Invitation to Computer Science

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Authors : G. Michael Schneider; Judith Gersting


624 Pages  Paperback 

5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2007, 2007, 2005

©2010, Published


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This revision of Schneider and Gersting's bestselling text now offers a more flexible approach to the CS0 course. The text still features a solid introduction to programming concepts, but the language-specific material has been moved online and expanded. In addition to modules for C++ and Java, opti... more


Presents a language-independent, breadth-first introduction to computer science, including coverage of hardware, software, applications, and ethics.

Includes exercise sets that allow opportunity for concept application.

Provides hands-on practice through an optional Lab Manual containing 23 labora... more

New to this Edition

Provides the option to introduce one or more languages with the addition of online modules for Java, C++, C#, Python, and Ada.

Features two new chapters on Security and Entertainment that address current trends in computing.

Offers updated feature boxes throughout the text.