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Harry R. Lewis

Harry R. Lewis - book author

Harry R. Lewis is the author of books: Elements of the Theory of Computation, Excellence Without a Soul: How a Great University Forgot Education, Data Structures and Their Algorithms, An Introduction To Computer Programming And Data Structures Using Macro 11, Solution Manual To Accompany Data Structures & Their Algorithms, Business Mathematics, Unsolvable Classes of Quantificational Formulas, Business Mathematics, Workbook For Business Mathematics

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Lewis and Papadimitriou present this long awaited Second Edition of their best-selling theory of computation. The authors are well-known for their clear presentation that makes the material accessible to a a broad audience and requires no special previous mathematical experience. In this new edition, the authors incorporate a somewhat more informal, friendly writing style to present both classical and contemporary theories of computation. Algorithms, complexity analysis, and algorithmic ideas are introduced informally in Chapter 1, and are pursued throughout the book. Each section is followed by problems.
America's great research universities are the envy of the world--and none more so than Harvard. Never before has the competition for excellence been fiercer. But while striving to be unsurpassed in the quality of its faculty and students, Universities have forgotten that the fundamental purpose of undergraduate education is to turn young people into adults who will take responsibility for society. In Excellence Without a Soul, Harry Lewis, a Harvard professor for more than thirty years and Dean of Harvard College for eight, draws from his experience to explain how our great universities have abandoned their mission. Harvard is unique; it is the richest, oldest, most powerful university in America, and so it has set many standards, for better or worse. Lewis evaluates the failures of this grand institution--from the hot button issue of grade inflation to the recent controversy over Harvard's handling of date rape cases--and makes an impassioned argument for change. The loss of purpose in America's great colleges is not inconsequential. Harvard, Yale, Stanford--these places drive American education, on which so much of our future depends. It is time to ask whether they are doing the job we want them to do.
This book in an all-inclusive presentation introduces the datastructures (and their algorithms) that comprise the foundationof software engineering. Designed to show students at the sophomorelevel the connection between a programming approach and mathematicaltheory, the text focuses on practical techniques for studentsto master data structures and efficient algorithm implementation.Other topics pertinent to programmers also receive coverage. Chapter-endingproblems and references give students a helpful review and solidifychapter concepts. 067339736XB04062001