Introducing Computing

Author: Lawrence Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317625668
Size: 53.62 MB
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Introducing Computing from the Author: Lawrence Williams. This timely new text provides an accessible introduction to teaching Computing, and computer programming. Specifically designed for non-specialists who need to develop new skills in Computing in order to meet the new curriculum requirements, it offers a useful guide to the subject, alongside worked examples of good practice. Packed full of practical advice, the book examines different approaches to introducing children from age 5 to Computing, and describes a wide range of tried and tested projects that have been proven to work in schools. Including case studies and a glossary of key terms, it covers: The key concepts in Computing and computational thinking Using personal learning networks, social media and the 'wiki curriculum' to develop higher thinking skills and desirable learner characteristics Links to the curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 Practical ways to develop children’s Computing skills alongside creative writing, art and music Gaming and computer science Featuring a companion website www.literacyfromscratch.org.uk with extensive support materials, examples of pupils’ work, links to software and downloadable lesson plans, this is an essential text for all teachers and trainees who are responsible for the new Computing curriculum.

Introducing Python

Author: Bill Lubanovic
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449361196
Size: 64.59 MB
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Introducing Python from the Author: Bill Lubanovic. Annotation With 'Introducing Python', Bill Lubanovic brings years of knowledge as a programmer, system administrator and author to a book of impressive depth that's fun to read and simple enough for non-programmers to use. Along with providing a strong foundation in the language itself, Lubanovic shows you how to use Python for a range of applications in business, science and the arts, drawing on the rich collection of open source packages developed by Python fans.

Topics In Parallel And Distributed Computing

Author: Sushil K Prasad
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128039388
Size: 52.14 MB
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Topics In Parallel And Distributed Computing from the Author: Sushil K Prasad. Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing provides resources and guidance for those learning PDC as well as those teaching students new to the discipline. The pervasiveness of computing devices containing multicore CPUs and GPUs, including home and office PCs, laptops, and mobile devices, is making even common users dependent on parallel processing. Certainly, it is no longer sufficient for even basic programmers to acquire only the traditional sequential programming skills. The preceding trends point to the need for imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology. However, the rapid changes in computing hardware platforms and devices, languages, supporting programming environments, and research advances, poses a challenge both for newcomers and seasoned computer scientists. This edited collection has been developed over the past several years in conjunction with the IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP), which held several workshops and discussions on learning parallel computing and integrating parallel concepts into courses throughout computer science curricula. Contributed and developed by the leading minds in parallel computing research and instruction Provides resources and guidance for those learning PDC as well as those teaching students new to the discipline Succinctly addresses a range of parallel and distributed computing topics Pedagogically designed to ensure understanding by experienced engineers and newcomers Developed over the past several years in conjunction with the IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP), which held several workshops and discussions on learning parallel computing and integrating parallel concepts

Introducing Computers

Author: Robert H. Blissmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471548447
Size: 68.44 MB
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Introducing Computers from the Author: Robert H. Blissmer. This annually revised computing text provides up-to-date information on topics of interest, including computers and society, communications, artificial intelligence, processing, mass storage, database management systems, end-user development, programming and hardware.

Introduction To High Performance Computing For Scientists And Engineers

Author: Georg Hager
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439811931
Size: 39.68 MB
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Introduction To High Performance Computing For Scientists And Engineers from the Author: Georg Hager. Written by high performance computing (HPC) experts, Introduction to High Performance Computing for Scientists and Engineers provides a solid introduction to current mainstream computer architecture, dominant parallel programming models, and useful optimization strategies for scientific HPC. From working in a scientific computing center, the authors gained a unique perspective on the requirements and attitudes of users as well as manufacturers of parallel computers. The text first introduces the architecture of modern cache-based microprocessors and discusses their inherent performance limitations, before describing general optimization strategies for serial code on cache-based architectures. It next covers shared- and distributed-memory parallel computer architectures and the most relevant network topologies. After discussing parallel computing on a theoretical level, the authors show how to avoid or ameliorate typical performance problems connected with OpenMP. They then present cache-coherent nonuniform memory access (ccNUMA) optimization techniques, examine distributed-memory parallel programming with message passing interface (MPI), and explain how to write efficient MPI code. The final chapter focuses on hybrid programming with MPI and OpenMP. Users of high performance computers often have no idea what factors limit time to solution and whether it makes sense to think about optimization at all. This book facilitates an intuitive understanding of performance limitations without relying on heavy computer science knowledge. It also prepares readers for studying more advanced literature. Read about the authors’ recent honor: Informatics Europe Curriculum Best Practices Award for Parallelism and Concurrency

Javatech An Introduction To Scientific And Technical Computing With Java

Author: Clark S. Lindsey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139445498
Size: 26.55 MB
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Javatech An Introduction To Scientific And Technical Computing With Java from the Author: Clark S. Lindsey. JavaTech is a practical introduction to the Java programming language with an emphasis on the features that benefit technical computing. After presenting the basics of object-oriented programming in Java, it examines introductory topics such as graphical interfaces and thread processes. It goes on to review network programming and develops Web client-server examples for tasks such as monitoring remote devices. The focus then shifts to distributed computing with RMI. Finally, it examines how Java programs can access the local platform and interact with hardware. Topics include combining native code with Java, communication via serial lines, and programming embedded processors. An extensive web site supports the book with additional instructional materials. JavaTech demonstrates the ease with which Java can be used to create powerful network applications and distributed computing applications. It will be used as a textbook for programming courses, and by researchers who need to learn Java for a particular task.

Introduction To Computers For Healthcare Professionals

Author: Irene Joos
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763761133
Size: 79.23 MB
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Introduction To Computers For Healthcare Professionals from the Author: Irene Joos. An introductory computer literacy text for nurses and other healthcare students, Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals explains hardware, popular software programs, operating systems, and computer assisted communication. The Fifth Edition of this best-selling text has been revised and now includes content on on online storage, communication and online learning including info on PDA's, iPhones, IM, and other media formats, and another chapter on distance learning including video conferencing and streaming video.

An Introduction To Bayesian Scientific Computing

Author: Daniela Calvetti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387733949
Size: 23.51 MB
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An Introduction To Bayesian Scientific Computing from the Author: Daniela Calvetti. This book has been written for undergraduate and graduate students in various disciplines of mathematics. The authors, internationally recognized experts in their field, have developed a superior teaching and learning tool that makes it easy to grasp new concepts and apply them in practice. The book’s highly accessible approach makes it particularly ideal if you want to become acquainted with the Bayesian approach to computational science, but do not need to be fully immersed in detailed statistical analysis.

Reflections On The History Of Computers In Education

Author: Arthur Tatnall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364255119X
Size: 54.46 MB
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Reflections On The History Of Computers In Education from the Author: Arthur Tatnall. This book is a collection of refereed invited papers on the history of computing in education from the 1970s to the mid-1990s presenting a social history of the introduction and early use of computers in schools. The 30 papers deal with the introduction of computer in schools in many countries around the world: Norway, South Africa, UK, Canada, Australia, USA, Finland, Chile, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Israel and Poland. The authors are not professional historians but rather people who as teachers, students or researchers were involved in this history and they narrate their experiences from a personal perspective offering fascinating stories.