A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science

Author: David Reed

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780132166751

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science, 3/e is ideal for Introduction to Computing and the Web courses in departments of Math and Computer Science. This thoughtfully written text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript. Integrating breadth-based and depth-based chapters, Reed covers a broad range of topics balanced with programming depth in a hands-on, tutorial style.

A balanced introduction to computer science

Author: David Reed (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Computers

Page: 371

View: 1742


For Introduction to Computing and the Web courses in the departments of Math and Computer Science.This carefully written, balanced text teaches students the most important concepts in computing and computer science while providing enough programming depth to enable them to understand how people work with computers. Taking advantage of today's students' interest in and familiarity with the Web, the text contains experimental problems using Web-based tools; enabling them to learn the fundamentals of programming by developing their own interactive Web pages.

Great Principles of Computing

Author: Peter J. Denning,Craig H. Martell,Vint Cerf

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026252712X

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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A new framework for understanding computing: a coherent set of principles spanning technologies, domains, algorithms, architectures, and designs.

Human-Computer Interaction Theories, Methods, and Tools

16th International Conference, HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Masaaki Kurosu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319072331

Category: Computers

Page: 669

View: 4894


The 3-volume set LNCS 8510, 8511 and 8512 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in June 2014. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.

Algorithm Engineering

3rd International Workshop, WAE'99 London, UK, July 19-21, 1999 Proceedings

Author: Jeffrey S. Vitter,Christos D. Zaroliagis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540483187

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Algorithm Engineering, WAE'99, held in London, UK in July 1999. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 46 submissions. The papers present original research results in all aspects of algorithm engineering including implementation, experimental testing, fine-tuning of discrete algorithms, development of repositories of software, methodological issues such as standards for empirical research on algorithms and data structures, and issues in the process of converting user requirements into efficient algorithmic solutions and implementations.

Introduction to Mathematical Optimization

From Linear Programming to Metaheuristics

Author: Xin-She Yang

Publisher: Cambridge International Science Pub

ISBN: 9781904602828

Category: Mathematics

Page: 150

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This book strives to provide a balanced coverage of efficient algorithms commonly used in solving mathematical optimization problems. It covers both the convectional algorithms and modern heuristic and metaheuristic methods. Topics include gradient-based algorithms such as Newton-Raphson method, steepest descent method, Hooke-Jeeves pattern search, Lagrange multipliers, linear programming, particle swarm optimization (PSO), simulated annealing (SA), and Tabu search. Multiobjective optimization including important concepts such as Pareto optimality and utility method is also described. Three Matlab and Octave programs so as to demonstrate how PSO and SA work are provided. An example of demonstrating how to modify these programs to solve multiobjective optimization problems using recursive method is discussed.

Visual Perception

An Introduction, 3rd Edition

Author: Nicholas Wade,Mike Swanston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136178309

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

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Does the world appear the same to everyone? Does what we know determine what we see? Why do we see the world as we do? Vision is our most dominant sense. From the light that enters our eyes to the complex cognitive processes that follow, we derive most of our information about what things are, where they are, and how they move from our vision. Visual Perception takes a refreshingly different approach to this enigmatic sense. From the function that vision serves for an active observer, to the history of visual perception itself the third edition has been extensively revised, updated and expanded, while still preserving the essential features of historical context, neurophysiology and independent thought that made the earlier editions so engaging. Covering the perception of location, motion, object recognition and with up-to-date information on the workings of the visual brain, the 3rd edition looks at how our ideas have been shaped, not just by psychology, but by art, optics, biology and philosophy. The emphasis on understanding vision as a basis for action in the real world has also been expanded to cover seeing representations of all sorts, whether they are pictures or computer-generated displays. The 3rd Edition of Visual Perception is a readable, accessible and truly relevant introduction to the world of perception and will be welcomed by students of visual perception as well as anyone with a general interest in the mysteries and wonder of vision.