Concepts are introduced and motivated with easy-to-grasp, appealing examples
Code is explained in detail after general explanations
Reader is guided into how to make the examples 'their own'
About the Author
Jeanine Meyer is Professor Emerita at Purchase College/SUNY and past Coordinator of the Mathematics/Computer Science Board of Study. Before Purchase, she taught at Pace University and before that worked as a Research Staff Member and Manager in robotics and manufacturing research at IBM Research and as a consultant for IBM's educational grant programs. She is the single author of 5 books and co-author of 5 more on topics ranging from educational uses of multimedia, programming (three published by Apress/Springer), databases, number theory and origami. She earned a PhD in computer science at the Courant Institute at New York University, an MA in mathematics at Columbia University, and a SB (the college used the Latin form) in mathematics from the University of Chicago. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Association for Women in Science, Association for Computing Machinery, and was a featured reviewer for ACM Computing Reviews. For Jeanine, programming is both a hobby and a vocation. Every day, she plays computer puzzles online (including Words with Friends, various solitaire card games, and Duolingo for Spanish, which she views as a game). She also participates in Daf Yomi, the seven-and-a-half-year study of Talmud, which certainly has puzzle-solving aspects. She tries The New York Times crossword puzzle many days, but does better at the mini-puzzle, ken ken, and Two Not Touch in which she sometimes competes with her children. She enjoys cooking, baking, eating, gardening, travel, and a moderate amount of walking. She misses her mother, who inspired many family members to take up piano, and her father, who gave Jeanine a love of puzzles. She is an active volunteer for progressive causes and candidates.