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Book cover image of Connecting with Computer Science by Greg Anderson

Authors: Greg Anderson, Robert Hilton, David Ferro
ISBN-13: 9781439080351, ISBN-10: 1439080356
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Date Published: January 2010
Edition: 2nd Edition

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Author Biography: Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson has over 23 years of industry software engineering experience and provided educational seminars across North America for over 12 years. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in CIS, a Masters level certificate in Information Assurance, and a PhD in Technology Management with an emphasis in HRD and Industrial Training from Indiana State University. Keeping his consulting company in operation, Greg also is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Weber State University.

David Ferro has over 20 years of industry software engineering experience. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech. David is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Weber State University and has also taught in History, Honors, and IS&T departments there.

Robert Hilton is a faculty member in the Computer Science department at Weber State University. He has 18 years teaching experience, specializing in computer architecture, database and programming courses. Rob also has extensive industry experience and currently directs software development for a corporation providing products to the automotive industry.

Book Synopsis

Written for the beginning computing student, this text engages readers by relating core computer science topics to their industry application. The book is written in a comfortable, informal manner, and light humor is used throughout the text to maintain interest and enhance learning. All chapters contain a multitude of exercises, quizzes, and other opportunities for skill application.

Table of Contents


1. History and Social Implications of Computing.
2. Computing Security and Ethics.
3. Computer Architecture.
4. Networks.
5. The Internet.
6. Database Fundamentals.
7. Numbering Systems and Data Representations.
8. Data Structures.
9. Operating Systems.
10. File Structures.
11. Human-Computer Interface.
12. Problem Solving.
13. Software Engineering.
14. Programming I.
15. Programming II.
Appendix A: Answers to Test Yourself Exercises.
Appendix B: ASCII Table.
Appendix C: Java Reserved Words. Glossary. Index.

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