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What to expect in a Computer Science and Mathematics course? [closed]

I'm a high school student. I'm really into programming and mathematics and planning to study CS and mathematics when finished with high school. I have a couple of questions concerning this issue: ...
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books on algorithms for beginners in Ruby or Python or C. Not too math heavy [closed]

I am currently at student at Turing and I would like to learn more about algorithmic design while studying programming. Our school mainly deals more with web software, Ruby, and Rails, but I would ...
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Is Horowitz and Sahni's data structure book outdated? [closed]

I found that Fundamentals of data structures (1982) by Ellis Horowitz and Sartaj Sahni draws my attention naturally, probably because of their formal treatment of data structures, and their choice ...
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Which textbook can I use after a high school CS course? [closed]

I just finished the AP Computer Science course in high school and since my school does not have any further classes, I was thinking about getting a textbook and continuing my study. APCS goes through ...
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Theory of computation introductory curriculum

I want to study theory of computation on my own, so I am looking for books. What set of books would you recommend for the equivalent of a one-semester course that introduces theory of computation? ...
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Introductory book on Logic and Computation

Can you give me some suggestions about a good introductory (but comprehensive) bookabout Logic and Computation? Some fuzzy topics that I have in mind are: Presburger artihm., PA, ZF, ZFC, HOL Set ...
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Good beginner source to learn about how computers work [duplicate]

I am a senior year high school student. I love programming and my chosen language is Java. I'm very much into high-level programming and Object Oriented design. Recently, I started to show first ...
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What CS Textbooks should I buy? [closed]

I am preparing to graduate high school. Although I do not intend to study computer science in college, I feel like it might be useful to familiarize myself with the theoretical CS concepts taught in ...
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Books to prepare before reading Knuth's The Art Of Computer Programming (TAOCP)

Many people say that TAOCP is not supposed to be read as a book (actually a volume of books), but if I decide to go that way, which math/computer science books/topics do I need to study to help me ...
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Difficulty understanding a quote from SICP

Not sure if I should ask it here but I'll just go ahead. I was reading SICP (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs). And there was one quote from Alan Perlis in the preface to the second ...
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Undergraduate Computer Science Textbooks [closed]

What books would you recommend for someone starting B.Sc in Computer Science? My Personal Info: I am currently looking at B.Sc in Computer Science (Games), which is computer science, accept for the ...
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How to formulate a computational problem rigorously?

I often interact with people who want to ask for an algorithm for a computational problem (or its complexity), but they don't express it in a rigorous way for us (computer scientists) to understand. ...
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Chazelle's discrepancy book: greedy method

In Bernard Chazelle's book The Discrepancy Method, which is available free as a PDF from the author's website, the very first statement requiring thought by the reader (on page 3, just before Theorem ...
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Introduction to complexity and computability

I'm looking for a good book that explains these subjects in a readable way. Any suggestions ? I currently pursuing my BSC in computer science, and I just failed to pass the course introduction to thr ...
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Seeking popular science book on bioinformatics or computational genomics

An intelligent 15-year-old I know is interested in both computer science and genetics. I told her that these fields make an excellent combination. I'd like to give her a book on bioinformatics or ...
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A good introductory book on cryptography

Can anyone suggest me some good books on cryptography? I have just starting studying cryptography but I know elementary number theory, abstract algebra and algorithms. Also please mention the ...
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Difference between Normative annexes and Informative annexes in ADA 95

I was reading the ADA 95 reference manual. I came across these two words in annexes Normative and informative . I couldnt find the difference between those. Your help will be much appreciated.
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Algorithm books on a range of topics

I've been tasked with building a library of books on algorithms for our small company (about 15 people). The budget is more than 5k, but certainly less than 10k, so I can buy a fair number of books. ...
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Theoretical CS and Math - self-study recommendations

I am a non-CS grad and my field of study is unrelated to CS. However, as part of a larger plan to become a computer scientist, I want to obtain a solid background in theoretical computer science and ...
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Studying Programming Language Theory

I have recently become extremely interested in understanding and proving aspects of (functional) programming languages. However as I dive deeper in, things like $\lambda$ calculus, category theory, ...
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Best book to get an overall vision of Computer Science [closed]

I ask simply if is there an equivalent to the Princeton Companion to Mathematics for Computer Science, both as aim and quality. I see similar questions about book suggestions on the site, but no so ...
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A text for virtual environments seminar

What is a good textbook for a seminar about virtual environments, virtual worlds, augmented reality and similar topics? The seminar is at the graduate studies level and is supposed to give ...
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References on collective intelligence with respect to CS applications

In recent years the field of "collective intelligence" sometimes known as Web 2.0 has had a big impact on computer science, software engineering, and software development. Stackexchange software ...
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Recommended Reading for non-CS undergraduate student doing a research Project on Travelling Salesman Problem

I am an undergraduate student in Industrial Engineering. I have taken the topic of Travelling Salesman Problem as a Research Project for my final year. More specifically, I am focusing on Convex Hulls ...
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Good text on algorithm complexity

Where should I look for a good introductory text in algorithm complexity? So far, I have had an Algorithms class, and several language classes, but nothing with a theoretical backbone. I get the whole ...
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Looking for books on creating and understanding theorems targeted at Computer Science

In studying logic to understand verifying programs I have found that there are books on logic targeted at Computer Science e.g. Logic in Computer Science: Modelling and Reasoning about Systems ...
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Standard or Top Text on Applied Graph Theory

I am looking for a reference text on applied graph theory and graph algorithms. Is there a standard text used in most computer science programs? If not, what are the most respected texts in the ...
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Book for algorithms beyond Cormen

I've finished most of the material in Cormen's Intro to Algorithms book and I am looking for an algorithms book that covers material beyond Corman's book. Are there any recommendations? NOTE: I asked ...
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Could someone suggest me a good introductory book or an article on graph clustering?

For my pet project I need to cluster some data which could be easily represented as graph, so I want to use this as an opportunity to educate myself and play with various algorithms. I'd prefer the ...