Computer Science Textbooks

Read more about Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems

Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Sayama

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems introduces students to mathematical/computational modeling and analysis developed in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Complex Systems Science. Complex systems are systems made of a large number of microscopic components interacting with each other in nontrivial ways. Many real-world systems can be understood as complex systems, where critically important information resides in the relationships between the parts and not necessarily within the parts themselves.

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Read more about Digital Circuit Projects: An Overview of Digital Circuits Through Implementing Integrated Circuits

Digital Circuit Projects: An Overview of Digital Circuits Through Implementing Integrated Circuits

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Kann

Publisher: A.T. Still University

License: CC BY

Digital circuits, often called Integrated Circuits or ICs, are the central building blocks of a Central Processing Unit (CPU). To understand how a computer works, it is essential to understand the digital circuits which make up the CPU. This text introduces the most important of these digital circuits; adders, decoders, multiplexers, D flip-flops, and simple state machines.

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Read more about Java, Java, Java: Object-Oriented Problem Solving

Java, Java, Java: Object-Oriented Problem Solving

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Morelli and Walde

Publisher: Ralph Morelli, Ralph Walde

License: CC BY

We have designed this third edition of Java, Java, Java to be suitable for a typical Introduction to Computer Science (CS1) course or for a slightly more advanced Java as a Second Language course. This edition retains the “objects first” approach to programming and problem solving that was characteristic of the first two editions. Throughout the text we emphasize careful coverage of Java language features, introductory programming concepts, and object-oriented design principles.

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Read more about The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Mendez

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Web development is an evolving amalgamation of languages that work in concert to receive, modify, and deliver information between parties using the Internet as a mechanism of delivery. While it is easy to describe conceptually, implementation is accompanied by an overwhelming variety of languages, platforms, templates, frameworks, guidelines, and standards. Navigating a project from concept to completion often requires more than mastery of one or two complementing languages, meaning today's developers need both breadth, and depth, of knowledge to be effective.

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Read more about Information Systems for Business and Beyond

Information Systems for Business and Beyond

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Bourgeois, Smith, Wang, and Mortati

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC

This book is written as an introductory text, meant for those with little or no experience with computers or information systems. While sometimes the descriptions can get a little bit technical, every effort has been made to convey the information essential to understanding a topic while not getting bogged down in detailed terminology or esoteric discussions.

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Read more about Open Data Structures: An Introduction

Open Data Structures: An Introduction

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Morin

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Offered as an introduction to the field of data structures and algorithms, Open Data Structures covers the implementation and analysis of data structures for sequences (lists), queues, priority queues, unordered dictionaries, ordered dictionaries, and graphs. Focusing on a mathematically rigorous approach that is fast, practical, and efficient, Morin clearly and briskly presents instruction along with source code.

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Read more about Foundations of Computation

Foundations of Computation

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Critchlow and Eck

Publisher: Carol Crichlow and David Eck

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Foundations of Computation is a free textbook for a one-semester course in theoretical computer science. It has been used for several years in a course at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The course has no prerequisites other than introductory computer programming. The first half of the course covers material on logic, sets, and functions that would often be taught in a course in discrete mathematics. The second part covers material on automata, formal languages, and grammar that would ordinarily be encountered in an upper level course in theoretical computer science.

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Read more about Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction

Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Hailperin

Publisher: Max Hailperin

License: CC BY-SA

In this book, you will learn about all three kinds of interaction. In all three cases, interesting software techniques are needed in order to bring the computations into contact, yet keep them suffciently at arm's length that they don't compromise each other's reliability. The exciting challenge, then, is supporting controlled interaction. This includes support for computations that share a single computer and interact with one another, as your email and word processing programs do. It also includes support for data storage and network communication. This book describes how all these kinds of support are provided both by operating systems and by additional software layered on top of operating systems, which is known as middleware.

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Read more about Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry

Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Nievergelt and Hinrichs

Publisher: Global Text Project

License: CC BY

An introductory coverage of algorithms and data structures with application to graphics and geometry.

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Read more about Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++

Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Busbee

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++ is written by Kenneth Leroy Busbee, a faculty member at Houston Community College in Houston, Texas. The materials used in this textbook/collection were developed by the author and others as independent modules for publication within the Connexions environment. Programming fundamentals are often divided into three college courses: Modular/Structured, Object Oriented and Data Structures. This textbook/collection covers the first of those three courses.

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