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Introduction to Computing Using Python: An Application Development Focus Paperback – 6 December 2011
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- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (6 December 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0470618469
- ISBN-13 : 978-0470618462
- Dimensions : 20.07 x 1.52 x 25.15 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 285,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ljubomir Perkovic joined the CDM School of Computing faculty in September of 2000, after two years on the faculty of the Mathematics and Computer Science department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Dr. Perkovic obtained his Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and he holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York. His research interests include distributed and wireless computing, computational geometry, graph theory and algorithms, probabilistic analysis of algorithms, and computational thinking. He is Co-PI on an NSF funded project to expand Computational Thinking across the Liberal Studies curriculum. He is also the coach of the DePaul Programming teams.
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The book got clear instructions. It is easy to follow. It beats the YouTube video tapes, too much talk and very slow speed.
After you got the compiler, doing the work is straight forward.
Some Computer Science departments provided this course as a requirement. I do not think Python got enough meat. A course in C++, Java, or C# will be more appropriate for the degree, not Python.
In addition to the basics of Python, it covers some of the CS 101 type stuff like an intro to Object Oriented Programming and analysis of algorithms and run time. Covers recursion which is sometimes a hard topic to get started with, but does a good job of explaining it clearly and concisely.
Minus 1 star for price. Definitely try to find it used!! I managed to get a near flawless copy for 50 buck.