Introduction to Computing and Algorithms

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This work prepares students for the world of computing by giving them a solid foundation in the science of computer science, algorithms. By taking an algorithm-based approach to the subject, this introductory text seeks to help students grasp overall concepts, rather than bogging them down in specific syntax detail of a programming language that can become obsolete quickly.

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Introduction to Computing and Algorithms prepares students for the world of computing by giving them a solid foundation in the study of computer science--algorithms. By taking an algorithm-based approach to the subject, this new introductory text helps students grasp overall concepts, rather than getting them bogged down with specific syntax details of a programming language that can become obsolete. Students work with algorithms from the start and apply these ideas to real problems that computers can help solve. The benefit of this approach is that students will understand the power of computers as problem-solving tools, learn to think like programmers and gain an appreication of the computer science discipline.

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  • Introduces basic computing ideas, including essential algorithm constructs, software engineering, and certain foundational aspects of theory, tailored to students at a beginning level.
  • Using a "Java-like" pseudo-code, this text prepares students for learning how to program with an object-oriented language.
  • Provides a comprehensive lab manaual that introduces students to various software applications that they will use throughout their careers.
  • Reinforces key concepts with pedagogical features like "Food for Thought" sections and boxed definitions.


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Russell Shackelford is currently the Director of Lower Division Studies in The College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He holds various degrees in Computer Science, Education, and Psychology. His work is aimed at integrating research and practice concerning computing education, and at the development of computing tools and associated human methods for supporting education. Besides having a well-rounded education, Dr. Shackelford also loves baseball and occasionally can be found walking on the beach somewhere in Alabama.



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