Applied Computer Science

  • Shane Torbert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 279-279

About this book


The second edition of this introductory text includes an expanded treatment of collisions, agent-based models, and insight into underlying system dynamics.  Lab assignments are accessible and carefully sequenced for maximum impact. Students are able to write their own code in building solutions and Python is used to minimize any language barrier for beginners.  

Problems involving visualization are emphasized throughout with interactive graphics, image files, and plots of generated data.  This text aims to establish a core learning experience around which any number of other learning objectives could be included.  The text is presented in eight chapters where each chapter contains three problems and each problem develops five specific lab assignments, plus additional questions and discussion.  This approach seeks to leverage the immediate feedback provided by the computer to help students as they work toward writing code creatively. All labs will scale to available hardware and free software could be used for the entire course, if desired. 


Introductory computer science Computer programming Computational science Applied computing Computer science principles

Authors and affiliations

  • Shane Torbert
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  1. 1.FairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30864-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30866-1
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