Computer Science: An Overview / Edition 7

Computer Science: An Overview / Edition 7

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by J. Glenn Brookshear
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201781301

ISBN-13: 9780201781304

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson Education

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201781304
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
575
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 0 Introduction
0.1 The Role of Algorithms
0.2 The Origins of Computing Machines
0.3 The Science of Algorithms
0.4 Abstraction
0.5 An Outline of Our Study
0.6 Social Repercussions

Chapter 1 Data Storage
1.1 Bits and Their Storage
1.2 Main Memory
1.3 Mass Storage
1.4 Representing Information as Bit Patterns
1.5 The Binary System
1.6 Storing Integers
1.7 Storing Fractions
1.8 Data Compression
1.9 Communication Errors

Chapter 2 Data Manipulation
2.1 Computer Architecture
2.2 Machine Language
2.3 Program Execution
2.4 Arithmetic/Logic Instructions
2.5 Communicating with Other Devices
2.6 Other Architectures

Chapter 3 Operating Systems
3.1 The History of Operating Systems
3.2 Operating System Architecture
3.3 Coordinating the Machine’s Activities
3.4 Handling Competition Among Processes
3.5 Security

Chapter 4 Networking and the Internet
4.1 Network Fundamentals
4.2 The Internet
4.3 The World Wide Web
4.4 Internet Protocols
4.5 Security

Chapter 5 Algorithms
5.1 The Concept of an Algorithm
5.2 Algorithm Representation
5.3 Algorithm Discovery
5.4 Iterative Structures
5.5 Recursive Structures
5.6 Efficiency and Correctness

Chapter 6 Programming Languages
6.1 Historical Perspective
6.2 Traditional Programming Concepts
6.3 Procedural Units
6.4 Language Implementation
6.5 Object-Oriented Programming
6.6 Programming Concurrent Activities
6.7 Declarative Programming

Chapter 7 Software Engineering
7.1 The Software Engineering Discipline
7.2 The Software Life Cycle
7.3 Software Engineering Methodologies
7.4 Modularity
7.5 Tools of the Trade
7.6 Quality Assurance
7.7 Documentation
7.8 The Human-Machine Interface
7.9 Software Ownership and Liability

Chapter 8 Data Abstractions
8.1 Basic Data Structures
8.2 Related Concepts
8.3 Implementing Data Structures
8.4 A Short Case Study
8.5 Customized Data Types
8.6 Classes and Objects
8.7 Pointers in Machine Language

Chapter 9 Database Systems
9.1 Database Fundamentals
9.2 The Relational Model
9.3 Object-Oriented Databases
9.4 Maintaining Database Integrity
9.5 Traditional File Structures
9.6 Data Mining
9.7 Social Impact of Database Technology

Chapter 10 Computer Graphics
10.1 The Scope of Computer Graphics
10.2 Overview of 3D Graphics
10.3 Modeling
10.4 Rendering
10.5 Dealing with Global Lighting
10.6 Animation

Chapter 11 Artificial Intelligence
11.1 Intelligence and Machines
11.2 Perception
11.3 Reasoning
11.4 Additional Areas of Research
11.5 Artificial Neural Networks
11.6 Robotics
11.7 Considering the Consequences

Chapter 12 Theory of Computation
12.1 Functions and Their Computation
12.2 Turing Machines
12.3 Universal Programming Languages
12.4 A Noncomputable Function
12.5 Complexity of Problems
12.6 Public-Key Cryptography

Appendixes
A ASCII B Circuits to Manipulate Two’s Complement Representations C A Simple Machine Language D High-Level Programming Languages E The Equivalence of Iterative and Recursive Structures F Answers to Questions & Exercises

Index

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Computer Science: An Overview 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well Its not for beginners but if you have some programming knoweldge, linux knowledge(if you know linux you 'usually' understand how computers work, A+ knowedge (basic computer components) and network+ (very basic networing). One person named 'elite haxor' complained about it involving some information involving 80's computers. Well, his name immedialty shows is is not a hacker, and has little or none of the presuiquites I mentioned. Also 80's computer networking and programming is basically what we have today, only faster. Once again, not for absolute beginners. Have SOME computer expirence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book SHOULD NOT BE the main text for a 'beginning' programming course. It is WAY beyond that, both in level and scope of subject matter. In my opinion, Barnes and Noble badly misrepresents the utility of this book for a beginning class...unless the teacher is a near miracle worker (someone about on the order of Ann Sullivan, Helen Keller's amazing teacher). Additionally, Barnes and Noble errs in calling an overview to computer science 'beginning programming.' The two are not the same thing. I have a hard time saying how disappointed I am in this choice of book for this class. (By the way, this course would not have been my first programming class, and I STILL FEEL mislead at best and cheated at worst. I have withdrawn from the class.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is all outdated information from the 80s. It just talks about how slow computers where in the 80s. This is a waste of money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is Concise, Full of Facts, Builds on Knowledge, Well Written, has Concise Helpful Diagrams, easy to read without stupid unneccasary jokes, very educational, and overall great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title of the book reflects what is inside - a comprehensive overview of computer science. If you want general information (and some specific ones) on almost everything about computer science, this is the book for you. I would recommend this book to those who are undecided on what to focus on in the field of computers. Just think of it as a guide book. The exercises in the book are also worth mentioning. All solutions are in the book, which for me is a great help in learing. Once you get the book, don't forget to check the author's site for some typo errors.