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A Beginners Guide to Python 3 Programming


Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. John Hunt
    Pages 1-11
  3. John Hunt
    Pages 13-22
  4. John Hunt
    Pages 23-31
  5. John Hunt
    Pages 33-49
  6. John Hunt
    Pages 51-64
  7. John Hunt
    Pages 65-73
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    Pages 75-85
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    Pages 87-97
  10. John Hunt
    Pages 99-106
  11. John Hunt
    Pages 107-116
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    Pages 117-131
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    Pages 133-138
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  19. John Hunt
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About this book


This textbook on Python 3 explains concepts such as variables and what they represent, how data is held in memory, how a for loop works and what a string is. It also introduces key concepts such as functions, modules and packages as well as object orientation and functional programming. Each section is prefaced with an introductory chapter, before continuing with how these ideas work in Python.

Topics such as generators and coroutines are often misunderstood and these are explained in detail, whilst topics such as Referential Transparency, multiple inheritance and exception handling are presented using examples.

A Beginners Guide to Python 3 Programming provides all you need to know about Python, with numerous examples provided throughout including several larger worked case studies illustrating the ideas presented in the previous chapters.


Introductory Python Object Oriented Programming Functional Programming Concurrency Databases

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Midmarsh Technology LtdChippenhamUK

About the authors

John Hunt is a technology trainer, consultant, mentor and author who has 35 years experience within the computing industry. He has worked extensively in Object Oriented and Functional technologies using language from Java through C# to Scala and of course Python. John was first involved with Python while working with a FinTech company in 2010. Since then he has been involved in numerous Python projects and has worked with a number of companies helping to develop their Python skills.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Beginners Guide to Python 3 Programming
  • Authors John Hunt
  • Series Title Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Topics Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-20289-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-20290-3
  • Series ISSN 1863-7310
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1781
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 433
  • Number of Illustrations 832 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters
    Database Management
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