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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
 

ISBN-10: 0789730332

ISBN-13: 9780789730336

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Que

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

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

Introduction.

I. BOOT-UP PROCESS.

1. Getting to Know the Hardware.
2. How a Disk Boot Works.
3. How an Operating System Controls Hardware.

II. MICROCHIPS.

4. How a Transistor Works.
5. How RAM Works.
6. How a Microprocessor Works.

III. HOW SOFTWARE WORKS.

7. How Programming Languages Work.
8. How Windows Works.
9. How Software Applications Work.

IV. DATA STORAGE.

10. How Disk Storage Works.
11. How Disk Drives Work.
12. How Disk Drives Increase Speed and Storage.
13. How Optical Storage Works.
14. How Removable Storage Works.

V. INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICES.

15. How Energy Turns into Data.
16. How a Bus Works.
17. How Computer Ports Work.
18. How a Computer Display Works.
19. How a Keyboard Works.
20. How Pointing Devices Work.
21. How Game Controllers Work.
22. How a Modem Works.
23. How Light Input Works
24. How Portable Computers Work.

VI. MULTIMEDIA.

25. How Multimedia Sound Works.
26. How Multimedia Video Works.
27. How Virtual Reality Works.

VII. HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.

28. How Local Area Networks Work.
29. How a PC Connects to the Internet.
30. How Wireless Works.
31. How Email, Chat and Messaging Work.
32. How Internet Video and Audio Work.
33. How the World Wide Web Works.
34. How Internet Security Works.

VIII. HOW PRINTERS WORK.

35. How Basic Printing Works.
36. How Color Printing Works.
Index.

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