Algorithmic Problem Solving

Author: Roland Backhouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470684534

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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An entertaining and captivating way to learn the fundamentals of using algorithms to solve problems The algorithmic approach to solving problems in computer technology is an essential tool. With this unique book, algorithm guru Roland Backhouse shares his four decades of experience to teach the fundamental principles of using algorithms to solve problems. Using fun and well-known puzzles to gradually introduce different aspects of algorithms in mathematics and computing. Backhouse presents you with a readable, entertaining, and energetic book that will motivate and challenge you to open your mind to the algorithmic nature of problem solving. Provides a novel approach to the mathematics of problem solving focusing on the algorithmic nature of problem solving Uses popular and entertaining puzzles to teach you different aspects of using algorithms to solve mathematical and computing challenges Features a theory section that supports each of the puzzles presented throughout the book Assumes only an elementary understanding of mathematics Let Roland Backhouse and his four decades of experience show you how you can solve challenging problems with algorithms!
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Programming and Problem Solving with C++

Author: Nell B. Dale,Chip Weems,Mark R. Headington

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763708122

Category: Computers

Page: 1155

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This book continues to reflect our experience that topics once considered too advanced can be taught in the first course. The text addresses metalanguages explicitly as the formal means of specifying programming language syntax. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Problem Solving and Python Programming

Author: N Dhasarathan,Mrs K Saraswathi,R Reka,S R Boselin Prabhu

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This book is meant for Python beginners. We can learn python programming language well with the practice of applications in that particular programming language. The purpose of this book is to learn python easily with the variety of applications. This book makes the reader to get familiar with Python. It mainly focuses on problem solving using python. Unit 1 covers algorithms, building blocks of algorithms, notation, algorithmic problem solving and simple strategies for developing algorithms. This unit also give the solutions to find minimum in a list, insert a card in a list of sorted cards, guess an integer number in a range and Towers of Hanoi. Unit 2 covers python interpreter, basics of python, statements, operators, modules, functions and flow of execution statements. This unit also provides the solution to exchange the values of two variables, circulate the values of n variables and distance between two points. Unit 3 covers If types, looping, break, continue and pass statements. This unit also covers fruitful functions, variable scope, string operations, string functions, methods and string module. The solutions are given to find square root, gcd, exponentiation, sum an array of numbers, linear search and binary search. Unit 4 covers list, tuple, dictionary operations, functions and methods. This unit also provides the solution for selection sort, insertion sort, merge sort and histogram. Unit 5 covers the concepts of files, exception, modules and packages. This unit also provides the solution to word count and copy file.
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Tools for Teaching Logic

Third International Congress, TICTTL 2011, Salamanca, Spain, June 1-4, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Patrick Blackburn,Hans van Ditmarsch,Maria Manzano,Fernando Soler-Toscano

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642213499

Category: Computers

Page: 257

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the Third International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic, TICTTL 2011, held in Salamanca, Spain, in June 2011. The 30 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 62 submissions. The congress focusses on a variety of topics including: logic teaching software, teaching formal methods, logic in the humanities, dissemination of logic courseware and logic textbooks, methods for teaching logic at different levels of instruction, presentation of postgraduate programs in logic, e-learning, logic games, teaching argumentation theory and informal logic, and pedagogy of logic.
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Algorithmic Puzzles

Author: Anany Levitin,Maria Levitin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911770

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and entertaining world of puzzles. In Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany and Maria Levitin use many classic brainteasers as well as newer examples from job interviews with major corporations to show readers how to apply analytical thinking to solve puzzles requiring well-defined procedures. The book's unique collection of puzzles is supplemented with carefully developed tutorials on algorithm design strategies and analysis techniques intended to walk the reader step-by-step through the various approaches to algorithmic problem solving. Mastery of these strategies--exhaustive search, backtracking, and divide-and-conquer, among others--will aid the reader in solving not only the puzzles contained in this book, but also others encountered in interviews, puzzle collections, and throughout everyday life. Each of the 150 puzzles contains hints and solutions, along with commentary on the puzzle's origins and solution methods. The only book of its kind, Algorithmic Puzzles houses puzzles for all skill levels. Readers with only middle school mathematics will develop their algorithmic problem-solving skills through puzzles at the elementary level, while seasoned puzzle solvers will enjoy the challenge of thinking through more difficult puzzles.
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Programming and Problem Solving with Java

Author: Nell B. Dale,Chip Weems

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763734022

Category: Computers

Page: 838

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Thoroughly updated and reorganized, the new Second Edition of Programming and Problem Solving with Java continues to emphasize object-oriented design practices while offering numerous new case studies, end-of-chapter material, and descriptive examples, using Java 5.0. Programming and Problem Solving with Java, Second Edition is an exceptional resource for discovering Java as a first programming language.
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Learning to Design, Designing to Learn

Using Technology to Transform the Curriculum

Author: Diane Pelkus Balestri,Stephen C. Ehrmann,David L. Ferguson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780844817064

Category: Education

Page: 211

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Discipline-Based Education Research

Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Status, Contributions, and Future Directions of Discipline-Based Education Research

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309254140

Category: Education

Page: 282

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The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the discipline-specific difficulties learners face and the specialized intellectual and instructional resources that can facilitate student understanding. Discipline-Based Education Research is based on a 30-month study built on two workshops held in 2008 to explore evidence on promising practices in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This book asks questions that are essential to advancing DBER and broadening its impact on undergraduate science teaching and learning. The book provides empirical research on undergraduate teaching and learning in the sciences, explores the extent to which this research currently influences undergraduate instruction, and identifies the intellectual and material resources required to further develop DBER. Discipline-Based Education Research provides guidance for future DBER research. In addition, the findings and recommendations of this report may invite, if not assist, post-secondary institutions to increase interest and research activity in DBER and improve its quality and usefulness across all natural science disciples, as well as guide instruction and assessment across natural science courses to improve student learning. The book brings greater focus to issues of student attrition in the natural sciences that are related to the quality of instruction. Discipline-Based Education Research will be of interest to educators, policy makers, researchers, scholars, decision makers in universities, government agencies, curriculum developers, research sponsors, and education advocacy groups.
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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Author: David Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119977630

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.
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