Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python, A Multimedia Approach

Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python, A Multimedia Approach

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For courses in Introduction to Computing or Introduction to Programming. There is a growing interest in computing for non-CS majors, or for students who have not yet determined their majors (sometimes called the "CS0" market). Computer science professors are also confronted with increased attrition and failure rates. Guzdial introduces programming as a way of creating and manipulating media-a context familiar and intriguing to today's students. Students begin actual programming early on (sometimes over 100 lines of code in the second assignment). Guzdial's approach has met with substantial success in class testing. Access updated student resources (previously available on CD) at more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 178 x 230 x 22mm | 621.43g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131176552
  • 9780131176553

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction to Computer Science and Media Computation 2. Introduction to Programming II. PICTURES 3. Modifying Pictures using Loops 4. Modifying pixels in a range 5. Combining Pictures III. SOUNDS 6. Modifying Sounds using Loops 7. Modifying Samples in a Range 8. Combining Sounds 9. Design and Debugging IV. TEXT, FILES, AND UNIMEDIA 10. Creating and Modifying Text 11. Making Text for the Web V. MOVIES 12. Creating and Modifying Movies VI. TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 13. Speed 14. Styles of Programming15. Creating Graphical User Interfaces16. JavaScriptAPPENDICESshow more

About Mark J. Guzdial

Mark Guzdial is a Full Professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, member of the GVU Center, and Director of the Collaborative Software Laboratory. His Prentice Hall books include Squeak: Object-Oriented Design with Multimedia Applications; Squeak: Open Personal Computing and Multimedia; and Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python: A Multimedia more

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