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Concise Guide to Computing Foundations

Core Concepts and Select Scientific Applications

Authors: Brewer, Kevin, Bareiss, Cathy

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  • Provides self-guided modules that allow students to learn independently
  • Explains the computer science fundamentals used by science software
  • Presents content that can be integrated into a range of different introductory courses in science
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This book will help future scientists to become more intelligent users of computing technology in their practice of science. The content is suitable for introductory courses on the foundations of computing and the specific application of computers in different areas of science. The text presents a set of modules for use in existing science courses in order to integrate individual aspects of computational thinking, as well as a set of modules introducing the computer science concepts needed to understand the computing involved. These modules guide science students in their independent learning. The book covers computing applications in such diverse areas as bioinformatics, chemical kinetics, hydrogeological modeling, and mechanics of materials, geographic information systems, flow analysis, the solving of equations, curve fitting, optimization, and scientific data acquisition. The computing topics covered include simulations, errors, data representation, algorithms, XMS, compression, databases, performance, and complexity.

About the authors

Dr. Kevin Brewer is Co-Chair and Professor in the Department of Engineering in the Walker School of Engineering at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, USA.

Dr. Cathy Bareiss is a Professor of Computer Science at the same institution.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concise Guide to Computing Foundations
Book Subtitle
Core Concepts and Select Scientific Applications
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29954-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29954-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29952-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80694-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 191
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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