How Computers Work, 7th Edition / Edition 7

How Computers Work, 7th Edition / Edition 7

by Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs, Timothy Downs, Timothy Edward Downs
     
 

How Computers Work, 7th Edition, has been one of the bestselling computer books for the last 10 years. This four-color visual tutorial is a must-have for any computer user, from novice to expert. The rich graphics and intricate details about the inner workings of computers have been admired for years by consumers, instructors, professionals, and readers of allSee more details below

Overview

How Computers Work, 7th Edition, has been one of the bestselling computer books for the last 10 years. This four-color visual tutorial is a must-have for any computer user, from novice to expert. The rich graphics and intricate details about the inner workings of computers have been admired for years by consumers, instructors, professionals, and readers of all ages. To celebrate its 10th Anniversary Edition milestone, this latest release has a new lower price of $29.99. The 10th Anniversary Edition has also been completely updated with new coverage of: Wi-Fi, Viruses, Security, Photo Printers, Centrio notebooks, and many updates to existing technologies. A fresh cover and interior provide the reader with superior usability and it is the most aesthetically-pleasing edition yet!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789730336
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Boot-Up Process2
Ch. 1Getting to Know the Hardware10
Ch. 2How a Disk Boot Wakes Up Your PC20
Ch. 3How an Operating System Controls Hardware30
Pt. 2Microchips36
Ch. 4How Transistors Manipulate Data41
Ch. 5How RAM Works46
Ch. 6How a Microprocessor Works52
Pt. 3How Software Works64
Ch. 7How Programming Languages Work78
Ch. 8How Windows Works88
Ch. 9How Software Works100
Pt. 4Data Storage122
Ch. 10How a Computer's Long-Term Memory Works130
Ch. 11How Disk Drives Save Information142
Ch. 12How Disk Drives Increase Speed and Storage148
Ch. 13How Optical Storage Works156
Ch. 14How Removable Storage Works166
Pt. 5Input/Output Devices176
Ch. 15How Energy Turns into Data184
Ch. 16How Computer Ports Work194
Ch. 17How a Computer Display Works204
Ch. 18How a Keyboard Works212
Ch. 19How Pointing Devices Works216
Ch. 20How Game Controllers Work224
Ch. 21How Scanners and Digital Cameras Capture Images230
Ch. 22How Portable Computers Work240
Pt. 6Multimedia248
Ch. 23How Multimedia Sound Works254
Ch. 24How Multimedia Video Works264
Ch. 25How Virtual Reality Works268
Pt. 7How the Internet Works278
Ch. 26How Local Area Networks Work286
Ch. 27How the Internet Moves Data296
Ch. 28How Modems Connect Your PC to the Internet302
Ch. 29How Wireless Set PCs Free312
Ch. 30How Email, Chat, and Messaging Work320
Ch. 31How Internet Video and Audio Work330
Ch. 32How the World Wide Web Works336
Ch. 33How Internet Security Fights Off PC Invaders346
Pt. 8How Printers Work362
Ch. 34How Basic Printing Works368
Ch. 35How Color Printing Works378
Index390

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