For one or two-semester introductory CS1 Java courses taken by CS majors and non-majors. Based on his inspiring lecture style, author Frank Carrano's new text, Imagine! Java, engages students immediately with vivid "what if" examples and everyday analogies that keep them engaged and wanting to learn more. Carrano starts students slowly by presenting concepts in small, manageable chunks that force students to focus on one core concept at a time. Carrano uses engaging repetitive examples to reinforce learning before moving on to more complicated concepts. This approach offers the student an opportunity to establish patterns they can use in their own programs and ultimately develop a more intuitive and sustainable understanding of the programming concepts.
Frank M. Carrano is a professor emeritus of computer science at the University of Rhode Island. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Syracuse University in 1969. His interests include data structures, computer science education, social issues in computing, and numerical computation. Professor Carrano is particularly interested in the design and delivery of undergraduate courses in computer science. He has authored several well-known computer science textbooks for undergraduates.