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Introduction to Programming Using Java

This free textbook, by Professor David Eck, is an introduction to programming and also an introduction to the Java programming language. It is used in introductory and intermediate programming courses at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and is directed towards people who do not have any background in programming. You can use it on-line or download a copy for use on your own computer. A PDF version is also available.

Foundations of Analysis

This textbook, by Professors David Belding and Kevin Mitchell, is an introduction to basic analysis. It presents a careful development of the real number system and the theory of calculus on the real line, followed by extensions of the theory to the real and the complex planes. The text is designed to be a first encounter with rigorous, formal mathematics for serious mathematics students with a year of calculus. It is used in Math 331: Foundations of Analysis at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It is published by Dover.

Foundations of Computation

CPSC 229: Foundations of Computer Science is an introductory course in theoretical computer science. It is a required course in the Computer Science major. For several years, the textbook in this course has been a set of notes written by Professors Carol Critchlow and David Eck. The book is free and is available for download in PDF format.

An Introduction to Biostatistics

This textbook, published by Waveland Press, is by Professor Kevin Mitchell, along with Professor Thomas Glover of the Biology Department. Statistical analysis is increasingly being recognized as a fundamental quantitative skill for all biology students to master. This accessible text provides the necessary foundation for them to do just that. Glover and Mitchell emphasize the application of statistics using examples from many areas of the life sciences, but without sacrificing theoretical rigor.


A listing of some shorter articles published by members of the department. Many of these articles have student co-authors, reflecting the department's commitment to student research.