Introduction to Computing
This textbook is written to explain computing from first principles, and appeals to a broad audience beyond many computing texts. With clear and concise explanation, useful diagrams and a structure that builds on previous understanding, it is aimed at post-16 students but sections would be equally useful at all levels of secondary education. Thought-provoking ‘explorations’ extend computational thinking, and ensure in-depth understanding.
Topics covered include:
- Computing basics and data representation
- Language structures, linking human and computer languages
- The reasons for, and nature of, structured programming languages
- Problem solving and algorithmic thinking
- Popular algorithms and measures of algorithmic complexity
- Interpreted language
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