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Questions tagged [textbook]

This tag is for questions about using a specific textbook as part of curriculum as well as for questions about using a type or category of textbook. Textbooks may be physical or electronic.

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Do you know of a complete textbook for teaching databases?

The textbooks that I know about, teaching databases, are not complete. In the sense that they lack a complete set of assignments, homework, projects, slides and instructor manual. Do you know of any ...
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Becoming a master from a newbie at Computer Science and Electronics [closed]

I want to learn about Computers and Electronics and presently don't hold any kind of degree in the same. My urge to learn is entirely driven by my interest and curiosity for these subjects. I will be ...
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Textbook on Optimization

Can anyone suggest some good textbooks on optimization for MSc level? Books with more concrete applications and examples on real problems would be more appreciated. I am more interested in algorithm ...
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Textbooks: Yes, no, roll your own?

I haven't used textbooks in my classes for a number of years. I find that generally it is hard to get students to read them unless you assign homework questions. And I'm not a fan of that method. What ...
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Is there a good textbook for writing an interpreter in an imperative language? [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good textbook for writing interpreters (not compilers) that don't use languages like Scheme or Haskell?
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Could you recommend books on concurrent programming?

I am self-learning concurrent programming. I have some experience with concurrent programming. Have self learned OS and programming. There are both programming languages and libraries that provide ...
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Paper Books or eBooks?

The majority of my students are finally becoming internet equipped. (This is kind of a big deal here in India). Whenever I start a new session, students ask me to recommend a textbook for them. I use ...
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Teaching OOP in Java, to students who already know Java

I am going to teach a course in object-oriented programming in Java, and am looking for materials - textbooks and slides. It is a course for 2nd-year undergrads. In the 1st year, they already learned ...
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Using zyBooks and labs

Has anyone used zyBooks in their classes? I've seen some good comments on the SIGCSE list about them. I would primarily use this in our CS I class (Java) with their lab feature as a way to provide ...
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What non-programming book is vital for learning the CS mindset? [closed]

If you had to recommend a single book to introduce the way programmers think to anyone, but it had to be from outside the field of CS, what would it be? For programmers, my hands down, all-time, ...
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Tips for self-study with just a textbook and google

I'm going to be working through a textbook on discrete mathematics that has a special focus on computer science. My only resources are the textbook (which, in its defense, has answers to the odd ...