Computer Science: An Overview / Edition 7by J. Glenn Brookshear
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… See more details below
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.
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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. 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. 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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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.
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.)
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.
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!
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.