Foundations of Computer Science
by Lawrence C Paulson
Publisher: University of Cambridge 2000
Number of pages: 155
This text teaches programming and presents some fundamental principles of computer science, especially algorithm design. The programming in this course is based on the language ML and mostly concerns the functional programming style. The course also covers basic methods for estimating efficiency.
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