A Concise and Practical Introduction to Programming Algorithms in Java (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science) 2009th Edition by Frank Nielsen (PDF)

 

Ebook Info

  • Published: 2009
  • Number of pages: 280 pages
  • Format: PDF
  • File Size: 3.19 MB
  • Authors: Frank Nielsen

Description

A Concise and Practical Introduction to Programming Algorithms in Java has two main goals. The first is for novice programmers to learn progressively the basic concepts underlying most imperative programming languages using Java. The second goal is to introduce new programmers to the very basic principles of thinking the algorithmic way and turning the algorithms into programs using the programming concepts of Java. The book is divided into two parts and includes: The fundamental notions of variables, expressions and assignments with type checking – Conditional and loop statements – Explanation of the concepts of functions with pass-by-value arguments and recursion – Fundamental sequential and bisection search techniques – Basic iterative and recursive sorting algorithms.Each chapter of the book concludes with a set of exercises to enable students to practice concepts covered.

User’s Reviews

Editorial Reviews: Review From the reviews:”This is an excellent book. … The author takes an interesting and entirely appropriate approach to Java … . the book is designed primarily as a textbook for class use, a programmer experienced in another procedural or object-oriented language, who would like to get started with Java, could also use it. The examples and exercises are definitely a lot more interesting than those found in most books aimed at professionals … . I like this book and I recommend it.” (Edgar R. Chavez, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2009) From the Back Cover This gentle introduction to programming and algorithms has been designed as a first course for undergraduates, and requires no prior knowledge. Divided into two parts the first covers programming basic tasks using Java. The fundamental notions of variables, expressions, assignments with type checking are looked at before moving on to cover the conditional and loop statements that allow programmers to control the instruction workflows. Functions with pass-by-value/pass-by-reference arguments and recursion are explained, followed by a discussion of arrays and data encapsulation using objects.The second part of the book focuses on data structures and algorithms, describing sequential and bisection search techniques and analysing their efficiency by using complexity analysis. Iterative and recursive sorting algorithms are discussed followed by linked lists and common insertion/deletion/merge operations that can be carried out on these. Abstract data structures are introduced along with how to program these in Java using object-orientation. The book closes with an introduction to more evolved algorithmic tasks that tackle combinatorial optimisation problems.Exercises are included at the end of each chapter in order for students to practice the concepts learned, and a final section contains an overall exam which allows them to evaluate how well they have assimilated the material covered in the book.

Reviews from Amazon users which were colected at the time this book was published on the website:

⭐I see that the author took a great effort to make the material accessible to Java programmers who did not have much exposure to the algorithms and CS.I suggest it to everyone who want a gentle introduction to the subject and who does not have a strong mathematical or CS background.

⭐I’ve only read the first few chapters and it’s already terrible. If you want to learn the basics of Java without understanding much theory of OO programming + basics of algorithms + don’t mind sloppiness + can afford to waste $32…then this is the book for you.1) You’ll have to read more about the java programming language anyway, why not start with a proper textbook?2) Ditto for algorithms3) If you’re new then you’ll be lost in objects oriented programming where the author doesn’t sufficiently explain the most basic things like final, static, public, private, etc.4) Random things unexplained: Author, what is “TC.lireInt()”? You randomly included it in your code. It doesn’t compile. Apparently it’s french?5) General sloppiness, e.g. calling a function with the class name FunctionDeclaration when the new sample code changed the class name to something else.

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