Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation
by David S. Touretzky
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co 1990
Number of pages: 587
This book is about learning to program in Lisp. Although widely known as the principal language of artificial intelligence research—one of the most advanced areas of computer science—Lisp is an excellent language for beginners. It is increasingly the language of choice in introductory programming courses due to its friendly, interactive environment, rich data structures, and powerful software tools that even a novice can master in short order.
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by Chris Bourke - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
A draft of text book for Computer Science I, covering CS1 topics in a generic manner using psuedocode with supplemental parts for specific languages. Computer Science is not programming. Programming is a necessary skill, but it is only the beginning.
by Christine Alvarado, et al. - Harvey Mudd College
Our objective is to provide an introduction to computer science as an intellectually vibrant field rather than focusing exclusively on computer programming. We emphasize concepts and problem-solving over syntax and programming language features.
by Susan Rodger - Duke University
These lecture notes present an introduction to theoretical computer science including studies of abstract machines, the language hierarchy from regular languages to recursively enumerable languages, noncomputability and complexity theory.
by Ian Wienand - bottomupcs.com
Computer Science from the Bottom Up: a free, online book designed to teach computer science from the bottom end up. Topics covered include binary and binary logic, operating systems internals, toolchain fundamentals and system library fundamentals.