From the Back Cover
Written by a master teacher and author of the highly acclaimed The Art and Science of C, this new book helps students master the fundamentals of data structures while encouraging them to develop strong software engineering skills. By emphasizing modern programming concepts such as interfaces, abstraction, and encapsulation, the text provides an ideal foundation for further study of programming. With his clear explanations and engaging writing style, Professor Roberts leads students through the CS2 curriculum in a way that captures and holds their interest throughout.Highlights
- This book introduces several library packages to simplify the programming process, making it possible for students to concentrate on high-level conceptual issues without being distracted by the complexities of C.
- It contains an extensive discussion of recursion, including a large number of sample programs and exercises that range in difficulty from simple recursive functions to the minimax strategy for analyzing two-player games.
- It emphasizes the practical skills necessary to write solid, reusable code.
About the Author
Eric S. Roberts is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and the department's Associate Chair for Educational Affairs. He is also the Charles Simonyi Professor for Innovation in Teaching. After receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980, Dr. Roberts founded and chaired the computer science department at Wellesley College. He then worked for five years as a researcher for Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Roberts is also the author of The Art and Science of C, published by Addison-Wesley in 1995.