A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science

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A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science, 3/e is ideal for Introduction to Computing and the Web courses in departments of Math and Computer Science.


This thoughtfully written text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript. Integrating breadth-based and depth-based chapters, Reed covers a broad range of topics balanced with programming depth in a hands-on, tutorial style.

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“The textbook [Reed] explains a concept, shows the code, then give a pictorial example to reinforce that point. An excellent example is in chapter four when talking about ONMOUSEOVER and ONMOUSEOUT.” — Dr. Jenna Miley, Bainbridge College

“The thing that struck me [about Reed] was how the examples are presented followed by adding functionality, basically anticipating questions that a reader would have after doing the examples.” — Lionel Craddock, Bluefield State College

“The examples are illuminating and effective.” — Lionel Craddock, Bluefield State College

“This text [Reed] offers very clear explanations of difficult topics.” — Ralph Hooper, University of Alabama

“Reed’s examples are relevant and fun; his language is clear and concise, and his use of the language is accessible to non-majors.” — Arnold D. Miles, Georgetown University

“The programming is presented in a well-organized manner; it builds smoothly.” — Arnold D. Miles, Georgetown University

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A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science represents a unique and innovative approach to introductory computer science courses. In contrast with traditional texts that focus almost exclusively on either breadth (a survey of computing concepts) or depth (programming and problem solving), this text provides a balanced view of computing. Breadth chapters cover concepts and issues in computing that are most relevant to the beginning student, including computer terminology, the Internet and Web. algorithms and software. and technology's impact on society. Mixed among these topics are depth chapters that introduce fundamental programming concepts anti skills with hands-on tutorials. Using HTML and the programming language JavaScript. students develop problem-solving skills as they design and implement interactive Web pages.

Breadth Chapters
  • Breadth-based chapters focus on topics that are most relevant to a beginning student, and are written in an engaging, easy-to-read style.
  • Illustrations, photographs; and Web-based Visualization tools are used extensively to illuminate key points.
  • Each chapter ends with a Chapter Summary and Review Questions that encourage reflection and the integration of content from that chapter.
Depth Chapters
  • Depth-based chapters are presented as hands-on tutorials, recognizing that the only way to learn programming and problem solving is to actually do it.
  • Tutorial exercises follow an incremental approach allowing students to master programming concepts by first studying and modifying existing programs before designing and implementing new programs that solve interesting problems.
  • Program design and debugging advice is provided in special sections called Designer Secrets and Common Errors to Avoid.
  • Each chapter includes a Chapter Summary that identifies key concepts, and Supplemental Material and Exercises to facilitate further study.

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