The Power of Computational Thinking

Games, Magic and Puzzles to Help You Become a Computational Thinker
Author: Paul Curzon,Peter W McOwan
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 1786341867
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From the team behind Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn), The Power of Computational Thinking shows that learning to think can be fascinating fun. Can you become a computational thinker?Can machines have brains?Do computers really see and understand the world?Can games help us to study nature, save lives and design the future?Can you use computational thinking in your everyday activities? Yes, and this book shows you how. Computational thinking has changed the way we all live, work and play. It has changed the way science is done too; won wars, created whole new industries and saved lives. It is at the heart of computer programming and is a powerful approach to problem solving, with or without computers. It is so important that many countries now require that primary school children learn the skills. Professors Paul Curzon and Peter McOwan of Queen Mary University of London have written a unique and enjoyable introduction. They describe the elements of computational thinking — such as algorithmic thinking, decomposition, abstraction and pattern matching — in an entertaining and accessible way, using magic tricks, games and puzzles, as well as through real and challenging problems that computer scientists work on. This book gives you a head start in learning the skills needed for coding, and will improve your real life problem solving skills. It will help you design and evaluate new technologies, as well as understand both your own brain and the digital world in a deeper way. Request Inspection Copy

Computational Thinking

Des Welt des algorithmischen Denkens – in Spielen, Zaubertricks und Rätseln
Author: Paul Curzon,Peter W. McOwan
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662567741
Category: Computers
Page: 230
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In diesem Buch lernen Sie die Grundzüge und Vorteile des Computational Thinking kennen, also des analytischen, von Algorithmen geprägten Denkens. Die Autoren behandeln dabei unterhaltsam und anwendungsbezogen die Grundelemente dieser Denkweise - darunter Denken in Algorithmen, Zerlegung, Abstraktion und Mustererkennung. Diese Prinzipien werden anschaulich an Hand von Zaubertricks, Spielen und Rätseln, aber auch an echten, anspruchsvollen Problemen erklärt. Sie erkunden dabei auch die Verbindungen zwischen Computational Thinking und wissenschaftlichem, aber auch kreativem Denken - und wie daraus Innovationen entstehen können. Computational Thinking hat die Art und Weise, wie wir alle leben, arbeiten und spielen, verändert. Es hat Auswirkungen darauf, wie Wissenschaft betrieben wird, Kriege gewonnen, ganz neue Industrien geschaffen und Leben gerettet werden. Es ist das Herzstück der Programmierung und ein leistungsfähiger Ansatz zur Problemlösung, mit oder ohne Computer. In einigen Ländern werden bereits Kindern in der Grundschule diese Fertigkeiten beigebracht. Ob Sie also einfach wissen wollen, um was es beim Computational Thinking geht oder ob Sie neue Möglichkeiten finden wollen, auch im Alltag effektiver zu werden, ob Sie (Informatik-)Lehrer oder Schüler sind oder einfach Spaß an Spielen und Rätseln haben – in diesem Buch finden Sie die nötigen Grundlagen.

From Computing to Computational Thinking


Author: Paul S. Wang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351630229
Category: Mathematics
Page: 266
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Computational Thinking (CT) involves fundamental concepts and reasoning, distilled from computer science and other computational sciences, which become powerful general mental tools for solving problems, increasing efficiency, reducing complexity, designing procedures, or interacting with humans and machines. An easy-to-understand guidebook, From Computing to Computational Thinking gives you the tools for understanding and using CT. It does not assume experience or knowledge of programming or of a programming language, but explains concepts and methods for CT with clarity and depth. Successful applications in diverse disciplines have shown the power of CT in problem solving. The book uses puzzles, games, and everyday examples as starting points for discussion and for connecting abstract thinking patterns to real-life situations. It provides an interesting and thought-provoking way to gain general knowledge about modern computing and the concepts and thinking processes underlying modern digital technologies.

Lebe nach deinen eigenen Regeln

10 Schritte zum unkonventionellen Denken
Author: Vishen Lakhiani
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843715629
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 352
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Was, wenn all unsere Ideen und Konzepte von Liebe, Spiritualität, Arbeit und Glück auf falschen Regeln basieren? Vishen Lakhiani, der Shootingstar im Bereich Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, zeigt, wie wir lernen können, unkonventionell zu denken. Er verbindet moderne Spiritualität, methodisches Denken, Ideenreichtum und Humor zu einem revolutionären 10-Punkte-Programm für ein neues, gesteigertes Verständnis des menschlichen Selbst. So kann jeder sein volles Potential entfalten und ein glückliches und außergewöhnliches Leben führen. Dieses Buch stellt bestehende Normen auf den Kopf und erklärt, wie man ein Leben nach ganz eigenen Maßstäben führt. Es ebnet den Weg zu kreativer Selbstverwirklichung.

Computational Thinking


Author: Peter J. Denning,Matti Tedre
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262536561
Category: Computers
Page: 120
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An introduction to computational thinking that traces a genealogy beginning centuries before the digital computer.

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being

God, Evolution, and the Power of Love
Author: Ilia Delio
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1626980292
Category: Religion
Page: 230
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This title explores the meaning of Christian theology in light of the scientific discoveries of our age. Like Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Delio opens out eyes to the omni-active, all-powerful, all-intelligent Love that forms and guides the interrelatedness and interbeing of everything and everyone - ourselves included.

Die Formel für Glück

Und wie Sie diese nutzen
Author: Mo Gawdat
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864149886
Category: Self-Help
Page: 380
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Mo Gawdat befasst sich schon seit Jahren mit dem Thema Glück und was dieses ausmacht. Als Entwickler und Leiter in Googles Denkfabrik, Google[X], geht er das Problem eben wie ein solcher an: Er prüft alle prüfbaren Fakten und sucht die Logik dahinter. Nach unzähligen Stunden, Büchern und Interviews konnte er tatsächlich eine Gleichung für dauerhaftes Glücklichsein aufstellen. 13 Jahre später kam der härteste Test für Gawdats Glücksalgorithmus – sein Sohn starb völlig unerwartet mit 21 Jahren. Doch die Gleichung ging auf und verhinderte, dass er und seine Familie in völlige Verzweiflung abglitten. Nach der weitestmöglichen Verarbeitung dieses Verlustes fand Mo Gawdat seine Mission: die Verbreitung der Formel, die ihm geholfen hat, sein Leid zu überwinden. Seine Formel hilft heute jedem, wieder klarer zu sehen, die richtigen Prioritäten zu setzen und so zufriedener in die Zukunft zu starten – ob privat oder im Beruf. Die Formel für Glück beantwortet somit eine der häufigsten Fragen: Was kann ich tun, um glücklicher zu werden?

Die Kraft positiven Denkens


Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423251105
Category:
Page: 332
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Wie man Alltagsprobleme mit gläubigem Gottvertrauen und mit Hilfe von autosuggestiver Stimulation meistert - ein Ratgeber mit vielen Beispielen.

Python Crashkurs

Eine praktische, projektbasierte Programmiereinführung
Author: Eric Matthes
Publisher: dpunkt.verlag
ISBN: 3960881460
Category: Computers
Page: 622
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"Python Crashkurs" ist eine kompakte und gründliche Einführung, die es Ihnen nach kurzer Zeit ermöglicht, Python-Programme zu schreiben, die für Sie Probleme lösen oder Ihnen erlauben, Aufgaben mit dem Computer zu erledigen. In der ersten Hälfte des Buches werden Sie mit grundlegenden Programmierkonzepten wie Listen, Wörterbücher, Klassen und Schleifen vertraut gemacht. Sie erlernen das Schreiben von sauberem und lesbarem Code mit Übungen zu jedem Thema. Sie erfahren auch, wie Sie Ihre Programme interaktiv machen und Ihren Code testen, bevor Sie ihn einem Projekt hinzufügen. Danach werden Sie Ihr neues Wissen in drei komplexen Projekten in die Praxis umsetzen: ein durch "Space Invaders" inspiriertes Arcade-Spiel, eine Datenvisualisierung mit Pythons superpraktischen Bibliotheken und eine einfache Web-App, die Sie online bereitstellen können. Während der Arbeit mit dem "Python Crashkurs" lernen Sie, wie Sie: - leistungsstarke Python-Bibliotheken und Tools richtig einsetzen – einschließlich matplotlib, NumPy und Pygal - 2D-Spiele programmieren, die auf Tastendrücke und Mausklicks reagieren, und die schwieriger werden, je weiter das Spiel fortschreitet - mit Daten arbeiten, um interaktive Visualisierungen zu generieren - Web-Apps erstellen und anpassen können, um diese sicher online zu deployen - mit Fehlern umgehen, die häufig beim Programmieren auftreten Dieses Buch wird Ihnen effektiv helfen, Python zu erlernen und eigene Programme damit zu entwickeln. Warum länger warten? Fangen Sie an!

How Not to Be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Author: Jordan Ellenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163842
Category: Mathematics
Page: 480
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

The Nature of Computation


Author: Cristopher Moore,Stephan Mertens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199233217
Category: Computers
Page: 985
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The boundary between physics and computer science has become a hotbed of interdisciplinary collaboration. In this book the authors introduce the reader to the fundamental concepts of computational complexity and give in-depth explorations of the major interfaces between computer science and physics.

Descartes's Concept of Mind


Author: Lilli Alanen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674020108
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
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Descartes's concept of the mind, as distinct from the body with which it forms a union, set the agenda for much of Western philosophy's subsequent reflection on human nature and thought. This is the first book to give an analysis of Descartes's pivotal concept that deals with all the functions of the mind, cognitive as well as volitional, theoretical as well as practical and moral. Focusing on Descartes's view of the mind as intimately united to and intermingled with the body, and exploring its implications for his philosophy of mind and moral psychology, Lilli Alanen argues that the epistemological and methodological consequences of this view have been largely misconstrued in the modern debate. Informed by both the French tradition of Descartes scholarship and recent Anglo-American research, Alanen's book combines historical-contextual analysis with a philosophical problem-oriented approach. It seeks to relate Descartes's views on mind and intentionality both to contemporary debates and to the problems Descartes confronted in their historical context. By drawing out the historical antecedents and the intellectual evolution of Descartes's thinking about the mind, the book shows how his emphasis on the embodiment of the mind has implications far more complex and interesting than the usual dualist account suggests.

The Concept of Development

The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology
Author: W. A. Collins
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134920016
Category: Psychology
Page: 238
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Published in 1982, the Concept of Development is a valuable contribution to the feild of Developmental Psychology.

Advances in Meta-Analysis


Author: Terri Pigott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461422787
Category: Social Science
Page: 158
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The subject of the book is advanced statistical analyses for quantitative research synthesis (meta-analysis), and selected practical issues relating to research synthesis that are not covered in detail in the many existing introductory books on research synthesis (or meta-analysis). Complex statistical issues are arising more frequently as the primary research that is summarized in quantitative syntheses itself becomes more complex, and as researchers who are conducting meta-analyses become more ambitious in the questions they wish to address. Also as researchers have gained more experience in conducting research syntheses, several key issues have persisted and now appear fundamental to the enterprise of summarizing research. Specifically the book describes multivariate analyses for several indices commonly used in meta-analysis (e.g., correlations, effect sizes, proportions and/or odds ratios), will outline how to do power analysis for meta-analysis (again for each of the different kinds of study outcome indices), and examines issues around research quality and research design and their roles in synthesis. For each of the statistical topics we will examine the different possible statistical models (i.e., fixed, random, and mixed models) that could be adopted by a researcher. In dealing with the issues of study quality and research design it covers a number of specific topics that are of broad concern to research synthesists. In many fields a current issue is how to make sense of results when studies using several different designs appear in a research literature (e.g., Morris & Deshon, 1997, 2002). In education and other social sciences a critical aspect of this issue is how one might incorporate qualitative (e.g., case study) research within a synthesis. In medicine, related issues concern whether and how to summarize observational studies, and whether they should be combined with randomized controlled trials (or even if they should be combined at all). For each topic, included is a worked example (e.g., for the statistical analyses) and/or a detailed description of a published research synthesis that deals with the practical (non-statistical) issues covered.

Beyond Human

Living with Robots and Cyborgs
Author: Gregory Benford,Elisabeth Malartre
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429936207
Category: Science
Page: 272
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Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants. Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, elbows and hearts. Soon we will cross the line between repair and augmentation, probably first in sports medicine, then spreading to everyone who wants to make a body perform better, last longer, than it ordinarily could. Controversy will arise, but it will not stop the desire to live longer and be stronger than we are. This book treats the landscape of human self-change and robotic development as poles of the same general phenomenon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Stalking the Black Swan

Research and Decision Making in a World of Extreme Volatility
Author: Kenneth A. Posner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231521673
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard many of which were caught in the subprime mortgage and capital markets crisis of 2007. While extreme volatility is nothing new in finance, the recent downturn caught many off guard, indicating that the traditional approach to decision making had let them down. Introducing a new framework for handling and evaluating extreme risk, Posner draws on years of experience to show how decision makers can best cope with the "Black Swans" of our time. Posner's shrewd assessment combines the classic fundamental research approach of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd with more recent developments in cognitive science, computational theory, and quantitative finance. He outlines a probabilistic approach to decision making that involves forecasting across a range of scenarios, and he explains how to balance confidence, react accurately to fast-breaking information, overcome information overload, zero in on the critical issues, penetrate the information asymmetry shielding corporate executives, and integrate the power of human intuition with sophisticated analytics. Emphasizing the computational resources we already have at our disposal our computers and our minds Posner offers a new track to decision making for analysts, investors, traders, corporate executives, risk managers, regulators, policymakers, journalists, and anyone who faces a world of extreme volatility.

Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Mathematical Education


Author: CARASS
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 147574238X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 401
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International Congresses on Mathematical Education (ICMEs), under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, are held every four years. Previous Congresses have been held in France (Lyons), England (Exeter), the Federal Republic of Germany (Karlsruhe), and the United States of America (Berkeley). The Fifth International Congress on Mathematical Education (lCME 5) was held in Adelaide, Australia, from August 24-30, 1984. More than 1800 participants from over 70 countries participated in the Congress, while some additional 200 people attended social functions and excursions. The program for ICME 5 was planned and structured by an International Program Committee, and implemented by the National Program Committee in Australia. For the main body of the program, Chief Organisers, assisted by Australian Coordinators, were invited to plan and prepare the individual components of the program which addressed a wide range of topics and interest areas. Each of these teams involved many individuals from around the world in the detailed planning and preparation of the working sessions for their area of program responsibility. For the actual working sessions at the Congress, the smallest group had some 60 members, while the largest had well over 300. In addition to the working sessions, there were three major plenary addresses, several specially invited presentations, and over 420 individual papers in the form of short communications, either as posters or brief talks.

Thinking in Complexity

The Computational Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind
Author: Klaus Mainzer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540722289
Category: Science
Page: 482
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This new edition also treats smart materials and artificial life. A new chapter on information and computational dynamics takes up many recent discussions in the community.

Struktur Und Interpretation Von Computerprogrammen/ Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Eine Informatik-einfhrung/ a Computer Science Introduction
Author: Harold Abelson,Julie Sussman,Gerald Jay Sussman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540423423
Category: Computers
Page: 682
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Die Übersetzung der bewährten Einführung in die Informatik, entstanden am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), wird seit Jahren erfolgreich in der Lehre eingesetzt. Schritt für Schritt werden Konstruktion und Abstraktion von Daten und Prozeduren dargestellt. Von der Modularisierung bis zum Problemlösen mit Registermaschinen werden verschiedene Programmierparadigmen entwickelt und die effektive Handhabung von Komplexität gezeigt. Als Programmiersprache wird SCHEME verwendet, ein Dialekt von LISP. Alle Programme laufen in jeder dem IEEE-Standard entsprechenden SCHEME-Implementierung.

Encyclopedia of cognitive science


Author: Lynn Nadel
Publisher: Nature Pub Group
ISBN: 9780333792612
Category: Psychology
Page: 4361
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Reviews the themes: information, information processing, representation, and computation, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, education, economics, evolutionary biology, anthropology.