For the Introduction to Computer Science course.
A broad exploration of computer science–with the depth needed to understand concepts
Computer Science: An Overview provides a bottom-up, concrete-to-abstract foundation that students can build upon to see the relevance and interrelationships of future computer science courses. Its comprehensive coverage and clear language are accessible to students from all backgrounds, encouraging a practical and realistic understanding.
More than 1,000 questions and exercises, Chapter Review Problems, and Social Issues questions reinforce core concepts. The 13th Edition continues its focus on Python to provide programming tools for exploration and experimentation. A new full-color design reflects the use of color in most modern programming interfaces to aid the programmer’s understanding of code. Syntax coloring is now used more effectively for clarifying code and pseudocode segments in the text, and many figures and diagrams are now rendered more descriptively.
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