Computer Science Textbooks

Read more about Relational Databases and Microsoft Access

Relational Databases and Microsoft Access

Contributor: McFadyen

Publisher: Ron McFadyen

This text is a free introductory text that introduces MS Access and relational database design. The motivation is to support a second-year course on database systems which, to the student, is either a service course providing an introduction to database concepts, or, as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field.

(7 reviews)

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Read more about Nature of Geographic Information Systems

Nature of Geographic Information Systems

Contributor: DiBiase

Publisher: BCcampus

The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as “geospatial”).

(2 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Programming Using Java - Eighth Edition

Introduction to Programming Using Java - Eighth Edition

Contributor: Eck

Publisher: David J. Eck

Welcome to the Eighth Edition of Introduction to Programming Using Java, a free, on-line textbook on introductory programming, which uses Java as the language of instruction. This book is directed mainly towards beginning programmers, although it might also be useful for experienced programmers who want to learn something about Java. It is not meant to provide complete coverage of the Java language.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Computer Graphics

Introduction to Computer Graphics

Contributor: Eck

Publisher: David J. Eck

Introduction to Computer Graphics is a free, on-line textbook covering the fundamentals of computer graphics and computer graphics programming. This book is meant for use as a textbook in a one-semester course that would typically be taken by undergraduate computer science majors in their third or fourth year of college.

(3 reviews)

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Read more about An Introduction to Computer Networks - Second Edition

An Introduction to Computer Networks - Second Edition

Contributor: Dordal

Publisher: Peter L Dordal

An Introduction to Computer Networksis a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises.It covers the LAN, internetworking and transport layers, focusing primarily on TCP/IP. Particular attention is paid to congestion; other special topics include queuing, real-time traffic, network management, security and the ns simulator.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Database Design - 2nd Edition

Database Design - 2nd Edition

Contributor: Watt

Publisher: BCcampus

This second edition of Database Design book covers the concepts used in database systems and the database design process. Topics include:

(10 reviews)

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Read more about Python for Everybody: Exploring Data Using Python 3

Python for Everybody: Exploring Data Using Python 3

Contributor: Severance

Publisher: Charles Severance

I never seemed to find the perfect data-oriented Python book for my course, so I set out to write just such a book. Luckily at a faculty meeting three weeks before I was about to start my new book from scratch over the holiday break, Dr. Atul Prakash showed me the Think Python book which he had used to teach his Python course that semester. It is a well-written Computer Science text with a focus on short, direct explanations and ease of learning.The overall book structure has been changed to get to doing data analysis problems as quickly as possible and have a series of running examples and exercises about data analysis from the very beginning.

(9 reviews)

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Read more about A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contributor: Scharf

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

This book was written for an experimental freshman course at the University of Colorado. The course is now an elective that the majority of our electrical and computer engineering students take in the second semester of their freshman year, just before their first circuits course. Our department decided to offer this course for several reasons:

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

Contributors: Collins, Haas, Jeffery, Martin, Medeiros, and Tomljanovic

Publisher: BCcampus

This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don't stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

(17 reviews)

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Read more about Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice

Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice

Contributor: Bonaventure

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

This open textbook aims to fill the gap between the open-source implementations and the open-source network specifications by providing a detailed but pedagogical description of the key principles that guide the operation of the Internet.

(4 reviews)

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