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Connecting with Computer Science 2nd Edition

Greg Anderson, David Ferro, Robert Hilton

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006
  • 640 Pages

Overview

Written for the beginning computing student, this text engages readers by relating core computer science topics to their industry application. The book is written in a comfortable, informal manner, and light humor is used throughout the text to maintain interest and enhance learning. All chapters contain a multitude of exercises, quizzes, and other opportunities for skill application.

Greg Anderson, Weber State University

Greg Anderson has over 23 years of industry software engineering experience and provided educational seminars across North America for over 12 years. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in CIS, a Masters level certificate in Information Assurance, and a PhD in Technology Management with an emphasis in HRD and Industrial Training from Indiana State University. Keeping his consulting company in operation, Greg also is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Weber State University.

David Ferro, Weber State University

David Ferro has over 20 years of industry software engineering experience. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech. David is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Weber State University and has also taught in History, Honors, and IS&T departments there.

Robert Hilton, Weber State University

Robert Hilton is a faculty member in the Computer Science department at Weber State University. He has 18 years teaching experience, specializing in computer architecture, database and programming courses. Rob also has extensive industry experience and currently directs software development for a corporation providing products to the automotive industry.
  • Intended for an introductory course in computer science for majors and non-majors.
  • Introduces students to real-world material that will be useful both in academic and industry environments.
  • Features two new chapters that cover user interface design and problem solving.
  • Includes a thoroughly revised Programming chapter that discusses the latest version of Java and now contains coverage of C++.
  • Offers many new exercises and examples in every chapter.
1. History and Social Implications of Computing.
2. Computing Security and Ethics.
3. Computer Architecture.
4. Networks.
5. The Internet.
6. Database Fundamentals.
7. Numbering Systems and Data Representations.
8. Data Structures.
9. Operating Systems.
10. File Structures.
11. Human-Computer Interface.
12. Problem Solving and Debugging.
13. Software Engineering.
14. Programming I.
15. Programming II.
Appendix A: Answers to Test Yourself Exercises.
Appendix B: ASCII Table.
Appendix C: Java Reserved Words.
Glossary.
Index.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781133456438
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