Computer Science

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In this language-independent book, J. Glenn Brookshear provides accurate and balanced coverage of a variety of topics, providing an overview to the discipline of computer science. New Highlights includes a larger emphasis on the object-oriented paradigm and networking, including coverage of the World Wide Web and the Java Programming Language; offers end-of-chapter "Questions of Ethics" in addition to the ethics discussions throughout the book; contains new sections on digital circuitry, the client/server model, ...
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Overview

In this language-independent book, J. Glenn Brookshear provides accurate and balanced coverage of a variety of topics, providing an overview to the discipline of computer science. New Highlights includes a larger emphasis on the object-oriented paradigm and networking, including coverage of the World Wide Web and the Java Programming Language; offers end-of-chapter "Questions of Ethics" in addition to the ethics discussions throughout the book; contains new sections on digital circuitry, the client/server model, data compression, and digital representation of graphics; and provides a complete teaching package, including a new C++ lab manual, C and Pascal lab manuals, and a World Wide Web site.

This unique book offers a readable survey of computer science, covering a wealth of topics and equipping the reader with an understanding of the scope of the science as well as the terminology in the field. This new edition contains new sections reflecting the growing importance of object-oriented methodologies in programming and database design.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Machine Architecture 13
Ch. 1 Data Storage 15
Ch. 2 Data Manipulation 58
Pt. 2 Software 89
Ch. 3 Operating Systems and Networks 91
Ch. 4 Algorithms 130
Ch. 5 Programming Languages 183
Ch. 6 Software Engineering 232
Pt. 3 Data Organization 259
Ch. 7 Data Structures 261
Ch. 8 File Structures 302
Ch. 9 Database Structures 327
Pt. 4 The Potential of Algorithmic Machines 355
Ch. 10 Artificial Intelligence 357
Ch. 11 Theory of Computation 396
App. A ASCII 433
App. B Circuits to Manipulate Two's Complement Representations 434
App. C A Simple Machine Language 437
App. D Program Examples 439
App. E The Equivalence of Iterative and Recursive Structures 446
App. F Answers to Questions/Exercises 448
Index 475
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