Python

An Introduction to Programming

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November 2016
9781944534653
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    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    28th November 2016
  • ISBN 9781944534653
  • Language English
  • Pages 600 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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November 2016
9781944534752
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    Mercury Learning & Information
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    14th November 2016
  • ISBN 9781944534752
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  • Pages 600 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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November 2016
9781683923060
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    28th November 2016
  • ISBN 9781683923060
  • Language English
  • Pages 600 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$149.95

This book is an introduction to programming concepts that uses Python 3 as the target language. It follows a practical just-in-time presentation – material is given to the student when it is needed. Many examples will be based on games, because Python has become the language of choice for basic game development. Designed as a Year One textbook for introduction to programming classes or for the hobbyist who wants to learn the fundamentals of programming, the text assumes no programming experience.

Features:

* Introduces programming concepts that use Python 3
* Includes many examples based on video game development
* 4-color throughout with game demos on the companion files

1 – Computers and Programming.
2 – FOR Loops and While Loops: Repetition.
3 – Sequences: Strings, Tuples, and Lists.
4 – Functions and Parameters.
5 -Files: Input and Output.
6 – Classes.
7 – Graphics.
8 – Manipulating Data: Dictionaries, Formatted and Binary Files, Standard File Types.
9– Multimedia: Interaction, Sound, Video.
10 – Basic Algorithms for Computer Science.
11 – Programming for the Sciences.
12 – How to Write Good Programs.
13 – Communicating with the Outside World.

James R. Parker

James R. Parker is a professor of Art and Digital Media at the University of Calgary. His areas of research include computer games and media art, computer simulation, and educational technology. Dr. Parker is the author of several texts, including:  Introduction to Game Development (Mercury Learning), The Guide to Simulations and Games (Wiley) and Algorithms for Image Processing and Computer Vision, 2/E (Wiley).