Computing Books published by Cambridge UniversityThe following is a list of Computing Books published by Cambridge University in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.
There are 3 Computing Books published by Cambridge University in our collection :
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Title Illustrating Super-BASIC on the Sinclair QL
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Author Donald Alcock
Edition First Edition
Although describing a particular computer language (Super-BASIC) on a particular computer (the Sinclair QL) this book is more than a language manual. It assumes no prior knowledge of other languages but introduces, by example, the concept of a stored program and its execution. It builds on the introductory example by bringing in more and more facilities of the language, illustrating each with a non-trivial example. In addition to clarifying aspects of the language these examples explain and illustrate some fundamental programming techniques such as graphics, state tables, list processing, several methods of sorting, and reverse Polish notation. Recursion, structured programming and a tidy style are emphasized throughout. Like the author's previous works on programming this book is lettered entirely by hand, being full of illustrations and diagrams. The English is always simple, always clear.
by Martin Richards & Colin Whitby-Strevens
Paperback: 173 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1981
Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
by Peter Duffett-Smith
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Reprinted with corrections 1988
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
This is a book for the amateur astronomer who wishes to carry out astronomical calculations using a personal computer with the minimum of fuss. It is not specific to any make of machine, neither are the programmes confined to specific calculations, Rather, it presents a collection of twenty-six subroutines, written in a portable version of BASIC, which can be mixed and matched according to personal requirements. Furthermore, the user need only have a broad understanding of the problem; the subroutines themselves take care of the details. For example, the routines can be used to calculate the time of rising of any of the planets in any part of the world at any time in the future or past; or they may be used to find the circumstances of the next solar eclipse visible from a particular place. Almost every problem likely to be encountered by the amateur astronomer can be solved by a suitable combination of the routines given here.