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Information technology: general issues

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Discovering Computer Science

Discovering Computer Science

Author: Jessen Havill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

Havill's problem-driven approach introduces algorithmic concepts in context and motivates students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. -- Janet Davis, Associate Professor and Microsoft Chair of Computer Science, Whitman College This book looks really great and takes exactly the approach I think should be used for a CS 1 course. I think it really fills a need in the textbook landscape. -- Marie desJardins, Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, Simmons University Discovering Computer Science is a refreshing departure from introductory programming texts, offering students a much more sincere introduction to the breadth and complexity of this ever-growing field. -- James Deverick, Senior Lecturer, The College of William and Mary This unique introduction to the science of computing guides students through broad and universal approaches to problem solving in a variety of contexts and their ultimate implementation as computer programs. -- Daniel Kaplan, DeWitt Wallace Professor, Macalester College Discovering Computer Science: Interdisciplinary Problems, Principles, and Python Programming is a problem-oriented introduction to computational problem solving and programming in Python, appropriate for a first course for computer science majors, a more targeted disciplinary computing course or, at a slower pace, any introductory computer science course for a general audience. Realizing that an organization around language features only resonates with a narrow audience, this textbook instead connects programming to students' prior interests using a range of authentic problems from the natural and social sciences and the digital humanities. The presentation begins with an introduction to the problem-solving process, contextualizing programming as an essential component. Then, as the book progresses, each chapter guides students through solutions to increasingly complex problems, using a spiral approach to introduce Python language features. The text also places programming in the context of fundamental computer science principles, such as abstraction, efficiency, testing, and algorithmic techniques, offering glimpses of topics that are traditionally put off until later courses. 30 well-developed independent projects that encourage students to explore questions across disciplinary boundaries, over 750 homework exercises, and 300 integrated reflection questions engage students in problem solving and active reading. The accompanying website - http://DiscoverCS.denison.edu - includes more advanced content, solutions to selected exercises, sample code and data files, and pointers for further exploration.

Discovering Computer Science

Discovering Computer Science

Author: Jessen Havill Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2020

Havill's problem-driven approach introduces algorithmic concepts in context and motivates students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. -- Janet Davis, Associate Professor and Microsoft Chair of Computer Science, Whitman College This book looks really great and takes exactly the approach I think should be used for a CS 1 course. I think it really fills a need in the textbook landscape. -- Marie desJardins, Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, Simmons University Discovering Computer Science is a refreshing departure from introductory programming texts, offering students a much more sincere introduction to the breadth and complexity of this ever-growing field. -- James Deverick, Senior Lecturer, The College of William and Mary This unique introduction to the science of computing guides students through broad and universal approaches to problem solving in a variety of contexts and their ultimate implementation as computer programs. -- Daniel Kaplan, DeWitt Wallace Professor, Macalester College Discovering Computer Science: Interdisciplinary Problems, Principles, and Python Programming is a problem-oriented introduction to computational problem solving and programming in Python, appropriate for a first course for computer science majors, a more targeted disciplinary computing course or, at a slower pace, any introductory computer science course for a general audience. Realizing that an organization around language features only resonates with a narrow audience, this textbook instead connects programming to students' prior interests using a range of authentic problems from the natural and social sciences and the digital humanities. The presentation begins with an introduction to the problem-solving process, contextualizing programming as an essential component. Then, as the book progresses, each chapter guides students through solutions to increasingly complex problems, using a spiral approach to introduce Python language features. The text also places programming in the context of fundamental computer science principles, such as abstraction, efficiency, testing, and algorithmic techniques, offering glimpses of topics that are traditionally put off until later courses. 30 well-developed independent projects that encourage students to explore questions across disciplinary boundaries, over 750 homework exercises, and 300 integrated reflection questions engage students in problem solving and active reading. The accompanying website - http://DiscoverCS.denison.edu - includes more advanced content, solutions to selected exercises, sample code and data files, and pointers for further exploration.

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics

Author: John M. (Toormina, New South Wales, Australia) Blain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2020

BlenderTM is a free Open Source 3D Computer Modeling and Animation Suite incorporating Character Rigging, Particles, Real World Physics Simulation, Sculpting, Video Editing with Motion Tracking and 2D Animation within the 3D Environment. Blender is FREE to download and use by anyone for anything. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation, Sixth Edition is a unified manual describing the operation of the program with reference to the Graphical User Interface for Blender Version 2.82a. Key Features: The book provides instruction for New Users starting at the very beginning. Instruction is presented in a series of chapters incorporating visual reference to the program's interface. The initial chapters are designed to instruct the user in the operation of the program while introducing and demonstrating interesting features of the program. Chapters are developed in a building block fashion providing forward and reverse reference to relevant material.

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics

Author: John M. (Toormina, New South Wales, Australia) Blain Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2020

BlenderTM is a free Open Source 3D Computer Modeling and Animation Suite incorporating Character Rigging, Particles, Real World Physics Simulation, Sculpting, Video Editing with Motion Tracking and 2D Animation within the 3D Environment. Blender is FREE to download and use by anyone for anything. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation, Sixth Edition is a unified manual describing the operation of the program with reference to the Graphical User Interface for Blender Version 2.82a. Key Features: The book provides instruction for New Users starting at the very beginning. Instruction is presented in a series of chapters incorporating visual reference to the program's interface. The initial chapters are designed to instruct the user in the operation of the program while introducing and demonstrating interesting features of the program. Chapters are developed in a building block fashion providing forward and reverse reference to relevant material.

Computer Organisation and Architecture

Computer Organisation and Architecture

Author: Pranabananda Chakraborty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Computer organization and architecture is becoming an increasingly important core subject in the areas of computer science and its applications, and information technology that constantly steers the relentless revolution going on in this discipline. This text book demystifies the state-of-the-art using a simple and step-by-step development from traditionally fundamentals to most advanced concepts entwined with this subject maintaining a reasonable balance among various theoretical principles, numerous design approaches, and their actual practical implementations. Being driven by the diversified knowledge gained directly from working in the constantly changing environment in information technology (IT) industry, the author, however, sets the stage by describing the modern issues in different areas of this subject, and continues to effectively provide a comprehensive source of material with exciting new developments, using a wealth of concrete examples relating to recent regulatory changes in the modern design and architecture of different categories of computer systems associated with real-life instances as case studies, ranging from micro to mini, supermini, mainframes, cluster architectures, massively parallel processing systems (MPP), and even supercomputers with commodity processors. Many of the topics that are briefly discussed in the text to conserve space for new materials, however, are elaborately described from design perspective to ultimate practical implementations with representative schematic diagrams available through the book website. Key Features The book website contains an exhaustive material with respective figures relating to the entire text to illustrate many of the computer design, organization and architecture issues with examples. Microprocessor evolutions and its chronological improvements with illustrations taking both Intel and Motorola families. Multicore concept and subsequent multicore processors; a new standard in processor design. Cluster architecture; a vibrant organizational and architectural development in building up massively distributed /parallel systems. InfiniBand, a high-speed link for use in cluster system architecture providing a single--system image. FireWire, a high-speed serial bus used for both isochronous real-time data transfer and asynchronous applications, especially needed in multimedia and mobile phones. Evolution of embedded systems and its specific characteristics. Real-time systems and their major design issues in brief. Improved main memory technologies with its recent releases of DDR2 and subsequently DDR3, Rambus DRAM, and Cache DRAM, widely used in all types of modern systems including large clusters and high-end servers. DVD optical disks and flash drive (Pen drive). RAID, a common approach to configure multiple-disk arrangement used in server-based large systems. A good number of problems along with their solutions on different topics after their delivery. This book serves as a textbook for graduate level courses for computer science engineering, information technology, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer science, BCA, MCA, and also for similar other courses.

Research Anthology on Blockchain Technology in Business, Healthcare, Education, and Government

Research Anthology on Blockchain Technology in Business, Healthcare, Education, and Government

Author: Information Resources Management Association Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Even though blockchain technology was originally created as a ledger system for bitcoin to operate on, using it for areas other than cryptocurrency has become increasingly popular as of late. The transparency and security provided by blockchain technology is challenging innovation in a variety of businesses and is being applied in fields that include accounting and finance, supply chain management, and education. With the ability to perform such tasks as tracking fraud and securing the distribution of medical records, this technology is key to the advancement of many industries. The Research Anthology on Blockchain Technology in Business, Healthcare, Education, and Government is a vital reference source that examines the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and uses of blockchain technology applications in a variety of industries, and how this technology can further transparency and security. Highlighting a range of topics such as cryptography, smart contracts, and decentralized blockchain, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, industry leaders, managers, healthcare professionals, IT consultants, engineers, programmers, practitioners, government officials, policymakers, and students.

Spatial Decision Support Systems

Spatial Decision Support Systems

Author: Ramanathan Sugumaran, John Degroote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Although interest in Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) continues to grow rapidly in a wide range of disciplines, students, planners, managers, and the research community have lacked a book that covers the fundamentals of SDSS along with the advanced design concepts required for building SDSS. Filling this need, Spatial Decision Support Systems: Principles and Practices provides a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of SDSS evolution, components, architecture, and implementation. It integrates research from a variety of disciplines, including the geosciences, to supply a complete overview of SDSS technologies and their application from an interdisciplinary perspective. This groundbreaking reference provides thorough coverage of the roots of SDSS. It explains the core principles of SDSS, how to use them in various decision making contexts, and how to design and develop them using readily available enabling technologies and commercial tools. The book consists of four major parts, each addressing different topic areas in SDSS: Presents an introduction to SDSS and the evolution of SDSS Covers the essential and optional components of SDSS Focuses on the design and implementation of SDSS Reviews SDSS applications from various domains and disciplines-investigating current challenges and future directions The text includes numerous detailed case studies, example applications, and methods for tailoring SDSS to your work environment. It also integrates sample code segments throughout. Addressing the technical and organizational challenges that affect the success or failure of SDSS, the book concludes by considering future directions of this rapidly emerging field of study.

Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing

Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing

Author: C.H. Chen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Continuing in the footsteps of the pioneering first edition, Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing, Second Edition explores the most up-to-date signal and image processing methods for dealing with remote sensing problems. Although most data from satellites are in image form, signal processing can contribute significantly in extracting information from remotely sensed waveforms or time series data. This book combines both, providing a unique balance between the role of signal processing and image processing. Featuring contributions from worldwide experts, this book continues to emphasize mathematical approaches. Not limited to satellite data, it also considers signals and images from hydroacoustic, seismic, microwave, and other sensors. Chapters cover important topics in signal and image processing and discuss techniques for dealing with remote sensing problems. Each chapter offers an introduction to the topic before delving into research results, making the book accessible to a broad audience. This second edition reflects the considerable advances that have occurred in the field, with 23 of 27 chapters being new or entirely rewritten. Coverage includes new mathematical developments such as compressive sensing, empirical mode decomposition, and sparse representation, as well as new component analysis methods such as non-negative matrix and tensor factorization. The book also presents new experimental results on SAR and hyperspectral image processing. The emphasis is on mathematical techniques that will far outlast the rapidly changing sensor, software, and hardware technologies. Written for industrial and academic researchers and graduate students alike, this book helps readers connect the dots in image and signal processing. New in This Edition The second edition includes four chapters from the first edition, plus 23 new or entirely rewritten chapters, and 190 new figures. New

Data Sketches

Data Sketches

Author: Nadieh Bremer, Shirley Wu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

In Data Sketches, Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu document the deeply creative process behind 24 unique data visualization projects, and they combine this with powerful technical insights which reveal the mindset behind coding creatively. Spanning 12 different topics - from the Olympics to Presidents & Royals and from Movies to Myths & Legends - each pair of visualizations explores different technologies and forms, blurring the boundary between visualization as an exploratory tool and an artform in its own right. The book provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes account of all 24 projects and shares the authors' personal notes and drafts every step of the way. The book features: Detailed information on data gathering, sketching, and coding data visualizations for the web, with screenshots of works-in-progress and reproductions from the authors' notebooks Never-before-published technical write-ups, with beginner-friendly explanations of core data visualization concepts Practical lessons based on the data and design challenges overcome during each project Full-color pages, showcasing all 24 final data visualizations This book is perfect for anyone interested or working in data visualization and information design, and especially those who want to take their work to the next level and are inspired by unique and compelling data-driven storytelling. The Data Sketches collaboration is a glorious tour de force: two people spur each other along a remarkable spiral of visualization creativity, and let the rest of us come along for the ride! - Tamara Munzner, Author and Professor, University of British Columbia Shirley and Nadieh are honest, entertaining, and insightful in their retrospectives, and their openness and humility make the practice less intimidating, inviting newcomers to get started. - Mike Bostock, Creator of D3.js and Founder of Observable The work of Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu is some of the most beautiful and exciting data visualization work being done today. - Elijah Meeks, Author and Executive Director, Data Visualization Society Nadieh Bremer is an astronomer turned data scientist turned freelancing data visualization designer. Shirley Wu studied business and finance, graduated as a software engineer, and is now an independent data visualization designer. Connected by a mutual love for visualizing data, they bring a unique approach to visualization and refuse to be tied down by convention and available tools. The results are beautiful, innovative, and inspiring. They are both award-winning and internationally recognized data visualization designers. Their past clients include Google, UNESCO, SFMOMA, and the New York Times.

Data Sketches

Data Sketches

Author: Nadieh Bremer, Shirley Wu Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

In Data Sketches, Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu document the deeply creative process behind 24 unique data visualization projects, and they combine this with powerful technical insights which reveal the mindset behind coding creatively. Spanning 12 different topics - from the Olympics to Presidents & Royals and from Movies to Myths & Legends - each pair of visualizations explores different technologies and forms, blurring the boundary between visualization as an exploratory tool and an artform in its own right. The book provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes account of all 24 projects and shares the authors' personal notes and drafts every step of the way. The book features: Detailed information on data gathering, sketching, and coding data visualizations for the web, with screenshots of works-in-progress and reproductions from the authors' notebooks Never-before-published technical write-ups, with beginner-friendly explanations of core data visualization concepts Practical lessons based on the data and design challenges overcome during each project Full-color pages, showcasing all 24 final data visualizations This book is perfect for anyone interested or working in data visualization and information design, and especially those who want to take their work to the next level and are inspired by unique and compelling data-driven storytelling. The Data Sketches collaboration is a glorious tour de force: two people spur each other along a remarkable spiral of visualization creativity, and let the rest of us come along for the ride! - Tamara Munzner, Author and Professor, University of British Columbia Shirley and Nadieh are honest, entertaining, and insightful in their retrospectives, and their openness and humility make the practice less intimidating, inviting newcomers to get started. - Mike Bostock, Creator of D3.js and Founder of Observable The work of Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu is some of the most beautiful and exciting data visualization work being done today. - Elijah Meeks, Author and Executive Director, Data Visualization Society Nadieh Bremer is an astronomer turned data scientist turned freelancing data visualization designer. Shirley Wu studied business and finance, graduated as a software engineer, and is now an independent data visualization designer. Connected by a mutual love for visualizing data, they bring a unique approach to visualization and refuse to be tied down by convention and available tools. The results are beautiful, innovative, and inspiring. They are both award-winning and internationally recognized data visualization designers. Their past clients include Google, UNESCO, SFMOMA, and the New York Times.

Numerical Methods

Numerical Methods

Author: Wolfgang Boehm Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

This book is written for engineers and other practitioners using numerical methods in their work and serves as a textbook for courses in applied mathematics and numerical analysis.

Misteaks. . . and how to find them before the teacher does. . .

Misteaks. . . and how to find them before the teacher does. . .

Author: Barry Cipra Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

An unusual supplement to every calculus textbook, Misteaks and How to Find Them before the Teacher Does is popular with students and teachers alike. Teachers love the way it encourages students to truly think about mathematics rather than simply plugging numbers into equations to crank out answers, and students love the author's straightforward, tongue-in-cheek style. The title of this light-hearted and amusing book might well have been Going Gray in Elementary Calculus and How to Avoid it. Changing the metaphor, Barry has hit the nail on the finger in hundreds of fine examples. --Philip J. Davis, coauthor of The Mathematical Experience. How I wish that something like this had been available when I was a student! --Ralph P. Boas, former editor of The American Mathematical Monthly. Bonus: Solution to LeWitt Puzzle