The Computer Continuum / Edition 2

The Computer Continuum / Edition 2

by Kurt F. Lauckner, Mildred D. Lintner
     
 

This book introduces readers to the fundamental concepts in the fields of information systems and computer science by examining how technology works. It first establishes a theoretical foundation, then introduces applications that put the theory into practice. Computer Hardware Components: CPU, Memory, and I/O. Software. From Stonehenge to the Super Computer:… See more details below

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This book introduces readers to the fundamental concepts in the fields of information systems and computer science by examining how technology works. It first establishes a theoretical foundation, then introduces applications that put the theory into practice. Computer Hardware Components: CPU, Memory, and I/O. Software. From Stonehenge to the Super Computer: Combining Software & Hardware. Operating Systems: The Genie in the Computer. Network Concepts and Communications. The Internet and the Web: Expanding the Global Community. Multimedia. Databases: Controlling the Information Deluge. Simulation: Modeling the Physical World. Artificial Intelligence and Modeling the Human State. Pushing the Envelope of Human Potential. Ethics, Electronic Spies and Privacy. For anyone interested in learning about computers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130898135
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/18/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
489
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

PRELIMINARIES: WHERE WE'RE GOING.

1. Computers: A First Look.

I. BUILDING BLOCKS: HOW COMPUTERS WORK.

2. Metamorphosis of Information.
3. Computer Hardware Components: CPU, Memory, and I/O.
4. Computer Languages, Algorithms, and Program Development.
5. Hardware and Software: Putting It Together.
6. Operating Systems: The Genie in the Computer.
7. Network Concepts and Communications.

II. FOUNDATIONS: APPLYING THE CONCEPTS.

8. The Internet and the Web: Worldwide Transformation.
9. Multimedia.
10. Databases: Controlling the Information Deluge.
11. Simulation: Modeling the Physical World.

III. EMPOWERMENT: EXTENDING OUR LIMITS.

12. Artificial Intelligence and Modeling the Human State.
13. Pushing the Envelope of Human Potential.
14. Ethics, Electronic Spies, and Privacy.

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