This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience.
In Starting Out with Python (R), Third Edition Tony Gaddis' evenly-paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.
Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help:
Enhance Learning with the Gaddis Approach: Gaddis's accessible approach features clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise real-world examples, and exercises in every chapter.
Support Instructors and Students: Student and instructor resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
Keep Your Course Current: This edition's programs have been tested with Python 3.3.2.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers and Programming Chapter 2 Input, Processing, and Output Chapter 3 Decision Structures and Boolean Logic Chapter 4 Repetition Structures Chapter 5 Functions and Modules Chapter 6 Files and Exceptions Chapter 7 Lists and Tuples Chapter 8 More About Strings Chapter 9 Dictionaries and Sets Chapter 10 Classes and Object-Oriented Programming Chapter 11 Inheritance Chapter 12 Recursion Chapter 13 GUI Programming Appendix A Installing Python Appendix B Introduction to IDLE Appendix C The ASCII Character Set Appendix D Answers to Checkpoints