Our required textbook for CSE 143 this quarter will be the following (the same textbook is used in CSE 142):
This required book was written specifically for this course and makes a useful supplement to the lecture presentations.
The book may also be available on course reserve at the UW Engineering Library. If the book is not available on reserve, please contact the instructor.
The textbook includes many sample programs. You can access a full set of code files that is organized chapter by chapter. This will allow you to download any of the programs and run them on your own computer.
New copies of the textbook come with an access code to watch "Video Notes." These videos supplement the lecture and book material by walking through more examples in detail. You can access the video notes at the Pearson VideoNotes web site.
Physical copy: Students can purchase the textbook from the UW Bookstore. The book is also available to be ordered online from online retailers such as the following:
Digital copy: For a reduced cost, students can buy the textbook online from Pearson Publishing's "CourseSmart" web system at the following address:
If you see a book with our book's title but a different ISBN available for sale online (probably used), this is not the correct textbook. It is likely either the previous "1st edition" or an even older "preliminary custom edition" version of the book that was used in past years. These older versions of the book do not contain all of the content from the correct course textbook. In particular, the first edition does not contain three chapters written specifically for CSE143 (chapters 15 through 17).