Introduction to Programming in Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach
a textbook for a first course in computer sciencefor the next generationof scientists and engineers Textbook. Our textbooks Introduction to Programming in Java [Amazon · Pearson · InformIT ] and Computer Science [Amazon · Pearson · InformIT ] are an interdisciplinary approach to the traditional CS1 curriculum with Java. We teach the classic elements of programming, using an "objects-in-the-middle" approach that emphasizes data abstraction. We motivate each concept by examining its impact on specific applications, taken from fields ranging from materials science to genomics to astrophysics to internet commerce. The first half of the book is organized around four stages of learning to program: Chapter 1: Elements of Programming introduces variables; assignment statements; built-in types of data; conditionals and loops; arrays; and input/output, including graphics and sound. Booksite. For students: Java programming environment. For instructors: Python. Copyright © 2000–2016 and .