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Rob Fletcher
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Yes, I've looked in the book review section and yes have got a couple of the books. However, I end up skipping a number examples or projects because my brain is already reeling with new content, it just doesn't want to figure out how to program all prime numbers from 2 to 100, or work out a factorial system. I'm not a damn mathematician. It's been forty years since I touched that stuff.

I know you can't get away from it altogether requiring a certain knowledge to play with iterations, but that is simple.

What I would like to know, is there a book out there that tends to use more realistic real life/work life examples and projects, in lieu of programs filled with a - z, 0 - 9 and nothing else.

Thanking you all in anticipation.

 
Stuie Clarky
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Welcome to the Ranch!

Have you tried the 'Head First' series of books? I've found they tend to be very readable and not too math heavy. However like you said math in computing is fairly inescapable, so refreshing yourself to some maths may be necessary at some point. The sort of examples you mentioned are used as they are usually fairly short and compact, and will provide you with something tangible much sooner than a more real life type sample project will.


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Rob Fletcher
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Thanks for the reply Stuie.
As I wrote this request I was borrowing Core Java 2 Vol1 from the local library. Am well into it now and finding it suits my needs admirably.
 
Ashish Dutt
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Maths, is integral part of computing and there is no escape route from it but having a company of a book that elucidates mathematical principles benignly is so much better
Therefore i would recommend, "Thinking Recursively with Java by Eric Roberts"
A must read for all those non-mathematicians like me whose mathematical base was wrecked by in-efficient teachers
 
Rob Fletcher
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Thank you Ashish, will take a look.
 
Ashish Dutt
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you are welcome, Rob
 
Piet Souris
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I liked the following reading:

http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/
 
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