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A Dictionary of Computing / Edition 6

A Dictionary of Computing / Edition 6

by John Daintith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199234019

ISBN-13: 9780199234011

Pub. Date: 08/04/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the quickly changing world of computing, staying current is essential. The Dictionary of Computing has been fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing on the market today. With expanded coverage of networking and databases, addition of biographical entries, and feature spreads on key topics

Overview

In the quickly changing world of computing, staying current is essential. The Dictionary of Computing has been fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing on the market today. With expanded coverage of networking and databases, addition of biographical entries, and feature spreads on key topics, e.g. XML, it is a comprehensive reference work containing over 6,500 entries that is as useful for home and office users as it is indispensable for students of computing. New recommended web links for many entries, via the Dictionary of Computing companion website, provide valuable further information and updates. The Dictionary offers wide coverage of computer terms in industry, school, work, education, and the home, including the Internet, multimedia, networks and databases, and security. Terms are defined in a clear and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is an ideal not only for students of computing but for those studying the related fields of IT, mathematics, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199234011
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents


Credits     vi
Preface     vii
Guide to the Dictionary     viii
A Dictionary of Computing     1
Computer Graphics (Feature)     100
The Anatomy of an Internet Address (Feature)     260
Object-oriented Programming (Feature)     350
Quantum Computing (Feature)     416
SQL (Feature)     484
XML (Feature)     564
Appendices
Generic Domain Names     573
Country-Code Domain Names     574
File Extensions     577
Character Set     580
Greek Alphabet     581
Chronology     582
Useful Web Sites     584

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