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A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet, 4e is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. Sara Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist's perspective, and with historical context for many issues, she covers the issues students will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. A primary goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large.
Python is today's fastest growing programming language. This engaging and refreshingly different guide breaks down the skills into clear step-by-step chunks and explains the theory using brief easy-to-understand language. Rather than bamboozling readers with pages of mind-numbing technical jargon, this book includes 150 practical challenges, putting the power in the reader's hands. Through creating programs to solve these challenges the reader will quickly progress from mastering the basics to confidently using subroutines, a graphical user interface, and linking to external text, csv and SQL files. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to program with Python. In particular, students starting out in computer science and teachers who want to improve their confidence in Python will find here a set of ready-made challenges for classroom use.
This introductory-level C programming book is designed primarily for engineering students required to learn how to program. In Engineering Problem Solving with C, 4e, best-selling author, Delores Etter, uses real-world engineering and scientific examples and problems throughout the text. Solutions to the problems are developed using the language C and the author's signature five-step problem solving process. Since learning any new skill requires practice at a number of different levels of difficulty, four types of exercises are presented to develop problem-solving skills - Practice! problems, Modify! problems, Short-Answer problems, and Programming problems. The author's clear and precise style creates a highly accessible and readable text for students of all levels.
Beloved by fans the world over, the Monster Hunter series takes players on an epic quest to hunt the most dangerous and fantastic creatures imaginable. Monster Hunter Illustrations is back with this new, leviathan-sized, artwork collection! Monster Hunter Illustrations 3 covers all the fourth generation Monster Hunter game Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Featured are creature designs, character designs, armor, weapons, tons of rough sketches, and more!
The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering is appropriate to use in sustainable engineering classes for both majors and non-majors. This textbook was designed as the basis for a course in itself, but it can be used to provide modules in existing courses, or as a supplementary text in sustainable engineering, green engineering, industrial ecology, sustainability law and policy, and environmental courses. Sustainable engineering is learning how to engineer responsibly and professionally in the Anthropocene: the Age of the Human. This textbook sketches out the cultural, social, institutional, and environmental context within which engineering and, more broadly, technology systems are now situated. It provides frameworks to facilitate understanding, communication, and the solving of highly complex problems with significant technological dimensions - all in the name of generating more capable professionals competent in their chosen field, who are able to integrate other disciplines to address complex adaptive systems.
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 3 National IT specification*. Extensive unit coverage: Student Book 2 covers 14 units including all the mandatory units, giving learners the breadth to tailor the course to their needs and interests, when combined with Student Book 1. Functional Skills and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are embedded in activities throughout the book. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context.
This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. The Third Edition of Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with Java: Walls and Mirrors employs the analogies of Walls (data abstraction) and Mirrors (recursion) to teach Java programming design solutions, in a way that beginning students find accessible. The book has a student-friendly pedagogical approach that carefully accounts for the strengths and weaknesses of the Java language. With this book, students will gain a solid foundation in data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and other problem-solving techniques.
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 3 National IT specification*. Extensive unit coverage: Student Book 1 covers 14 units including all the mandatory units, giving learners the breadth to tailor the course to their needs and interests, when combined with Student Book 2. Functional Skills and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are embedded in activities throughout the book. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context.
Risks are everywhere in the business world. "Mastering Risk Modelling" provides the busy financial manager with useful tips andpractical templates for assessing, applying and modelling risk and uncertainty in Excel. The book is designed specifically to be of help to you if you don't have time to start from scratch - it will improve your abilities in Excel and give you a library of basic examples that you can use as a basis for further development.
- Review of model design
- Risk and uncertainty
- Credit risk
- Project finance
- Financial analysis
- Value at risk
This second edition contains brand new chapters:
- Revised models
- More material on credit risk modelling e.g. portfolios, bankruptcy models
- Shows dual 2003/2007 Excel key strokes
- More theory especially on statistics in Excel
- Basic statistics in Excel - tools and methods
- Capacity to borrow and repay
- Finding optimum mix of risk and return
- Fixed income risk models
- Visual Basic approach
In the fast changing world of '70s California three friends are chasing their idealistic visions.
James Montage believes his inventions will benefit humanity but runs into trouble after falling for the daughter of a farmer fighting the high-tech companies transforming the land into Silicon Valley.
Stephan Collins is an aspiring writer on the fast track to success until a film producer steals his story and an L.A. gang has him in their sights to settle a score.
And Greasy Greg, a hipster auto mechanic whose freewheeling life is as epic as his yoga classes, finds the good times are over when an accidental death triggers a downward spiral.
Sometimes heartbreaking, often humorous, Nirvana Blues is about the quest for love, truth and the California Dream where sometimes you need to lose everything to find your real self.
MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, winner of TAA's 2017 Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty"), guides the reader through both programming and built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering and scientific problems. Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect the functionality of the current version of MATLAB (R2018a), including the addition of local functions in scripts, the new string type, coverage of recently introduced functions to import data from web sites, and updates to the Live Editor and App Designer.
One of the first textbooks to be fully up-to-date with the new and expanded UML 2.0 standard, this is an ideal introduction to the Unified Modelling Language for students learning about object and component-based software design and development. The book encourages a pragmatic and open-minded approach to real-life software engineering. It places UML in the context of the software engineering discipline as a whole, providing students with a practical understanding of best practice in software design and development. The authors present a broad view of the subject area, enabling students to see for themselves how different practices may be appropriate for different situations. The book is divided into four parts covering: Part 1 - Introductory Concepts Part 2 - UML, the language Part 3 - Case studies Part 4 - Applying UML in practice
Economists are regularly confronted with results of quantitative economics research. Econometrics: Theory and Applications with EViews provides a broad introduction to quantitative economic methods, for example how models arise, their underlying assumptions and how estimates of parameters or other economic quantities are computed. The author combines econometric theory with practice by demonstrating its use with the software package EViews through extensive use of screen shots. The emphasis is on understanding how to select the right method of analysis for a given situation, and how to actually apply the theoretical methodology correctly. The EViews software package is available from 'Quantitive Micro Software'. Written for any undergraduate or postgraduate course in Econometrics.
Database Solutions: A step-by-step guide to building databases 2/eAre you responsible for designing and creating the databases that keep your business running? Or are you studying for a module in database design? If so, Database Solutions is for you This fully revised and updated edition will make the database design and build process smoother, quicker and more reliable.Recipe for database success Take one RDMS - any of the major commercial products will do: Oracle, Informix, SQL Server, Access, Paradox Add one thorough reading of Database Solutions if you are an inexperienced database designer, or one recap of the methodology if you are an old hand Use the design and implementation frameworks to plan your timetable, use a common data model that fits your requirements and adapt as necessaryFeatures Includes hints and tips for success with comprehensive guidance on avoiding pitfalls and traps Shows how to create data models using the UML design notation Includes two full-length coded example databases written on Microsoft Access 2002 and Oracle 9i, plus 15 sample data models to adapt to your needs, chosen from seven common business areasNew for this edition New chapters on SQL (St
This book is the essential guide for any student undertaking a computing/IS project, and will give you everything you need to achieve outstanding results. Undertaking a project is a key component of nearly all computing/information systems degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Projects in Computing and Information Systems covers the four key aspects of project work (planning, conducting, presenting and taking the project further) in chronological fashion, and provides the reader with the skills to excel.
The definitive Sybex guide to A+ certification, fully updated for the latest exams The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Fourth Edition is your ultimate preparation guide for Exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Covering 100 percent of the objectives for both exams, this book gets you up to speed on essential A+ knowledge and skills. Master the critical competencies associated with hardware and software, system maintenance, troubleshooting, connectivity, and more--with practical examples drawn from real-world experience, you'll develop the skill set employers demand in today's IT environment. End-of-chapter reviews help you gauge your progress and stay on track for success, while exam highlights give you a sneak preview of what to expect on the big day. You also get access to the Sybex online test bank, featuring electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, and 4 practice exams to help you study from anywhere, any time--track your progress and test your understanding with interactive study tools. CompTIA A+ certification is the industry-leading standard for IT professionals. Hundreds of companies require their computer technicians to hold this valuable credential. Now in its fourth edition, this revised and updated study guide includes expanded coverage of virtualization and cloud computing, mobile hardware installation, network security, and more, to reflect the latest changes in the A+ exam. Providing all the information you need to earn your A+ certification, this invaluable resource will help you: Master the basics of hardware, software, and peripherals Understand and troubleshoot network connectivity issues Install and configure Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OSX, and Linux operating systems The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Fourth Edition arms you with the tools and knowledge necessary to take your skills to the next level. Whether a first-time candidate or IT professional in need of recertification, this essential study guide will help you prepare, practice, and pass with minimal burden and maximum results.
This book develops the object-oriented programming skills of experienced programmers (at the Junior, Senior or above level) by showing how to use Java 2 (the latest release of Sun's Java platform), and by providing a complete understanding of the philosophy behind Java 2. It starts out covering the language-independent concepts that are at the heart of the Java world, and then moves on to introduce Java through several example programs. Following this is an in-depth discussion on inheritance and polymorphism. Finally, the book concludes with material on important features of Java that are not object-oriented.
Whether you're looking for your next adventure, a new role to play, or the perfect battlefield, look no further than the Ultimate Guide Collection, which contains in-depth profiles on over 120 awesome Roblox experiences from Volumes 1-3 of the Top Games series. This is your source for tips, secrets, and interviews with the creators behind your favourite Roblox games - from classics like Work at a Pizza Place and Apocalypse Rising to groundbreaking hits such as Jailbreak and Phantom Forces. With so much info in one place, this compendium is a must-have for any Roblox fan.
How to structure and build an automated testing regime that will give lasting benefits.
Software testing is vitally important in the software development process, as illustrated by the growing market for automated testing tools. However, many attempts to automate software testing are not successful.
At first glance, it seems easy to automate testing: just buy one
of the popular test execution tools, record the manual tests, and
play them back whenever you want to. Unfortunately, as those who
tried it have discovered, it doesn't work like that in practice.
Just as there is more to software design than knowing a programming
language, there is more to automating testing than knowing a
"This first comprehensive treatment of software test automation
provides the equivalent of 2 or 3 years of on the job
From photographing a dewdrop in spring to a beautiful winter frost, follow your hobby throughout the year with renowned photographer Tom Ang. Whatever your level of expertise or type of camera, from the best digital SLRs on the market right down to camera phones, you'll find tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your shots. Now in its third edition, and fully updated with the latest developments in technology and equipment, this book will teach you everything you need to know to take great photographs that convey a sense of time, place and atmosphere. Packed with "how to" advice and projects to keep you snapping throughout the year, Digital Photography Month by Month is an inspiring and practical guide to taking beautiful photos whatever the season and weather conditions.
Python (R) is a free open-source language and environment that has tremendous potential in the scientific computing domain. Computing with Python presents the programming language in tight connection with mathematical applications. The approach of the book is concept based rather than a systematic introduction to the language. It is written for a mathematical readership and is aimed at students with a mathematical background.
For courses in First-Year Orientation, Student Success, Study Skills, Extended Orientation, Freshman Year Experience. The sixth edition helps students focus on practical strategies for CHANGE. Those who can master change with a positive attitude take calculated risks and maintain an open mind will succeed. Filled with inspiring stories and powerful activities, this motivating book teaches success through discovery, goal-setting and determination. Cornerstone utilizes SQ3R and Bloom's Taxonomy throughout, employing the reading and critical thinking strategies necessary for student achievement. Thoroughly updated, it includes a new chapter on Interpersonal Communication, and now extensively covers Information Literacy. Also provides updated and expanded information on money and debt management and a stronger focus on self-engagement. The chapter on Critical Thinking is brand new, empowering students to advance in the classroom and beyond. TECHNOLOGY OFFERING: MyStudentSuccessLab is available with this book upon request. It is an online solution designed to help students 'Start strong, Finish stronger' by building skills for ongoing personal and professional development. Go to http://mystudentsuccesslab.com/mssl3 for a Point and Click DEMO of the Time Management module.
An internationally best-selling, conceptual introduction to the TCP/IP protocols and Internetworking, this book interweaves a clear discussion of fundamentals and scientific principles with details and examples drawn from the latest technologies. Leading author Douglas Comer covers layering and packet formats for all the Internet protocols, includingTCP, IPv4, IPv6, DHCP, and DNS. In addition, the text explains new trends in Internet systems, including packet classification, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and mesh protocols used in The Internet of Things. The text is appropriate for individuals interested in learning more about TCP/IP protocols, Internet architecture, and current networking technologies, as well as engineers who build network systems. It is suitable for junior to graduate-level courses in Computer Networks, Data Networks, Network Protocols, and Internetworking.
For courses in Study Skills, Student Success, Freshman Seminar or "University 101". The sixth edition is geared to students who are academically underprepared for college-level studies, especially first-generation and at-risk students. The text helps students build habits for success and develop the thinking, self-management, and study skills they need to succeed academically, and has been streamlined to focus more on essential study skills, with greater coverage of memory, studying, reading, and test-taking. It retains its acclaimed simple-to-use Critical and Creative Thinking coverage, and adds relevance by addressing the two greatest barriers to staying in school-time and money management. Understanding how you think is key; this revision promotes students' self-awareness, and offers a pre- and post-course assessment. The Habits for Success theme is more integrated and practical to ensure students develop the tools needed to increase their preparedness, confidence, and commitment to learning. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials, www.carterkeys.com, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more! TECHNOLOGY OFFERING: MyStudentSuccessLab is available with this book upon request. It is an online solution designed to help students 'Start strong, Finish stronger' by building skills for ongoing personal and professional development. Go to http://mystudentsuccesslab.com/mssl3 for a Point and Click DEMO of the Time Management module.
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