Books: 33

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Simple, Short, and Straightforward Way of Learning C++ Programming
This C++ Programming Language book is carefully formatted for kindle edition. Read on mac, pc, smart phone, tabs, fire, etc. This book is for absolute beginners with or without prior knowledge in programming, as this book uses Simple words, Short sentences, and Straightforward paragraphs. The triple more » S way of learning C++ programming. C++ (pronounced as cee plus plus) is a general-purpose programming language. The main object of C++ is to add object-orientation to its predecessor C language. C++ has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing facilities for low-level memory manipulation. There are also other useful features added to C++ such as inheritance and polymorphism. The topics covered in this book includes brief introduction to C++ programming, variables, data types, control structures, functions, pointers, and file management of external files. This book starts its discussion from short history to installation of the needed software resource and a step by step screen shots of how to write C++ programming code, compile and execute C++ programs. It presents graphical representation of algorithms for simpler learning. This book is packed with working and running C++ program samples and after reading this book, the reader would be able to develop and create C++ language programs based particularly from problems given in computer science courses, hence, adopting to other programming language will be a lot easier. This book is your initial step in your programming career. Summary of topics covered: Chapter 1 - Starting C++ Language Programming Brief history of C++ Reasons to use C++ Beginning to Program in C++ Language Installing the Dev-C++ for Windows Installing compiler for Linux Chapter 2 - Our First C++ Program The components of a C++ program Writing, compiling, and running our first program using Dev-C++ for Windows Correcting errors Writing, compiling, and running our first program with Linux Statements Null Statements White spaces Chapter 3 - Storing Data: Variables and Data Types in C++ Variable Scope of variables Constants typedef declarations 4) Chapter 4 - Fundamentals of Input And Output in C++ Displaying text on-screen Accepting user input 5) Chapter 5 - Arrays and Strings in C++ Single-Dimensional Multi-Dimensional Array The C-Style Character String C Strings' pre-defined functions in C++ Chapter 6 - Mathematical Operations in C++ Expressions Operators Assignment Mathematical Precedence level Relational Logical Type Casting Pre-defined Mathematical Functions Chapter 7 - Conditional Statements in C++ The if() statement Single-alternative Dual-alternative Multiple-alternative Nested if() statement The switch() statement Chapter 8 - Looping Statements in C++ Counter-controlled loop Nested for() loop statement Condition-controlled loop Pre-test loop Post-test loop The Infinite Loop Chapter 9 - User-Defined Functions in C Language User-defined function User-defined function prototype User-defined function definition Calling a user-defined function Things to consider in functions Chapter 10 - User-Defined Data Types in C++ Structures Accessing Structure Members Declaration and definition of structure Chapter 11 - Classes in C++ Creating New Types Classes and Members Definition of a Class member method(s) in C++ Defining an Object of a class Accessing Class Members Private versus public access controls Constructor and destructor Chapter 12 - Exception Handling in C++ How Exceptions Are Used The steps in using exceptions Chapter 13 - Pointer in C++ Pointer Declaration How pointers works? Pointer Arithmetic Chapter 14 - File Management in C++ C++ Files and Streams Opening a File Closing a File Writing to a File Reading from a File Self-assessment for each chapter. « less
2016
An Introductory Crash Course on the Science and Art of Coding and Decoding of Messages, Ciphers, Cryptograms and Encryption
This book is an introductory crash course to Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. It is presented using a ground-up approach to learning so that readers of all knowledge levels can understand the content. It provides a brief history of Cryptography, and attempts to explain what Cryptography is and why it more » is so important to everyone today. In this second edition, discussions begin in Chapter 1 with a brief introduction to cryptography, terminology and applications of mathematics. Chapter 2 discusses Classical Ciphers. Several Cryptanalysis code-breaking tips are provided within chapter 3. Further discussions in Chapters 4 and 5 include Cryptography encountered within our daily lives, and Applications of Cryptography. The focus is on the average persons need to ensure their information is secure and Investigative Applications. In discussing investigative applications, short stories are provided to highlight the fields of Law Enforcement, National Security as well as Archaeology. In 5.1 readers have the opportunity to practice their newfound Cryptography skill set and will continue to apply them within short stories in 5.2. Within chapters, 6 and 7 discussions touch on Mechanical Ciphers and Modern Computerized Ciphers. This book ends with a candid discussion on the Future of Cryptography focusing on evolving legal issues. These include arguments from Privacy and National Security Advocates; current international legislative trends; US Court Decisions and a few Author Insights. « less
2016
An Accessible Introduction to the History, Theory, Logic and Applications
This stimulating textbook presents a broad and accessible guide to the fundamentals of discrete mathematics, highlighting how the techniques may be applied to various exciting areas in computing. The text is designed to motivate and inspire the reader, encouraging further study in this important skill. Features: more » provides an introduction to the building blocks of discrete mathematics, including sets, relations and functions; describes the basics of number theory, the techniques of induction and recursion, and the applications of mathematical sequences, series, permutations, and combinations; presents the essentials of algebra; explains the fundamentals of automata theory, matrices, graph theory, cryptography, coding theory, language theory, and the concepts of computability and decidability; reviews the history of logic, discussing propositional and predicate logic, as well as advanced topics; examines the field of software engineering, describing formal methods; investigates probability and statistics. « less
2016
Modeling and Simulation
This book offers a rigorous analysis of the achievements in the field of traffic control in large networks, oriented on two main aspects: the self-similarity in traffic behaviour and the scale-free characteristic of a complex network. Additionally, the authors propose a new insight in understanding the more » inner nature of things, and the cause-and-effect based on the identification of relationships and behaviours within a model, which is based on the study of the influence of the topological characteristics of a network upon the traffic behaviour. The effects of this influence are then discussed in order to find new solutions for traffic monitoring and diagnosis and also for traffic anomalies prediction. Although these concepts are illustrated using highly accurate, highly aggregated packet traces collected on backbone Internet links, the results of the analysis can be applied for any complex network whose traffic processes exhibit asymptotic self-similarity, perceived as an adaptability of traffic in networks. However, the problem with self-similar models is that they are computationally complex. Their fitting procedure is very time-consuming, while their parameters cannot be estimated based on the on-line measurements. In this aim, the main objective of this book is to discuss the problem of traffic prediction in the presence of self-similarity and particularly to offer a possibility to forecast future traffic variations and to predict network performance as precisely as possible, based on the measured traffic history. « less
2016
Shell Programming in Unix, Linux and OS X is a thoroughly updated revision of Kochan and Wood’s classic Unix Shell Programming tutorial. Following the methodology of the original text, the book focuses on the POSIX standard shell, and teaches you how to develop programs in this useful programming environment, more » taking full advantage of the underlying power of Unix and Unix-like operating systems. After a quick review of Unix utilities, the book’s authors take you step-by-step through the process of building shell scripts, debugging them, and understanding how they work within the shell’s environment. All major features of the shell are covered, and the large number of practical examples make it easy for you to build shell scripts for your particular applications. The book also describes the major features of the Korn and Bash shells. Learn how to… * Take advantage of the many utilities provided in the Unix system * Write powerful shell scripts * Use the shell’s built-in decision-making and looping constructs * Use the shell’s powerful quoting mechanisms * Make the most of the shell’s built-in history and command editing capabilities * Use regular expressions with Unix commands * Take advantage of the special features of the Korn and Bash shells * Identify the major differences between versions of the shell language * Customize the way your Unix system responds to you * Set up your shell environment * Make use of functions * Debug scripts Contents at a Glance 1 A Quick Review of the Basics 2 What Is the Shell? 3 Tools of the Trade 4 And Away We Go 5 Can I Quote You on That? 6 Passing Arguments 7 Decisions, Decisions 8 ‘Round and ‘Round She Goes 9 Reading and Printing Data 10 Your Environment 11 More on Parameters 12 Loose Ends 13 Rolo Revisited 14 Interactive and Nonstandard Shell Features A Shell Summary B For More Information « less
2016
Theory and Practice
Plan recognition, activity recognition, and intent recognition together combine and unify techniques from user modeling, machine vision, intelligent user interfaces, human/computer interaction, autonomous and multi-agent systems, natural language understanding, and machine learning. Plan, Activity, more » and Intent Recognition explains the crucial role of these techniques in a wide variety of applications including: * personal agent assistants * computer and network security * opponent modeling in games and simulation systems * coordination in robots and software agents * web e-commerce and collaborative filtering * dialog modeling * video surveillance * smart homes In this book, follow the history of this research area and witness exciting new developments in the field made possible by improved sensors, increased computational power, and new application areas. * Combines basic theory on algorithms for plan/activity recognition along with results from recent workshops and seminars * Explains how to interpret and recognize plans and activities from sensor data * Provides valuable background knowledge and assembles key concepts into one guide for researchers or students studying these disciplines « less
2014
Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition
Steven Levy's classic book about the original hackers of the computer revolution is now available in a special 25th anniversary edition, with updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak. Hackers traces the exploits of innovators from more » the research labs in the late 1950s to the rise of the home computer in the mid-1980s. It's a fascinating story for everyone interested in this seminal period in history. « less
2010
This work presents important new insights into how various components and systems evolved. Premised on the idea that one cannot know a science without knowing its history, "History of Wireless" offers a lively new treatment that introduces previously unacknowledged pioneers and developments, setting more » a new standard for understanding the evolution of this important technology. Starting with the background - magnetism, electricity, light, and Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory - this book offers new insights into the initial theory and experimental exploration of wireless. In addition to the well-known contributions of Maxwell, Hertz, and Marconi, it examines work done by Heaviside, Tesla, and passionate amateurs such as the Kentucky melon farmer Nathan Stubblefield and the unsung hero Antonio Meucci. Looking at the story from mathematical, physics, technical, and other perspectives, the clearly written text describes the development of wireless within a vivid scientific milieu. "History of Wireless" also goes into other key areas, including: The work of J. C. Bose and J. A. Fleming; German, Japanese, and Soviet contributions to physics and applications of electromagnetic oscillations and waves; Wireless telegraphic and telephonic development and attempts to achieve transatlantic wireless communications; Wireless telegraphy in South Africa in the early twentieth century; Antenna development in Japan: past and present; Soviet quasi-optics at near-mm and sub-mm wavelengths; The evolution of electromagnetic waveguides; and, The history of phased array antennas. Augmenting the typical, Marconi-centered approach, "History of Wireless" fills in the conventionally accepted story with attention to more specific, less-known discoveries and individuals, and challenges traditional assumptions about the origins and growth of wireless. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding of how various components and systems evolved. Written in a clear tone with a broad scientific audience in mind, this exciting and thorough treatment is sure to become a classic in the field. « less
2006
The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
"I was a nerd. Geek. From fairly early on. I didn't duct-tape my glasses together, but I might as well have, because I had all the other traits. Good at math, good at physics, and with no social graces whatsoever. And this was before being a nerd was considered to be a good thing." In this witty and more » engrossing narrative, Linus Torvalds, the brilliant mastermind behind the latest Internet revolution, in collaboration with writer David Diamond, chronicles his transformation from a pale, skinny Helsinki college kid to an international folk hero. What began as a childhood hobby soon became the astonishing phenomenon known as the LINUX operating system. LINUX was created because Linus was curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there, such as UNIX. How could he create a system that could run all of his favorite software with fewer crashes and faster productivity? Linus posted his early versions of LINUX on the Internet and called upon the most brilliant minds in computer science to enhance his system. What happened next took the world by storm. Linus wasn't the first to use the power of the open source movement, but the excitement he generated when he offered his system to the world was unprecedented. What made LINUX revolutionary was its journey to become the marvel it is today -- and how the system grew from the meeting of thousands of minds around the world. Suddenly, Linus's creation was available for everyone to use, for free! Anyone could improve LINUX at whim. No monopolies, no trade secrets, no whispering behind closed doors. LINUX wasn't controlled by a select few -- this remarkable creation was accessible to absolutely anyone -- and still is. The LINUX system is still constantly evolving and improving every day a decade after its inception. Linus describes the history of LINUX in graspable terms and details how the system itself works, without lapsing into mindboggling technical jargon. Part autobiography and part business philosophy, Just for Fun brims with biographical detail about the radical spirit and creativity of Linus Torvalds. It offers a unique glimpse into the mind of an accidental revolutionary and how the altruistic creation of LINUX flourished so successfully in the open source movement. For general readers, Torvalds spins a witty tale of his fascinating life. Here is the story of a young man who, as a still-rising star, keeps his feet on the ground through a combination of self-deprecating humor and the realization that life is simply about having a good time. Linus's narrative teems with clever anecdotes and his captivating opinions on the future of competition in the computer world. Linus even reveals his own take on the meaning of life. For techies, this is a candid glimpse at the life of this honored, yet unintentional hero. Linus offers a compelling look at how he sees the road ahead for LINUX and the computer industry. He also divulges how LINUX began as a small spark and spread like wildfire across the world. Although he's the first to admit that roaring down the freeway in his shiny new BMW has its benefits, Linus never intentionally sought fame and fortune. Yet both found him when Linus Torvalds radically changed the world of technology for one selfish reason: He did it just for fun. « less
2001
Volume 2
This specially prepared work comprises a living archive of important programming languages, described by the people most instrumental in their creation and development. Drawn from the ACM/SIGPLAN Second History of Programming Languages Conference, this volume, like the earlier book from the first such more » conference (HOPL), conveys the motivations of the language designers, and the reasons why they rejected existing languages and created new ones. The book relates the processes by which different languages evolved, in the words of the individuals active in the languages' development. Most important, participants share insights about influences and decisions, both on choices made, and on the many roads not taken. In the book's conclusion, distinguished historians of computing share views about preserving programming language history. « less
1996