Encyclopedia of Computer Science / Edition 4by Anthony Ralston, Edwin D. Reilly
Pub. Date: 09/19/2003
The Encyclopedia of Computer Science remains the definitive reference in the ever-changing field of computing. Now in its Fourth Edition, this influential work provides an unparalleled perspective on the major advances and applications of computer technology. Intelligently and thoughtfully organised, the Encyclopedia comprises over 600 revised and updated articles… See more details below
The Encyclopedia of Computer Science remains the definitive reference in the ever-changing field of computing. Now in its Fourth Edition, this influential work provides an unparalleled perspective on the major advances and applications of computer technology. Intelligently and thoughtfully organised, the Encyclopedia comprises over 600 revised and updated articles classified around nine main themes: Hardware Software Computer Systems Information and Data Mathematics of Computing Theory of Computation Methodologies Applications Computing Milieux Encompassing far more than mere definitions, each article elaborates on a topic giving a remarkable breadth and depth of coverage. And a 16-page colour insert highlights advanced computer applications and computer-generated graphics technology. Throughout the work the text is extensively illustrated with diagrams, figures and photographs. With contributions from over 300 international experts, the Fourth Edition contains over 100 completely new articles ranging from artificial life to computer ethics, data mining to Java, mobile computing to quantum computing, and software safety to the World Wide Web. In addition the Encyclopedia contains useful appendices including: A glossary of major terms in English, German, Spanish and Russian Abbreviations and acronyms Computer Science and Engineering research journals Article titles from previous editions not included in the 4th edition A Name Index listing almost 3500 individuals cited in the text A comprehensive General Index with 7000 entries A chronology of significant milestones in computing Computer Society & Academic Computer Science Department Listings Numerical Tables, Mathematical Notation and Units of Measure Highly-regarded as an essential resource for computer professionals, engineers, mathematicians, students and scientists, the Encyclopedia of Computer Science is a must-have reference for every college, university, busin
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Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
Classification of Articles.
Color Pages CP-1-CP-16.
I. Abbreviations and Acronyms.
II. Notation and Units.
III. Computer Journals and Magazines.
IV. Ph.D.-Granting Departments of Computer Science and Engineering.
V. Presidents of Major Computing Societies.
VI. Key High-Level Languages.
VII. Glossary of Major Terms in Five Languages.
VIII. Articles Deleted from Previous Editions.
IX. Timeline of Significant Computing Milestones.
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