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Historical Foundations of Visual Technology:
Second Edition, 2006
DePaul University, Chicago
List Price: $24.95
This workbook is intended for anyone engaged in the study of modern technologies for the creation of visual works, such as computer graphics or machine-aided drawing, and for anyone interested in establishing a broad perspective on art. Contained here are ten “chapters” each providing guidance on a technical aspect underlying or supporting the creation of visual objects. Each chapter relies on contemporary publicly-accessible internet sources for focused reading, coupled with a closely-related hands-on homework assignment. Included in each chapter is a set of study questions to guide students in identifying and understanding important concepts, and a sample final exam.
E. H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, 16th edition
Francois Delamare, Colors: The Story of Pigments and Dyes
(Harry N. Abrams Publishers “Discoveries” series, 2003)
These texts provide complementary coverage of the use of technologies discussed in the workbook as they have been employed by peoples in various eras and civilizations to create visual objects and works of art. Contemporary texts of similar content and coverage can be employed with this workbook.
Visit www.ambriana.com for updates and instructional aids associated with this workbook, available for download, and links to related sites.
Course Workbook, 2006
Jim Janossy and Laura McFall
DePaul University, Chicago
List Price: $29.95
This workbook is designed to present a contemporary introduction to information technology. It covers a brief history of computers, hardware, software, databases, and network concepts. Building on this foundation, it explores the Internet and the World Wide Web, and how it supports modern e-business. Concluding chapters cover Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, system development methodologies including the traditional SDLC “waterfall” model and several newer methodologies, business process reengineering, software maintenance, and business continuity planning.
Thegoal in creating this workbook was to create a modern resource that could be used freestanding or with any standard text introducing information technology concepts. A workbook and web site combination is ideally suited to meeting this goal. In this arrangement, each component contributes what it is best suited to.
This workbook contains podcast scripts composed to form brief “mini-lectures” on over 50 relevant topics, note-taking copies of the highly graphic lecture slides, study questions, tear-out “modular” homework assignments, and a sample final exam.
The web site, www.ambriana.com, provides links to required readings, downloadable podcasts produced from the text here, and PowerPoint lecture slides. The site is organized by “chapters” matching those in the workbook.
Data Structures Using JAVA 5.0
by Nicholas J. De Lillo
Manhattan College, 2006
Paperback List Price $49.95
This text is designed to be used for a course at the intermediate or advanced undergraduate level in data structures and algorithms, covering all of the topics that are usually treated in this area. The implementation language is Java. The key distinguishing factor in this text is the heavy emphasis on, and the extensive use of, the predefined facilities that are available from the java.util library.
The level of presentation is that described by the Association for Computing Machinery as CS2 and CS7. This involves topics that are usually presented in a second course in computer science, as well as a following course generally called "Data Structures and Algorithms," usually taught to undergraduate majors in computer science and related fields, such as computer engineering and software engineering.
The text may also prove useful as a reference tool for graduate students in this area, and, very likely, for an intensive first course in computer science and object-oriented design (ODD).
Software Architecture Design:
Methodology and Style, 2006
by Lixin Tao, Xiang Fu and Kai Qian
List Price $36.95
This book provides a smooth and practical introduction to the software architecture design principles and methodologies. It is a proven textbook for software engineering and computer science programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an excellent introduction and reference book for software analysts and designers. For more information, see the author's page.
The key features of this book:
- Emphasizes design strategies and practical guidelines
- Explores a complete collection of popular software architecture styles
- Describes the trade-off attributes of each architectural style
- Demonstrates a Web-based real-world case study with heterogeneous architecture and style
- Covers the latest service oriented architectures
- Shows architecture implementation strategies with code examples
Documents software architecture with UML 2.X
Discrete Mathematics: Methods and Applications, Second Edition
by Abdul-Majid Wazwaz, St. Xavier University, 2004
ISBN 1-58874-384-5 List Price $39.95
Discrete Mathematics: Methods and Applications is designed for a beginning course in Discrete Mathematics for computer science, mathematics, or mathematics education students. The book was created to fill the need for a beginning Discrete Mathematics text that does not assume that the student has a thorough background in mathematics. The existing texts on the subject are beyond the freshman level student and lack the proper approach for most beginning undergraduates.
Discrete Mathematics: Methods and Applications fills this niche by introducing distinct topics in an easy-to-grasp style and accessible manner. In addition, the book builds student skills through numerous worked examples (fully solved with explanations) followed by similar exercises for the student. A complete solutions manual for the exercises is available upon notification of adoption. Finally, Discrete Mathematics: Methods and Applications is affordable for your undergraduates. At a list price of $39.95, it is an absolute steal compared to competing texts, which are often priced at least three times higher.
Digital Convergence Phase 2:
A Field Guide for Creator-Collaborators
by Andy Covell, Syracuse University, 2004
List Price: $24.95
The so-called "Internet revolution" is driven by proactive, technologically adept "creator-collaborators" who are toiling in the trenches of new technology for significant personal and professional gain. Digital convergence, the convergence of computing, digital communications technoloy and digital media, is the overarching technological phenomenon that make this possible.
Digital Convergence Phase 2 offers an inutitive technical framework to help creator-collaborators better understand the technology-enabled empowerment they're experiencing and what it means in the larger context of our institutions, economy, and society. In short, this book clarifies and explains digital convergence, and explores the significan impact of convergence as we enter a new phase of its evolution. It is written to inform, guide, and energize creator-collaborators like you who will change the world during phase 2.
A workbook exploring Java programming
by James Janossy, DePaul University, 2004
List Price $29.95
From the author:
"Don’t start with object orientation. Start with basic concepts and build a sound computational foundation first.
I developed the JavaPlease! workbook to support my teaching of introductory programming courses at DePaul University, Chicago, based on my 20 years of experience in the classroom. Java has become the lingua franca of computer science education. Students who already know computational concepts beyond the internet and office software gain a real advantage in college.This workbook lets you teach Java with an absolute minimum of time dedicated to machine setup, with the instructional support that makes the most productive use of your contact time!"
For more information and freebies from the author, check out the website at www.javaplease.com
Computer Skills and Concepts:
A Mastery Approach
by Robert V. Price, Ph.D.,
Texas Tech University, 2004
List Price $34.95
The book is directed to students possessing a limited familiarity with computers. From an instruction perspective, it is best suited for a mastery approach to learning. The content is designed to be self-guided, and the organization is presented in a modular format. Each module includes a reading assignment and several hands-on computer application assignments.
This mastery approach works best in courses that are not solely lecture based. It also is very appropriate for distance education or extended studies.
For more information for instructors, see the author's website at www.stipes.com/price.
Computer and Information Ethics
by Marsha Cook Woodbury, Ph.D.,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
List Price $19.95
Computer and Information Ethics provides an up-to-date study into the ever-increasing role of ethics as it pertains to computer and information science. This manual concentrates on learning ethics through the best means of all, practice. By learning how to explain our reasoning to our coworkers or employees, we will become more effective people. The book will discuss subjects such as Cyber Etiquette, Computer Crime, Infowar, AI, E-commerce and Business Ethics and how they pertain to ethical decision-making. Each chapter provides exercises, writing assignments, and case studies to help students engage each other in stimulating debates. In addition, each chapter recommends books, films and internet sites offering additional insight and stimulating discussion on each subject.
Elementary Numerical Computing
by Robert D. Skeel and Jerry B. Keiper, 2001
ISBN 1-58874-053-6 List Price $34.95
This book is co-authored by one of the original eight co-developers of Mathematica and is a sophomore/junior level book for students of computer science, mathematics and engineering. It offers a practical, up-to-date, technically sound introduction to numerical methods at an elementary level and is unique in that it does not rely on partial derivatives, which many students study but fail to master. At the same time, it covers systems of ordinary differential equations in order to give the student an accurate picture of scientific computing.
This Stipes edition of the book is priced more than 30% less than previous editions by another publisher.
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