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    Now Available: Computer Science Illuminated, Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Feb 9, 2015 1:29:17 PM

    Are you looking for the perfect introductory Computer Science text that includes access to a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools? The sixth edition of Nell Dale and John Lewis’ best-selling Computer Science Illuminated Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access  is now available.

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    Topics: Nell Dale, New Edition, Computer Science Illuminated, Introduction to Computer Science, Navigate, new edition, Computer Science Education, Introductory Computer Science, John Lewis

    Best-Selling Computer Science Illuminated Continues to Excite & Engage Majors and Non-Majors Alike

    Posted by Lindsay White on Oct 3, 2012 9:59:44 AM

    Now in it's fifth edition, Computer Science Illuminated has surpassed its competitors as the market leading textbook for introductory computer science.  Authored by two of today's most respected computer science educators, Nell Dale and John Lewis, the Fifth Edition continues its thorough presentation of computing systems to provide computer science majors with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a comprehensive and complete introduction to computing.

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    Topics: Computer Science, computing, New Edition, Author, author, CS0, Introduction to Computer Science, new edition, Illuminated

    New Releases in CourseSmart: Computer Science Texts

    Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 9:16:03 AM

    Newest Computer Science texts now available on CourseSmart:

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    Topics: New Edition, new edition, Brief, comprehensive, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, Essentials, Illuminated, Java, one-term course

    A First Course in Computational Physics Receives Great Review in Computing in Science & Engineering Magazine

    Posted by admin on Jul 6, 2011 10:18:14 AM

    A First Course in Computational Physics, Second Edition, by Paul L. DeVries and Javier E. Hasbun, was recently reviewed in the IEEE Computer Society bi-monthly magazine, Computing in Science & Engineering.

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    Topics: New Edition, Physics, Review, review, new edition, Ayars, Chico, Computational Physics, computational physics, DeVries, Hasbun

    Ensure Your Students Have a Clear Grasp on Complex Algorithms

    Posted by admin on Apr 14, 2011 2:37:00 PM

    Written in an incredibly accessible format, Foundations of Algorithms, Fourth Edition offers a well-balanced presentation of algorithm design, complexity analysis of algorithms, and computational complexity, with numerous examples throughout.

    This volume is accessible to mainstream computer science students who have a background in college algebra and discrete structures. To support their approach, the authors present mathematical concepts using standard English and a simpler notation than is found in most texts. A review of essential mathematical concepts is presented in three appendices. The authors also reinforce the explanations with numerous concrete examples to help students grasp theoretical concepts.

    To help students better understand complex algorithms, the authors use C++ and Java pseudocode, as students are familiar with these languages from their intro programming and data structures courses.  Furthermore, students are not required to have a calculus background.  College algebra and discrete structures are the prerequisites for the text.  The authors, both professors at Northeastern Illinois University, have included a chapter on numerical algorithms with a review of basic number theory, Euclid's Algorithm for finding the greatest common divisor, a review of modular arithmetic, an algorithm for solving modular linear equations, an algorithm for computing modular powers, and the new polynomial-time algorithm for determining whether a number is prime.

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    Topics: New Edition, Foundations, new edition, Algorithms, algorithms, foundations

    Java Illuminated, Third Edition Offers FREE Access to Custom CodeLab

    Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2011 2:42:02 PM

    Provide your introductory java programming students an "Active Learning" experience with Turings Craft Custom CodeLab®

    Jones & Bartlett Learning is excited to offer Custom CodeLab with the recently published Third Editions of the best-selling text Java Illuminated.  Furthermore, access to this outstanding learning tool is free with new copies of the text!

    CodeLab is a web-based interactive programming exercise service that has been customized to accompany each text. It provides over 300 short exercises, each focused on a particular programming idea or language construct. The student types in code and the system immediately judges its correctness, offering hints when the submission is incorrect. Through this process, the student gains mastery over the semantics, syntax and common usage of the language elements.

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    Topics: Active Learning, New Edition, new edition, interactive, Java, java

    Just Published: Databases Illuminated, Second Edition - with Outstanding Value-Added Instructor & Student Resources!

    Posted by admin on Mar 3, 2011 1:54:50 PM

    Databases Illuminated, Second Edition integrates database theory with a practical approach to database design and implementation. This text is specifically designed for the modern database student, who will be expected to know both theory and applied design and implementation as professionals in the field. This Second Edition has been revised and updated to incorporate information about the new releases of Access 2010, Oracle 11g and Intersystems Cache. It includes material on the most recent topics such as, Web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications.

    New and key features of the updated Second Edition:

    • Covers the new features of the current versions of popular database management systems, including Oracle 11, Access 2010, and InterSystems Cache.
    • Incorporates the new curriculum recommendations in ACM Computer Science Curriculum 2008 and ACM/AIS IS2010 Curriculum Guidelines for IS2010.2, Data and Information Management, including more attention to security, concurrency, and net-centric computing. The chapter on computer ethics has been updated to take into account new regulations and practices.
    • Contains more material on recent and relevant topics, such as Web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data warehousing, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications.
    • Includes the extensive object-relational features of the current release of Oracle, with downloadable code for students to implement.
    • Object-oriented databases are implemented using InterSystems Cache, with downloadable code included on the website.
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    Topics: New Edition, new edition, Databases, databases

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