How to think like a computer scientist

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Description

The goal of this book is to teach you to think like a computer scientist. I like the way computer scientists think because they combine some of the best features of Mathematics, Engineering, and Natural Science. Like mathematicians, computer scientists use formal languages to denote ideas (specifically computations). Like engineers, they design things, assembling components into systems and evaluating tradeoffs among alternatives. Like scientists, they observe the
behavior of complex systems, form hypotheses, and test predictions. The single most important skill for a computer scientist is problem-solving. By that I mean the ability to formulate problems, think creatively about solutions, and express a solution clearly and accurately. As it turns out, the process of learning to program is an excellent opportunity to practice problem-solving
skills. That’s why this chapter is called “The way of the program.”

Creator

Allen B. Downey

Source

http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkcpp

Publisher

Green Tea Press

Date

2012

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Social Bookmarking

Citation

Allen B. Downey, “How to think like a computer scientist,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - UNM, accessed February 29, 2020, http://oer.unm.ac.id/items/show/2190.