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Programming for the Puzzled

By Srini Devadas
  • ISBN Code: : 0262343193
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Computers
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : programming-for-the-puzzled.pdf

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Learning programming with one of “the coolest applications around”: algorithmic puzzles ranging from scheduling selfie time to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis. This book builds a bridge between the recreational world of algorithmic puzzles (puzzles that can be solved by algorithms) and the pragmatic world of computer programming, teaching readers to program while solving puzzles. Few introductory students want to program for programming's sake. Puzzles are real-world applications that are attention grabbing, intriguing, and easy to describe. Each lesson starts with the description of a puzzle. After a failed attempt or two at solving the puzzle, the reader arrives at an Aha! moment—a search strategy, data structure, or mathematical fact—and the solution presents itself. The solution to the puzzle becomes the specification of the code to be written. Readers will thus know what the code is supposed to do before seeing the code itself. This represents a pedagogical philosophy that decouples understanding the functionality of the code from understanding programming language syntax and semantics. Python syntax and semantics required to understand the code are explained as needed for each puzzle. Readers need only the rudimentary grasp of programming concepts that can be obtained from introductory or AP computer science classes in high school. The book includes more than twenty puzzles and more than seventy programming exercises that vary in difficulty. Many of the puzzles are well known and have appeared in publications and on websites in many variations. They range from scheduling selfie time with celebrities to solving Sudoku problems in seconds to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis. The code for selected puzzle solutions is downloadable from the book's website; the code for all puzzle solutions is available to instructors.

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A picture shows exactly how things look. Well, it does most of the time. However, our brains use lines and angles to figure out whether buildings are bigger than each other or leaning in an odd way. This book shows readers exactly how pictures can be optical illusions and why they see what they do. With concepts of art, architecture, engineering, and brain science, the main content fits many parts of STEAM together, just like the puzzles inside the book.

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U.S. History Puzzles, Book 3, Grades 5 - 8

By N.a
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  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Book Code : 1622236688
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 848
  • Pdf File: u-s-history-puzzles-book-3-grades-5-8.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Mark Twain U.S. History Puzzles book enhances social studies with activities such as crosswords, word searches, and quizzes. A fun way to teach students about early settlements and global wars, this middle school U.S. history book uses puzzle-based activities to present significant events. Correlated to meet current state standards, the U.S. History Puzzles book helps students focus on significant topics and events in America’s past, including: -the expansion of the United States -American involvement in global wars -the increasing role of industrialization and technology -equality Mark Twain Media Publishing Company provides innovative supplemental books and content-rich decorations for middle-grade and upper-grade classrooms. This product line is designed by leading educators and features a variety of subjects, including history, fine arts, science, language arts, social studies, government, math, and behavior management.

I am a Jigsaw

By Roger Stevens
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472958160
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: i-am-a-jigsaw.pdf

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From acrostics and riddles to kennings and paradiddles, this is a fun anthology of puzzling poems which also encourages children to have a go at writing poetry themselves. I am a Jigsaw is perfect for teachers who want to introduce different forms of poetry to pupils, and ideal for parents looking to entertain their children at home with puzzles and riddles. Including puzzle poems ranging from easy to difficult, different poem styles and lots of humour, join Roger Stevens as he helps young readers crack the codes and learn to write their own puzzling poems that will baffle even the greatest mind.

I am a Jigsaw

By Roger Stevens
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472958179
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: i-am-a-jigsaw.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From acrostics and riddles to kennings and paradiddles, this is a fun anthology of puzzling poems which also encourages children to have a go at writing poetry themselves. I am a Jigsaw is perfect for teachers who want to introduce different forms of poetry to pupils, and ideal for parents looking to entertain their children at home with puzzles and riddles. Including puzzle poems ranging from easy to difficult, different poem styles and lots of humour, join Roger Stevens as he helps young readers crack the codes and learn to write their own puzzling poems that will baffle even the greatest mind.

10 Puzzling Pieces

By Carol E. Sandau
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450262457
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: 10-puzzling-pieces.pdf

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A selection of ten captivating short fiction stories for girls and boys aged 9 to 12. They include mystery and adventure designed to intrigue your imagination and keep you riveted. Each story is uniquely different presenting a new puzzle to be solved every time.

The Puzzle Instinct

By Marcel Danesi
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 9780253109194
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: the-puzzle-instinct.pdf

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One of the most famous anagrams of all time was constructed in the Middle Ages. The unknown author contrived it as a Latin dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. Jesus' answer to Pilate's question "What is truth" is phrased as an ingenious anagram of the letters of that very question: Pilate: Quid est veritas? ("What is truth?") Jesus: Est virqui adest. ("It is the man before you.") The origin of anagrams is shrouded in mystery. One thing is clear, however -- in the ancient world, they were thought to contain hidden messages from the gods. Legend has it that even Alexander the Great (356--323 b.c.) believed in their prophetic power. -- from Chapter Two The most obvious explanation for the popularity of puzzles is that they provide a form of constructive entertainment. But in The Puzzle Instinct Marcel Danesi contends that the fascination with puzzles throughout the ages suggests something much more profound. Puzzles serve a deeply embedded need in people to make sense of things. Emerging at the same time in human history as myth, magic, and the occult arts, the puzzle instinct, he claims, led to discoveries in mathematics and science, as well as revolutions in philosophical thought. Puzzles fill an existential void by providing "small-scale experiences of the large-scale questions that Life poses. The puzzle instinct is, arguably, as intrinsic to human nature as is humor, language, art, music, and all the other creative faculties that distinguish humanity from all other species."

An Inquiry on Modal Metaphysical Puzzling Possible Worlds

By Valery Berthoud
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  • Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing
  • Book Code : 3960676948
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 569
  • Pdf File: an-inquiry-on-modal-metaphysical-puzzling-possible-worlds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The concept of possible worlds is useful because it defines the four modalities – possibility, necessity, contingency, and impossibility – but a challenge lies in defining it. David Lewis’ polemical hypothesis (“genuine modal realism” as it is called) succeeds in it. Lewis’ modal realism stirred controversy because he maintains that a plurality of worlds exists. Some philosophers suggest that the Lewisian view is a violation to the law of parsimony, also known as Ockham’s Razor, i.e. not multiply entities beyond necessity. While avoiding a circular definition, Lewis constructs an inflated ontology. Is it worth it, and if we do not want to assume too many Lewisian worlds, what alternatives remain? Actualist modal realism and modal antirealism are the most relevant alternatives because modal abstentionism simply will not progress in this direction. This study evaluates the theories of possible worlds.

The Puzzling Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By Tim Dedopulos
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  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1802792031
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: the-puzzling-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sherlock Holmes may be the world's greatest detective, but he needs your help. Join the renowned sleuth and his assistant Dr Watson as they travel across Victorian England, encountering mysterious crimes along the way. Using just Watson's illustrated case notes, can you unravel the twists and turns of each remarkable story? After reading ten original cases, you will need to solve baffling questions such as: Who murdered the High Court judge, and why? How did the Baker Street Irregulars know the warehouse robbery was an inside job? And did the stonemason really die in a climbing accident? Are you up to Sherlock's challenge?

Grammar as Science

By Richard K. Larson
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 0262303140
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: grammar-as-science.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An introduction to the study of syntax that also introduces students to the principles of scientific theorizing. This introductory text takes a novel approach to the study of syntax. Grammar as Science offers an introduction to syntax as an exercise in scientific theory construction. Syntax provides an excellent instrument for introducing students from a wide variety of backgrounds to the principles of scientific theorizing and scientific thought; it engages general intellectual themes present in all scientific theorizing as well as those arising specifically within the modern cognitive sciences. The book is intended for students majoring in linguistics as well as non-linguistics majors who are taking the course to fulfill undergraduate requirements. Grammar as Science covers such core topics in syntax as phrase structure, constituency, the lexicon, inaudible elements, movement rules, and transformational constraints, while emphasizing scientific reasoning skills. The individual units are organized thematically into sections that highlight important components of this enterprise, including choosing between theories, constructing explicit arguments for hypotheses, and the conflicting demands that push us toward expanding our technical toolkit on the one hand and constraining it on the other. Grammar as Science is constructed as a “laboratory science” course in which students actively experiment with linguistic data. Syntactica, a software application tool that allows students to create and explore simple grammars in a graphical, interactive way, is available online in conjunction with the book. Students are encouraged to “try the rules out,” and build grammars rule-by-rule, checking the consequences at each stage.