Introduction to Computational Thinking

Problem Solving, Algorithms, Data Structures, and More

Authors: Mailund, Thomas

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  • An in-depth broad introduction to computational thinking
  • Uses the popular Python programming language
  • The author is an expert computational programmer and teacher
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About this book

Learn approaches of computational thinking and the art of designing algorithms. Most of the algorithms you will see in this book are used in almost all software that runs on your computer.

Learning how to program can be very rewarding. It is a special feeling to seeing a computer translate your thoughts into actions and see it solve your problems for you. To get to that point, however, you must learn to think about computations in a new way—you must learn computational thinking.

This book begins by discussing models of the world and how to formalize problems. This leads onto a definition of computational thinking and putting computational thinking in a broader context. The practical coding in the book is carried out in Python; you’ll get an introduction to Python programming, including how to set up your development environment.

What You Will Learn

  • Think in a computational way
  • Acquire general techniques for problem solving
  • See general and concrete algorithmic techniques
  • Program solutions that are both computationally efficient and maintainable

Who This Book Is For 

Those new to programming and computer science who are interested in learning how to program algorithms and working with other computational aspects of programming.

About the authors

Thomas Mailund, PhD is an associate professor in bioinformatics at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a background in math and computer science, including experience programming and teaching in the C, Python and R programming languages. For the last decade, his main focus has been on genetics and evolutionary studies, particularly comparative genomics, speciation, and gene flow between emerging species.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7077-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7076-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Computational Thinking
Book Subtitle
Problem Solving, Algorithms, Data Structures, and More
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Thomas Mailund
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-7077-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-7077-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-7076-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 657
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations
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