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Computer Science: An Overview Paperback – 9 August 1999

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The sixth edition of this classic text for the breadth-first computer science course has been thoroughly updated to discuss increasingly important trends such as networking, object-oriented programming, and genetic algorithms. Author and educator J. Glenn Brookshear continues to introduce students to the discipline of computer science by providing accurate and balanced coverage of CS as a whole and of a variety of CS topics, including programming languages and artificial intelligence. This edition features new sections on public key encryption, evolutionary programming and genetic algorithms, as well as thoroughly revised sections on data manipulation, operating systems and networking.

  • Updates students on recent changes and current trends in the industry, such as networking, genetic algorithms and object-oriented programming
  • Puts learning in perspective by using real-life analogies and concrete examples to make even the most complex topics accessible to students
  • Web site provides students and instructors with online resources of topics found in the text
  • New and extended ethical sections in software engineering and database systems, in addition to optional "Computers and Society" sections at the end of each chapter, allow students to think critically about computer science issues
  • Designed to be compatible with a variety of programming languages, including Java, C++, and C
  • "FYI" boxes call out points of interest to students and professors
  • Brookshear's clear and friendly writing style invites majors and non-majors alike to learn more about computer science


About the Author

J. Glenn Brookshear is an Associate Professor at Marquette University. He received his Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in 1975, then was hired by Marquette to build a strong Computer Science curriculum. In addition to his highly successful Computer Science: An Overview, Brookshear has authored Theory of Computation: Formal Languages, Automata, and Complexity, also published by Addison-Wesley.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pearson; 6th edition (9 August 1999)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 609 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 020135747X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0201357479
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.91 x 18.59 x 2.24 cm
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