An Introduction to Python and Computer Programming

  • Yue Zhang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 353)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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About this book


This book introduces Python programming language and fundamental concepts in algorithms and computing. Its target audience includes students and engineers with little or no background in programming, who need to master a practical programming language and learn the basic thinking in computer science/programming. The main contents come from lecture notes for engineering students from all disciplines, and has received high ratings. Its materials and ordering have been adjusted repeatedly according to classroom reception. Compared to alternative textbooks in the market, this book introduces the underlying Python implementation of number, string, list, tuple, dict, function, class, instance and module objects in a consistent and easy-to-understand way, making assignment, function definition, function call, mutability and binding environments understandable inside-out. By giving the abstraction of implementation mechanisms, this book builds a solid understanding of the Python programming language.


Algorithms and Computing Computer Programming Data Organization Flow Control Learning Python Module Objects Mutability Python Language Python Syntax

Authors and affiliations

  • Yue Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Singapore Univ of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-608-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-609-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-1119
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