Computer Science: An Overview

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Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1997 - Computer science - 483 pages
"In this language-independent book, J. Glenn Brookshear provides accurate and balanced coverage of a variety of topics, providing an overview to the discipline of computer science." "New Highlights includes a larger emphasis on the object-oriented paradigm and networking, including coverage of the World Wide Web and the Java Programming Language; offers end-of-chapter "Questions of Ethics" in addition to the ethics discussions throughout the book; contains new sections on digital circuitry, the client/server model, data compression, and digital representation of graphics; and provides a complete teaching package, including a new C++ lab manual, C and Pascal lab manuals, and a World Wide Web site."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This book was assigned reading for the opening class to my MSIT. I found it a great refresher for a large part of my original CS degree. It is well put together and fairly easy to read. Lots of useful ... Read full review

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Great book to introduce the theory and practical concepts of computer science. Read full review


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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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