Good book for new starters


#1

Hi guys just wanted to give you some feedback on the book so far, I’m 25% in having finally found a text that fits my skill level quite well.

I spent a lot of time as a kid programming in BASIC and moved on to STOS/AMOS before having a few years off. I’ve been wanting to get back into programming for the Mac / iOS for a good year or two but just couldn’t find a text that picked up the threads of my previous knowledge well enough, but I’m pleased to say I think your book does a great job.

One bit of criticism I might make is that the polar to cartesian exercise was a little confusing due to the slight lack of context, but it was on the other hand a good stretch of my ability so far.

Overall great job, and I will probably be moving on to your iOS book soon.


#2

No computer science book would be complete without several overly academic examples of mathematical properties the reader cares absolutely nothing for (if he can help it :slight_smile:). These include, but are not limited to, logical rules named for long-dead Frenchmen, ancient Greek arithmetic algorithms, working with imaginary numbers, and of course, the joys of trigonometry. :slight_smile:


#3

Good old imaginary numbers, haven’t encountered those for some time.