Computers in Your Future / Edition 4

Computers in Your Future / Edition 4

by Bryan Pfaffenberger, Roberta Baber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130898155

ISBN-13: 9780130898159

Pub. Date: 01/22/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

You can have your cake and eat it too when it
comes to learning computer concepts!

Everyone is hungry to learn about computer concepts, and the most exciting way to become literate in computer technologies is through multiple educational tools.

With Computers in Your Future by Bryan Pfaffenberger you can use the text, the Web

Overview

You can have your cake and eat it too when it
comes to learning computer concepts!

Everyone is hungry to learn about computer concepts, and the most exciting way to become literate in computer technologies is through multiple educational tools.

With Computers in Your Future by Bryan Pfaffenberger you can use the text, the Web site, and the optional Explore Generation IT Labs to get the most out of the world of computers. This integrated book and teaching package gives you everything you need to explore the dynamic and exciting world of information technology.

This computer concepts text contains learning tools that entice the reader and reinforce critical material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130898159
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/22/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Computers and the Internet.
Becoming Fluent with Computers and the Internet. History of Computers and the Internet.

2. Exploring Computer Hardware.
Inside the System Unit. Storing Data: Electronic Filing Cabinets. Input and Output: Data In, Information Out.

3. The World of Computer Software.
System Software: Keeping the Computer Running Smoothly. Application Software: Essentials for Knowledge Workers.

4. Concepts of Application Software.
Writing with Word Processing Software. Creating Electronic Spreadsheets. Designing Presentations. Building Databases.

5. Multimedia and Virtual Reality.
Multimedia: Lights! Camera! Action! Virtual Environments.

6. Data Communications.
Telecommunications: Exchanging Data via the Telephone System. Networks: Superhighways for Digital Information.

7. The Internet and the Web: Welcome to Cyberspace.
Understanding the Internet. The World Wide Web and Electronic Commerce. Using EMail. Creating a Web Page.

8. Creating Information Systems.
Introducing Information Systems . Systems Analysis and Design. Programming Languages and Program Development.

9. Social and Ethical Issues of Computing.
Privacy and Encryption. Computer Crime and Security. Ethics: Doing the Right Thing.

10. Computers and You.
Buying and Upgrading Your Computer System. Avoiding Risks to Your Health. Careers and Certification. Emerging Technologies.

Selected Solutions.
Acronym Finder.
Glossary.
Illustration Credits.
Index.

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