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Starting Out with Python, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Tony Gaddis

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: May 8, 2014

Description

This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience.

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In Starting Out with Python®, Third Edition Tony Gaddis’ evenly-paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs.

Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter.

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MyProgrammingLab for Starting Out with Python is a total learning package. MyProgrammingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams—resulting in better performance in the course—and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress.

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Teaching and Learning Experience

This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:

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  • Personalize Learning with MyProgrammingLab: Through the power of practice and immediate personalized feedback, MyProgrammingLab helps students fully grasp the logic, semantics, and syntax of programming.
  • Enhance Learning with the Gaddis Approach: Gaddis’s accessible approach features clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise real-world examples, and exercises in every chapter.
  • Support Instructors and Students: Student and instructor resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
  • Keep Your Course Current: This edition’s programs have been tested with Python 3.3.2.

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Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MyProgrammingLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyProgrammingLab, please visit: myprogramminglab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MyProgrammingLab by searching the Pearson Higher Education web site.¿ MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1            Introduction to Computers  and Programming

Chapter 2            Input, Processing, and Output

Chapter 3            Decision Structures and Boolean Logic

Chapter 4            Repetition Structures

Chapter 5            Functions and Modules

Chapter 6            Files and Exceptions

Chapter 7            Lists and Tuples

Chapter 8            More  About  Strings

Chapter 9            Dictionaries and Sets

Chapter 10          Classes and Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 11          Inheritance

Chapter 12          Recursion

Chapter 13          GUI Programming

Appendix A        Installing Python

Appendix B         Introduction to IDLE

Appendix C         The ASCII Character  Set

Appendix D        Answers to Checkpoints

 

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Starting Out with Python, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
Format: Safari Book

$49.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-357814-0