Computers! / Edition 5

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This introduction to computers text is designed to offer maximum flexibility to instructors in the coverage of computer concepts. An active learning theme is supported by questions and projects. A "using computers" perspective is supported by bound inserts. Up-to-date coverage of the Internet,Windows 95,the object orientation of data,and object-oriented programming is included. An Interactive Student Study Guide is available on disk,can be packaged with the text,and inclues demonstrations,simulations,exercises and self-tests. A printed Student Study Guide is also available. A brief,QBasic supplement written by the authors can be packaged with the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070652972
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 656

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 End-user Computing 2
Ch. 2 Computer Information Systems 26
Ch. 3 Software Interfaces 54
Ch. 4 Linking Information Technology 88
Ch. 5 Processing Hardware 122
Ch. 6 Input and Output Hardware 156
Ch. 7 Storage and Communication Hardware 188
Ch. 8 Word Processing and Desktop Publishing 220
Ch. 9 Electronic Spreadsheets 256
Ch. 10 Graphics and Multimedia 286
Ch. 11 File and Database Management 316
Ch. 12 Management and Decision Support Systems 352
Ch. 13 System Design and Implementation 382
Ch. 14 Software Development 420
Ch. 15 Privacy, Ethics, Crime, and Security 456
Ch. 16 Keeping Up with Change 488
Appendix A Buying a Personal Computer System 520
Appendix B Operating a Personal Computer Using Windows 3.1 534
Appendix C Operating a Personal Computer Using Windows 95 564
Appendix D Introduction to MS-DOS/PC-DOS 592
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