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Computer science : a very short introduction

Author: Subrata Dasgupta
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Very short introductions, 466.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Subrata Dasgupta explores the fundamental nature of computer science, and sheds light on its central concepts. He considers algorithms, programming, sequential and parallel processing, and emerging ideas such as biological computing and cognitive modelling, and discusses the idea of computer science as a study of the artificial."--Book cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Subrata Dasgupta
ISBN: 9780198733461 0198733461
OCLC Number: 948642196
Description: xvii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: The "stuff" of computing --
Computational artefacts --
Algorithmic thinking --
The art, science, and engineering of programming --
The discipline of computer architecture --
Heuristic computing --
Computational thinking --
Epilogue: is computer science a universal science?
Series Title: Very short introductions, 466.
Responsibility: Subrata Dasgupta.

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While the development of Information Technology has been obvious to all, the underpinning computer science has been less apparent. Subrata Dasgupta provides a thought-provoking introduction to the  Read more...

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