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Exploring Computer Science with Scheme : Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science - Oliver Grillmeyer

Exploring Computer Science with Scheme

Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science

Hardcover Published: 30th October 1998
ISBN: 9780387948959
Number Of Pages: 582

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The aim of this textbook is to present the central and basic concepts, techniques, and tools of computer science. The emphasis is on presenting a problem-solving approach and on providing a survey of all of the most important topics covered in computer science degree programmes. Scheme is used throughout as the programming language and the author stresses a functional programming approach which concentrates on the creation of simple functions that are composed to obtain the desired programming goal. Such simple functions are easily tested individually. This greatly helps in producing programs that work right first time. Throughout, the author presents techniques to aid in the writing of programs and makes liberal use of boxes which present "Mistakes to Avoid. " Many programming examples are discussed in detail which illustrate general approaches to programming. These include: * abstracting a problem; * creating pseudo code as an intermediate solution; * top-down and bottom-up design; * building procedural and data abstractions; * writing progams in modules which are easily testable. Numerous exercises help the readers test their understanding of the material and develop some ideas in greater depth. As a result this text will make an ideal first course for all students coming to computer science for the first time.

Introduction to Computer Science
Problem Solving and Problem Abstraction
Programming the Computer
Lists: the Basic Data Structure
Conditionals
Repetition through Recursion
Data Structures
Functionals
Input and Output
Repetition through Iteration
Advanced uses of Functions
Database Management Systems
Compilers and Interpreters
Operating Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Soft Computing
Fuzzy Logic
Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithms
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ISBN: 9780387948959
ISBN-10: 0387948953
Series: Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 582
Published: 30th October 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 3.04