Runestone Academy Library of Books

The books on Runestone.Academy are all free and open source textbooks. We encourage you to browse the library and make use of these books in your courses. If you are a new instructor and want to do this, please take a look at the Help for Instructors page before you make a course. Note: The links to books on this page are for browsing only. If you want your work to be saved you should enroll in the course from the Change Course page.

Intro to Data Science, Intro to Computer Science Textbooks:

Description: This interactive ebook was created by a team led by Dr. Barbara Ericson. That team started with a static version of this ebook created by Dr. Charles Severance for his Python for Everybody course. He built that ebook by starting with Allen B. Downey's *Think Python* book. This ebook is a data-oriented introduction to Pyton 3 and covers both novice and intermediate levels of programming. Use code py4e-int

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Description: This interactive ebook was created by a team led by Dr. Barbara Ericson. That team started with a static version of this ebook created by Dr. Charles Severance for his Python for Everybody course. He built that ebook by starting with Allen B. Downey's *Think Python* book. This ebook is a data-oriented introduction to Pyton 3 and covers both novice and intermediate levels of programming. Use code py4e-int

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Description: This interactive ebook was created by a team led by Dr. Barbara Ericson. That team started with a static version of this ebook created by Dr. Charles Severance for his Python for Everybody course. He built that ebook by starting with Allen B. Downey's *Think Python* book. This ebook is a data-oriented introduction to Pyton 3 and covers both novice and intermediate levels of programming. Use code py4e-int

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Data Structures Textbooks:

Description: The Second Edition. You are better off using the 3rd now.

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Description: The understanding of data structures and algorithms is central to understanding computer science. Presented in C++, this textbook is designed to serve as a text for a first course on data structures and algorithms, typically taught as the second course in the computer science curriculum. We cover abstract data types and basic data structures, writing algorithms to solve problems, as well as using data structures to solve classic problems. The first chapter offers a review of basic C++, so this book is most appropriate for use after either a first programming course in C++ or after first programming course in any language.

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Description: A Spanish language translation of pythonds second edition. - We need a Spanish speaking maintainer to help with this title!

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Computer Science Textbooks:

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Description: This text introduces the field of complexity science which uses computation to explore the physical and social sciences. It employs graphs, cellular automata, and agent-based models to study interdiciplinary applications in physics, biology, and economics.

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Description: A CS0 / AP CS Principles level text intended for students new to computer science.

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Web programming Textbooks:

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Intro to Data Science Textbooks:

Description: This book is designed as a second course in computing, to follow up on an intro to programming with Python. It introduces many ideas in data science in an intuitive/informal way.

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Author/Instructor Help Textbooks:

Description: This is a book written in PreTeXt, in order to provide testing for a variety of purposes, not least a conversion to Runestone Academy.

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Description: This is a good second stop, after you look at the overview, to find out all of the different options available for each of the directives.

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Description: This short book shows off the capabilities of Runestone textbooks. It can also help you write your own Runestone books as each example contains the Runestone (RST) source for that example. This is a better place to start than the Instructor or Author guide books.

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AP Computer Science Textbooks:

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Description: CSAwesome is a College Board endorsed curriculum for AP Computer Science A, an introductory college-level computer programming course in Java, by Barbara Ericson, University of Michigan, and Beryl Hoffman, Elms College.

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Description: Computer Science Education Week will be December 5-11, 2022. High school computer science educators and their students are invited to participate in the Hour of AI Education during CSEdWeek. In the Mobile CSP Alexa in Space Hour of AI mini-unit, students explore AI concepts and create Alexa skills to help inexperienced space travelers, such as tourists, complete everyday tasks in a microgravity environment. This unit is available through a free interactive e-book. The Mobile CSP Hour of AI will consist of 4 lessons that can be used in CS classrooms.

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Description: Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) is an NSF-funded effort to provide a broad and rigorous introduction to computer science based on MIT App Inventor, a programming language for creating apps for mobile devices. Mobile CSP is a program of the National Center for Computer Science Education. Mobile CSP is an approved curriculum provider for the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles curriculum framework for introductory computer science

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Database Textbooks:

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p3pt Textbooks:

Description: This interactive ebook was created by a ITiCSE working group led by Dr. Barbara Ericson.

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math Textbooks:

By: Tom Judson

Description: Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications is an open-source textbook that is designed to teach the principles and theory of abstract algebra to college juniors and seniors in a rigorous manner. Its strengths include a wide range of exercises, both computational and theoretical, plus many non-trivial applications. The first half of the book presents group theory, through the Sylow theorems, with enough material for a semester-long course. The second half is suitable for a second semester and presents rings, integral domains, Boolean algebras, vector spaces, and fields, concluding with Galois Theory. There is extensive complementary material and exercises using the open source mathematical system, Sage.

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Description: This book is for a one-semester course in differential equations.

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class-exp Textbooks:

Description: This interactive ebook was created by a ITiCSE working group led by Dr. Barbara Ericson to test Parsons with and wihtout distractors.

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Math Textbooks:

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By: Oscar Levin

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Intro to Computer Science Textbooks:

Description: This book is a fork of the CSAwesome with most of the AP CS A references removed

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By: Rob Beezer

Description: A project based course for CS1, A huge rewrite of How to Think like a Computer Scientist by Paul Resnick and Brad Miller. The projects in this book lean in the direction of data science, but we are actively seeking projects relevant to any area of study.

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Description: Based on the original open source book by Allan Downy and Jeff Elkner. Learn Python, this edition is expanded with additional topics and is fully interactive. Try examples, answer questions, interactively, right in the book!

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By: Ralph Morelli, Ralph Walde, and Beryl Hoffman

Description: An object-oriented introduction to Java programming

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Instructor Guide Textbooks:

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introcs Textbooks:

Description: The original open source intro to computer science textbook. Great for students of all ages.

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Description: The original open source intro to computer science textbook. Great for students of all ages.

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p3tog Textbooks:

Description: This interactive ebook was created by a ITiCSE working group led by Dr. Barbara Ericson to test write code versus write code with Parsons.

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Language Transition Textbooks:

Description: This short ebook is intended to make it easy for anyone who has some background in programming in Python to transition to programming in C++. This ebook also utilizes an optional graphics module that allows graphics in C++ to utilize commands like the Turtle library in Python.

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License Information

The books published on Runestone are all licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license or the GNU Free Documentation license. The source code for each book can be found on Our Github Page and will give you the specifics of the license. We encourage you to report any inaccuracies, typos or leave us suggestions using the Github issues page for each book.