Thoroughly Revised And Updated, Computer Science Illuminated, Third Edition, Continues To Excite And Enlighten Students On The Dynamic And Diverse Field Of Computer Science. Written By Two Of Today's Most Respected Computer Science Educators, Nell Dale And John Lewis, The Text Provides A Broad Overview Of The Many Aspects Of The Discipline From A Generic View Point. Separate Program Language Chapters Are Available As Bundle Items For Those Instructors Who Would Like To Explore A Particular Programming Language With Their Students. The Many Layers Of Computing Are Thoroughly Explained Beginning With The Information Layer, Working Through The Hardware, Programming, Operating Systems, Application, And Communication Layers, And Ending With A Discussion On The Limitations Of Computing. Perfect For Introductory Computing And Computer Science Courses, Computer Science Illuminated, Third Edition's Thorough Presentation Of Computing Systems Provides Computer Science Majors With A Solid Foundation For Further Study, And Offers Non-Majors A Comprehensive And Complete Introduction To Computing.
Using an onion as an analogy, this textbook for a CS-0 course walks through the function of each layer in a computer system. Dale (University of Texas) and Lewis (Villanova) describe the binary number system, the hardware components, the major programming languages, the operating system, software applications, and networks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR