Algorithms and Data Structures

Algorithms and Data Structures

The Science of Computing

eBook - 2004
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While many computer science textbooks are confined to teaching programming code and languages, Algorithms and Data Structures: The Science of Computing takes a step back to introduce and explore algorithms -- the content of the code. Focusing on three core topics: design (the architecture of algorithms), theory (mathematical modeling and analysis), and the scientific method (experimental confirmation of theoretical results), the book helps students see that computer science is about problem solving, not simply the memorization and recitation of languages. Unlike many other texts, the methods of inquiry are explained in an integrated manner so students can see explicitly how they interact. Recursion and object oriented programming are emphasized as the main control structure and abstraction mechanism, respectively, in algorithm design. Designed for the CS2 course, the book includes text exercises and has laboratory exercises at the supplemental Web site.

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The authors (professors of computer science at the State U. of New York-Geneseo) present a textbook written for use in undergraduate second-course computer science courses. They differentiate their work from other textbooks on the same topic by emphasizing the interaction between the building of algorithms and the experimental modeling and testing of algorithm behavior. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hingham, Massachusetts :, Charles River Media,, [2004]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 1584502509
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 620 pages) : illustrations
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Additional Contributors: Scragg, Greg W.


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