Preliminary Concepts

  • James T. StreibEmail author
  • Takako Soma
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


The chapter reviews and discusses various preliminary concepts to ensure that the reader is ready for the following chapters. The concepts include (1) elementary algorithm analysis using Big O notation, (2) data abstraction and procedural abstraction, and (3) interfaces. A simple program that implements an interface is presented in the complete program.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Illinois CollegeJacksonvilleUSA

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