Encyclopedia of Computer Science / Edition 3

Encyclopedia of Computer Science / Edition 3

by Anthony Ralston
     
 

ISBN-10: 1850328005

ISBN-13: 9781850328001

Pub. Date: 12/01/1992

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The Encyclopedia of Computer Science is the definitive reference work on computers, computing, and computer science. This new edition has 2,000 pages containing over 600 fully-updated articles by internationally-known computing experts. With its blending of historical perspective and practical reference information, the Encyclopedia of Computer Science

Overview

The Encyclopedia of Computer Science is the definitive reference work on computers, computing, and computer science. This new edition has 2,000 pages containing over 600 fully-updated articles by internationally-known computing experts. With its blending of historical perspective and practical reference information, the Encyclopedia of Computer Science is a must-have for every collection.

Alphabetically arranged and classified into subject areas, the Encyclopedia will cover the fields of:

  • Hardware
  • Computer systems
  • Information and data
  • Software
  • Mathematics of Computing
  • Theory of computation
  • Methodologies
  • Applications
  • Computing Milieux

Features
  • Over 100 entirely new entries
  • Thorough revisions and updates reflecting the latest developments in the field
  • 900 illustrations in black and white, plus full color inserts
  • A list of the 450 contributing international experts, complete with affiliation
  • Thorough cross-references, abbreviations, and acronyms
  • An extensive list of computer science and engineering research journals
  • A timeline of significant computing milestones
  • Ph.D-granting departments of computer science and engineering
  • Glossary of major terms in five languages
  • Key high level languages
  • Numerical tables and constants
  • Articles deleted from the first three editions
  • Over 100 new articles covering emerging, cutting-edge subjects. Examples include:
    • Automated Planning
    • Byte Ordering
    • Cache Coherency
    • Computer Industry: US, Britain, Europe, Japan
    • Computer Ethics
    • Data Mining
    • Database Concurrency Control
    • E-commerce
    • Fuzzy Logic
    • Geographic Information System (GIS)
    • Integer Sequences
    • Legal Issues of the Internet
    • Lyons Electronic Office (LEO)
    • Markup Languages
    • Molecular Computing
    • Multi-agent Systems
    • Partial Evaluation
    • Redundant Array Inexpensive Dish (RAID)
    • Register Allocation
    • Scientific Visualization
    • Simula
    • Telerobotics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850328001
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
1664
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 11.32(h) x 2.51(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Editorial Board
  2. Contributors
  3. Preface
  4. Editors' Foreword
  5. Classification of Articles
  6. Trademarked Items
  7. Encyclopedia
    • Color pages
  8. Appendices
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms,
    • Mathematical Notation, Units of Measure
    • Numerical Tables (Powers of two, Numerical Constants)
    • Computer Science and Research Journals
    • Ph.D.-Granting Departments of Computer Science and Engineering
    • Key High-Level Languages
    • Glossary of Major Terms in Five Languages
    • Timeline of Significant Computing Milestones
  9. Name Index
  10. General Index

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