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# Computer Science

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## subcategories

**Algorithms & Data Structures** (42)

**Artificial Intelligence** (26)

**Concurrent, Parallel & Distributed Systems** (21)

**Databases & Information Retrieval** (31)

**Information & Coding Theory** (24)

**Information Science** (18)

**Modeling & Simulation** (17)

**Programming Language Theory** (33)

**Security & Cryptography** (28)

**Software Engineering** (25)

**Theory of Computation** (10)

## see also

**Programming** (15)

**Computer Mathematics** (22)

## e-books in this category

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**Foundations of Computation**

by **Carol Critchlow, David Eck** - **Hobart and William Smith Colleges** , **2011**

The book covers material on logic, sets, and functions that would often be taught in a course in discrete mathematics. The second part covers automata, formal languages, and grammar that would ordinarily be encountered in an upper level course.

(**780** views)

**Building Blocks for Theoretical Computer Science**

by **Margaret M. Fleck** - **University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign** , **2013**

This book provides a survey of basic mathematical objects, notation, and techniques useful in later computer science courses. It gives a brief introduction to some key topics: algorithm analysis and complexity, automata theory, and computability.

(**1679** views)

**Introduction to Soft Computing**

by **Eva Volna** - **Bookboon** , **2013**

This book gives an introduction to Soft Computing, which aims to exploit tolerance for imprecision, uncertainty, approximate reasoning, and partial truth in order to achieve close resemblance with human like decision making.

(**1785** views)

**Computer Science from the Bottom Up**

by **Ian Wienand** - **bottomupcs.com** , **2013**

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.

(**2859** views)

**Modern Information Systems**

by **Christos Kalloniatis** - **InTech** , **2012**

This book may assist researchers on studying the innovative functions of modern information systems in various areas like health, telematics, knowledge management, etc. It can also assist young students in capturing the new research tendencies.

(**3258** views)

**Advances in Knowledge Representation**

by **Carlos Ramírez Gutiérrez** - **InTech** , **2012**

A compilation of research works on topics such as concept theory, positive relational algebra and k-relations, structured, visual and ontological models of knowledge representation, and detailed descriptions of applications to various domains.

(**2229** views)

**A New Kind of Science**

by **Stephen Wolfram** - **Wolfram Media** , **2002**

Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments -- illustrated in the book by striking computer graphics -- Wolfram shows how their unexpected results force a whole new way of looking at the operation of our universe.

(**3214** views)

**Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science**

by **Susan Rodger** - **Duke University** , **1998**

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.

(**5547** views)

**Handbook of Knowledge Representation**

by **Frank van Harmelen, Vladimir Lifschitz, Bruce Porter** - **Elsevier Science** , **2008**

Knowledge Representation is concerned with encoding knowledge on computers to enable systems to reason automatically. The Handbook of Knowledge Representation is an up-to-date review of twenty-five key topics in knowledge representation.

(**3880** views)

**Foundations of Computer Science**

by **Hans-Peter Bischof** , **1998**

This text is an introduction to the formal study of computation. The course will provide students with a broad perspective of computer science and will acquaint them with various formal systems on which modern computer science is based.

(**5177** views)

**Essentials of Theoretical Computer Science**

by **F. D. Lewis** - **University of Kentucky** , **2001**

This text is a broad introduction to the field, presented from a computer science viewpoint for computer scientists. This was designed to be used in a one-semester course for senior computer science majors or first year masters students.

(**4519** views)

**Introduction to Logic in Computing Science**

by **H. James Hoover, Piotr Rudnicki** - **University of Alberta** , **2002**

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the logical and mathematical tools for reasoning about algorithms. Being able to effectively use these tools makes the difference between being a programming hack and a computing scientist.

(**6655** views)

**Computational Science Education Project**

- **CSEP** , **1996**

An electronic book for teaching Computational Science and Engineering. The intended audience are students in science and engineering at the advanced undergraduate level and higher. Tutorials for networking and visualization software are included.

(**4926** views)

**Computer Science Logo Style**

by **Brian Harvey** - **The MIT Press** , **1997**

This series is for people who are interested in computer programming because it's fun. The three volumes use the Logo as the vehicle for an exploration of computer science from the perspective of symbolic computation and artificial intelligence.

(**6166** views)

**A Computer Science Tapestry: Exploring Computer Science with C++**

by **Owen L. Astrachan** - **McGraw - Hill** , **1999**

This book is designed for a first course in computer science that uses C++ as the programming language. The goal was to leverage the best features of the language using sound practices of programming and pedagogy in the study of computer science.

(**5748** views)

**Foundations of Computer Science: C Edition**

by **Al Aho, Jeff Ullman** - **W. H. Freeman** , **1994**

Aho and Ullman have created a C version of their groundbreaking text. This book combines the theoretical foundations of computing with essential discrete mathematics. It follows the same organizations, with all examples and exercises in C.

(**12788** views)

**Introduction to High-Performance Scientific Computing**

by **Victor Eijkhout** - **University of Texas** , **2010**

A computational scientist needs knowledge of several aspects of numerical analysis and discrete mathematics. This text covers: computer architecture, parallel computers, machine arithmetic, numerical linear algebra, applications.

(**4693** views)

**The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery**

by **Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, Kristin Tolle** - **Microsoft Research** , **2009**

The Fourth Paradigm, the collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.

(**6350** views)

**Computer Science: Abstraction to Implementation**

by **Robert M. Keller** - **Harvey Mudd College** , **2001**

This book is intended for a second course in computer science, one emphasizing principles wherever it seems possible. It is not limited to programming, it attempts to use various programming models to explicate principles of computational systems.

(**8904** views)

**GRE Computer Science Test Practice Book**

- **Educational Testing Service** , **2004**

This book contains one actual, full-length GRE Computer Science Test and test-taking strategies. The test consists of about 70 multiple-choice questions, some of which are grouped in sets and based on diagrams, graphs, and program fragments.

(**10610** views)

**A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science**

by **David Reed** - **Prentice Hall** , **2004**

The book covers concepts in computing that are most relevant to the beginning student, including computer terminology, the Internet and World Wide Web, the history of computing, the organization and manufacture of computer technology, etc.

(**16492** views)

**Foundations of Computer Science**

by **Lawrence C Paulson** - **University of Cambridge** , **2000**

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.

(**12869** views)

**Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming**

by **Peter Van Roy, Seif Haridi** - **The MIT Press** , **2004**

Covered topics: concurrency, state, distributed programming, constraint programming, formal semantics, declarative concurrency, message-passing concurrency, forms of data abstraction, building GUIs, transparency approach to distributed programming.

(**15111** views)

**Introduction to Computer Science using Java**

by **Bradley Kjell** - **Central Connecticut State University** , **2006**

The text for a first course in computer science using the programming language Java. It covers the fundamentals of programming and of computer science. It is assumed that you have the Java version 5.0 or later and a text editor such as Notepad.

(**13141** views)

**How to think like a Computer Scientist (C++ Version)**

by **Allen B. Downey** , **1999**

This book teaches you to think like a computer scientist - to combine the best features of mathematics, natural science, and engineering, to use formal languages to denote ideas, to observe the behavior of complex systems, form hypotheses, etc.

(**14182** views)

**Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation**

by **David S. Touretzky** - **Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co** , **1990**

This is a gentle introduction to Common Lisp for students taking their first programming course. No prior mathematical background beyond arithmetic is assumed. There are lots of examples, the author avoided technical jargon.

(**8511** views)

**Concrete Abstractions: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Scheme**

by **Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser, Karl Knight** - **Course Technology** , **1998**

The book Concrete Abstractions covers the programming and data structures basics. It will give first-time computer science students the opportunity to not only write programs, but to prove theorems and analyze algorithms as well.

(**8599** views)

**Rough set data analysis: A road to non-invasive knowledge discovery**

by **Ivo Düntsch, Günther Gediga** - **Methodos Publishers (UK)** , **2000**

In this book the authors present an overview of the work they have done on the foundations and details of data analysis, the first attempt to do this in a non-invasive way. It is a look at data analysis from many different angles.

(**6896** views)

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