Foundations Computer Systems and Software Python Program Components Functions Repetition: For Loops Computer Memory: Integers Selection: If Statements Algorithm Design and Debugging Repetition: While Loops Project: Newton's Method Computer Memory: Floats Simulation Project: Visualization Collections and Files Strings Building Strings Project: ISBN Check Digits Computer Memory: Text Lists Project: Program Performance Project: Heat Diffusion Files String Methods Project: File Compression Mutable and Immutable Objects Project: Hangman Dictionaries Project: ELIZA Project: Shannon Entropy Project: Reading DNA Frames Selected Topics Sound Manipulation Sound Synthesis Image Manipulation Project: Image Filters Image Synthesis Writing Classes Cooperating Classes Case Study: PPM Image Class Related Classes Functional Programming Parallel Programming Graphical User Interfaces Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781439896945
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 217
  • ID: 9781439896945
  • weight: 317
  • ISBN10: 1439896941

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