Computer Science: An Overview (9th Edition)

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9780321387011: Computer Science: An Overview (9th Edition)

For over a decade, students and instructors alike have praised the broad coverage and clear exposition in the leading text Computer Science: An Overview. Glenn Brookshear draws on years of success in the classroom in this practical, language-independent approach to the introduction of core computing science topics. This Ninth Edition provides a balanced, realistic picture of the dynamic nature of computer science by presenting the historical background and the most up-to-date research and trends. It engages students with timely topics like bioinformatics and artificial intelligence, and provides coverage of foundational hardware topics like data representation/storage, machine architecture, and machine language.

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Introduction to Computer Science

 

Computer Science: An Overview, Ninth Edition

J. Glenn Brookshear, Marquette University

 

Do you want your students to gain a fundamental understanding of the field of computer science? Would you like them to be excited by the opportunities computing presents for further studies and future careers?

 

Computer Science: An Overview delivers a foundational framework of what computer science is all about. Each topic is presented with a historical perspective, its current state, and its future potential, as well as ethical issues for students to consider. This balanced, realistic picture helps students see that their future success depends on a solid overview in the rapidly changing field of computer science.

 

Features:

  • A language-independent introduction to computer science that uses C#, C++, and JavaTM as example languages.
  • More than 1,000 Questions/Exercises, Chapter Review Problems, and Social Issues questions that give students the opportunity to apply the concepts as they learn them.
  • Discussion of ethical and legal aspects of areas such as Internet security, software engineering, and database technology that brings to light the things students should know to be safe and responsible users of technology.
  • A Companion Website that includes practical exploration of topics from the text, software simulators, and more. Available at aw.com/brookshear.

 

Check the front of the book for the access code that opens up the Companion Website and the valuable student resources for this book. Six-month access is included with all new books.

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