Our required textbook for CSE 143 this quarter will be the following (this is the same textbook that was used in CSE 142):
This required book was written specifically for this course and makes a valuable supplement to the lecture presentations. The book contains the problems we will assign you each week before your discussion section. Also, exams in this course will be open-book (for this particular book only, not for other books), so it may be advantageous to own the book for use as a reference during exams.
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.
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. But please note that you will NOT be able to use the digital copy as a reference on the midterm or final exam. Also, the digital copy "expires" after roughly 180 days, after which it can no longer be used.
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. We will assign problems out of the 2nd edition that may not exist in the 1st edition. The older editions are not suitable for CSE 143 this quarter; we do not suggest using them as your textbook for the course this quarter. You will need to have access to the 2nd edition to do your weekly problems.
A small number of copies of our textbook may be available from the Engineering library or the Odegaard library on campus. You might be able to check them out for short periods to work on problems, but this may not be a reliable strategy long-term as your only access to a textbook. See the following links:
We have written a web application called Practice-It that allows you to write solutions to lots of our Java practice problems. You can type in your solution and submit it to the server to be tested. You will receive feedback about whether your code succeeds or fails.
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.
Here are some new resources related to the textbook and to the material of this course: