Computer Science: An Overview / Edition 5

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Reading, MA 1996 Soft Cover 5th Revised Edition New in None as Issued jacket BRAND NEW COPY. A comprehensive overview of computer science. Textbook written for computer science ... majors and well as those with other majors in mind. 11 chapters in 4 parts: Part I, Machine Architecture: Chapt 1, Data Storage; 2, Data Manipulation. Part II, Software: 3, Operating Systems & Networks: 4, Algorithms; 5, Programming Languages; 6, Software Engineering. Part III, Data Organization: 7, Data Structures; 8, File Structures; 9, Database Structures. Part IV, The Potential of Algorithmic Machines: 10, Artificial Intelligence; and 11, Theory of Computation. 5 appendices follow, including answers to chapter questions/exercises. Read more Show Less

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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 discussions of ethics throughout the book. Contains new sections on digital circuitry, the client/server model, data compression, and digital representation of graphics. 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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For computer science majors and minors in the early stages of their college careers, many of whom mistakenly equate programming and computer science, and for students of other disciplines who want computer literacy beyond the ability to manipulate a particular program or do a little elementary programming. Exposes such students to the breadth of the subject, discussing machine architecture--data storage and manipulation; software--algorithms, programming languages, and software engineering; data organization; and the potential of algorithmic machines. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805346329
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 483
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Glenn Brookshear is a Professor Emeritus at Marquette University where he taught Formal Language, Introduction to Computer Science, and Theory of Computation. He is the author of the previous editions of Computer Science: An Overview.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Data storage 17
Ch. 2 Data manipulation 73
Ch. 3 Operating systems 109
Ch. 4 Networking and the Internet 135
Ch. 5 Algorithms 171
Ch. 6 Programming languages 225
Ch. 7 Software engineering 285
Ch. 8 Data abstractions 319
Ch. 9 Database systems 359
Ch. 10 Artificial intelligence 403
Ch. 11 Theory of computation 457
App. A ASCII 495
App. B Circuits to manipulate two's complement representations 497
App. C A simple machine language 501
App. D High-level language program examples 503
App. E The equivalence of iterative and recursive structures 511
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