Introduction to Computing Using Python, 2nd Edition (Perkovic)

Required Textbook for CS8 Spring 2018, Conrad

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cover Introduction to Computing Using Python, 2nd Edition (Perkovic) Ljubomir Perkovic 2nd 2015 9781118890943 Wiley

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Computer Science

  • 1.1 Computer Science
    • What Do Computing Professionals Do?
    • Models, Algorithms, and Programs
    • Tools of the Trade
    • What Is Computer Science?
  • 1.2 Computer Systems
    • Computer Hardware
    • Operating Systems
    • Networks and Network Protocols
    • Programming Languages
    • Software Libraries
  • 1.3 Python Programming Language
    • Short History of Python
    • Setting Up the Python Development Environment
  • 1.4 Computational Thinking
    • A Sample Problem
    • Abstraction and Modeling
    • Algorithm
    • Data Types
    • Assignments and Execution
    • Control Structures
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 2. Python Data Types

  • 2.1 Expressions, Variables, and Assignments
    • Algebraic Expressions and Functions
    • Boolean Expressions and Operators
    • Variables and Assignments
    • Variable Names
  • 2.2 Strings
    • String Operators
    • Indexing Operator
  • 2.3 Lists and Tuples
    • List Operators
    • Lists Are Mutable, Strings Are Not
    • Tuples, or “ImmutableLists”
    • List and Tuple Methods
  • 2.4 Objects and Classes
    • Object Type
    • Valid Values for Number Types
    • Operators for Number Type
    • Creating Objects
    • Implicit Type Conversions
    • Explicit Type Conversions
    • Class Methods and Object-Oriented Programming
  • 2.5 PythonStandardLibrary
    • Module math
    • Module fractions
  • CaseStudy: Turtle Graphics
  • Chapter Summary
  • Solutions to Practice Problems
  • Exercises

Chapter 3. Imperative Programming

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  • 3.1 Python Programs
    • Our First Python Program
    • Python Modules
    • Built-In Function print()
    • Interactive Input with input()
    • Function eval()
  • 3.2 ExecutionControlStructures
    • One-Way Decisions
    • Two-Way Decisions
    • Iteration Structures
    • Nesting Control Flow Structures
    • Function range()
  • 3.3 User-DefinedFunction
    • Our First Function
    • Function Input Arguments
    • print() versus return
    • Function Definitions Are “Assignment” Statements
    • Comments
    • Docstrings
  • 3.4 Python Variables and Assignments
    • Mutable and Immutable Types
    • Assignments and Mutability
    • Swapping
  • 3.5 Parameter Passing
    • Immutable Parameter Passing
    • Mutable Parameter Passing
  • CaseStudy:Automating Turtle Graphics

  • Chapter Summary
  • Solutions to Practice Problems
  • Exercises
  • Problems

Chapter 4. Text data, Files, and Exceptions

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  • 4.1 Strings, Revisited
    • String Representations
    • The Indexing Operator, Revisited
    • String Methods
  • 4.2 Formatted Output
    • Function print()
    • String Method format()
    • Lining Up Data in Columns
    • Getting and Formatting the Date and Time
  • 4.3 Files
    • File System
    • Opening and Closing a File
    • Patterns for Reading a Text File
    • Writing to a Text File
  • 4.4 Errors and Exceptions
    • SyntaxErrors
    • Built-InExceptions
  • CaseStudy:Image Files

  • Chapter Summary
  • Solutions to Practice Problems
  • Exercises
  • Problems

Chapter 5. Execution Control Structures

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  • 5.1 Decision Control and the if Statement
    • Three-Way (and More!) Decisions
    • Ordering of Conditions
  • 5.2 for Loop and Iteration Patterns
    • Loop Pattern: Iteration Loop
    • Loop Pattern: Counter Loop
    • Loop Pattern: Accumulator Loop
    • Accumulating Different Types
    • Loop Patterns:NestedLoop
  • 5.3 MoreonLists:Two-DimensionalLists
    • Two-Dimensional Lists
    • Two-Dimensional Lists and the Nested Loop Pattern
  • 5.4 whileLoop
    • while Loop Usage
  • 5.5 More Loop Patterns
    • Iteration Patterns: Sequence Loop
    • Loop Pattern: Infinite Loop
    • Loop Pattern: Loop and a Half
  • 5.6 Additional Iteration Control Statements
    • break Statement
    • continue Statement
    • pass Statement
  • Case Study: Image Processing.

  • Chapter Summary
  • Solutions to Practice Problems
  • Exercises
  • Problems

Chapter 6. Containers and Randomness

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  • 6.1 Dictionaries
    • User-Defined Indexes as Motivation for Dictionaries
    • Dictionary Class Properties
    • Dictionary Operators
    • Dictionary Methods
    • A Dictionary as a Substitute for the Multiway if Statement
    • Dictionary as a Collection of Counters
    • tuple Objects Can Be Dictionary Keys
  • 6.2 Sets
    • Using the set Constructor to Remove Duplicates
    • set Operators
    • set Methods
  • 6.3 Character Encodings and Strings
    • Character Encodings
    • ASCII
    • Unicode
    • UTF-8 Encoding for Unicode Characters
  • 6.4 Module random
    • Choosing a Random Integer
    • Choosing a Random “Real”
    • Shuffling, Choosing, and Sampling at Random
  • Case Study: Games of Chance

  • Chapter Summary
  • Solutions to Practice Problems
  • Exercises
  • Problems

Chapter 7. Namespaces

Chapter 8. Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 9. Graphical User Interfaces

Chapter 10. Recursion

Chapter 12. Databases and Data Processing

Case Studies