New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Comprehensive / Edition 10

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Comprehensive / Edition 10

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by June Jamrich Parsons
     
 

ISBN-10: 1423906101

ISBN-13: 2901423906109

Pub. Date: 02/22/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Technology is ever-changing and the 10th Edition of New Perspectives on Computer Concepts will give your students the hands-on experience they need to stay on the leading edge of the evolution. Its unique approach integrates technology components to give students an interactive, engaging, and lasting learning experience.

New to this edition! Covers emerging trends

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Technology is ever-changing and the 10th Edition of New Perspectives on Computer Concepts will give your students the hands-on experience they need to stay on the leading edge of the evolution. Its unique approach integrates technology components to give students an interactive, engaging, and lasting learning experience.

New to this edition! Covers emerging trends and the latest technological advances, which provide students with up-to-date information on technology in the social and ethical context of the world around them. Features a new Security section in each chapter, which prepares students to think about how security relates to all aspects of computer concepts. Provides expanded, practical coverage of buying and installing hardware and software, an essential lesson for the student buyer. Try It activities in each chapter can be done in Windows Vista or XP.

Use technology to teach technology. The NP10 Integrated Learning Package is your students' ticket to computer concepts success. Engage your students with this best-selling book plus innovative BookOnCD, containing the book content, animations, simulations, and videos. Reinforce their knowledge with our interactive Web site.

For a deeper understanding of computer concepts, students can: Click InfoWeb links for in-depth coverage of a wide variety of computer topics. Reinforce key concepts and terms through Test Yourself and Online Game activities on the NP10 Web site. Prepare for exams by downloading MP3 audio CourseCast Overviews and Flashcards from the NP10 Web site. Tailor a study plan for each chapter using the Pre-Assessment and Interactive Review features on the BookOnCD.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901423906109
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/22/2007
Series:
Available Titles Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) - Office 2007 Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
808

Table of Contents


Computers and Digital Basics
All Things Digital     4
The Digital Revolution     4
Convergence     8
Digital Society     10
QuickCheck A     13
Digital Devices     14
Computer Basics     14
Personal Computers, Servers, Mainframes, and Supercomputers     16
PDAs, Portable Players, and Smart Phones     19
Microcontrollers     20
QuickCheck B     21
Digital Data Representation     22
Data Representation Basics     22
Representing Numbers, Text, and Pictures     23
Quantifying Bits and Bytes     26
Circuits and Chips     27
QuickCheck C     28
Digital Processing     29
Programs and Instruction Sets     29
Processor Logic     31
QuickCheck D     33
Password Security     34
Authentication Protocols     34
Password Hacks     36
Secure Passwords     38
QuickCheck E     41
Issue: Are You Being Tracked?     42
Computers in Context: Marketing     44
New Perspectives Labs     46
ReviewActivities     47
Key Terms     47
Interactive Summary     48
Interactive Situation Questions     50
Interactive Practice Tests     50
Study Tips and Concept Map     51
Projects     52
On the Web     53
Computer Hardware
Personal Computer Basics     56
Personal Computer Systems     56
Desktop and Portable Computers     58
Home, Media, Game, and Small Business Systems     60
Buying Computer System Components     62
QuickCheck A     66
Microprocessors and Memory     67
Microprocessor Basics     67
Today's Microprocessors     70
Random Access Memory     71
Read-Only Memory     73
EEPROM     74
QuickCheck B     75
Storage Devices     76
Storage Basics     76
Magnetic Disk and Tape Technology     78
CD and DVD Technology     81
Solid State Storage     84
Storage Wrapup     86
QuickCheck C     87
Input and Output Devices     88
Basic Input Devices     88
Display Devices      90
Printers     92
Installing Peripheral Devices     94
QuickCheck D     97
Hardware Security     98
Anti-Theft Devices     98
Surge Protection and Battery Backup     99
Basic Maintenance     101
Troubleshooting and Repair     103
QuickCheck E     105
Issue: Where Does All the e-Garbage Go?     106
Computers in Context: Military     108
New Perspectives Labs     110
Review Activities     111
Key Terms     111
Interactive Summary     112
Software Key Terms     178
Interactive Situation Questions     114
Interactive Practice Tests     114
Study Tips and Concept Map     115
Projects     116
On the Web     117
Computer Software
Software Basics     120
Software Categories     120
Application Software     121
Utility Software     122
Device Drivers     124
QuickCheck A     124
Popular Applications     125
Document Production Software     125
Spreadsheet Software      130
"Number Crunching" Software     133
Database Software     134
Graphics Software     137
Music Software     139
Video Editing and DVD Authoring Software     140
Educational and Reference Software     140
Entertainment Software     141
Business Software     142
QuickCheck B     142
Buying Software     143
Consumer Basics     143
Software Copyrights and Licenses     146
QuickCheck C     151
Installing Software and Upgrades     152
Installation Basics     152
Installing Local Applications     154
Installing Portable Software and Web Apps     158
Software Updates     159
Uninstalling Software     160
QuickCheck D     161
Security Software     162
Security Software Basics     162
Security Suites     166
Antivirus Modules     167
QuickCheck E     169
Issue: How Serious Is Software Piracy?     170
Computers in Context: Journalism     172
New Perspectives Labs     174
Review Activities      175
Key Terms     175
Interactive Summary     176
Software Key Terms     178
Interactive Situation Questions     178
Interactive Practice Tests     178
Study Tips and Concept Map     179
Projects     180
On the Web     181
Operating Systems and File Management
Operating System Basics     184
Operating System Activities     184
User Interfaces     189
The Boot Process     192
QuickCheck A     193
Today's Operating Systems     194
Microsoft Windows     194
Mac OS     197
UNIX and Linux     201
DOS     202
Handheld Operating Systems     202
QuickCheck B     203
File Basics     204
File Names and Extensions     204
File Directories and Folders     205
File Formats     207
QuickCheck C     211
File Management     212
Application-based File Management     212
File Management Utilities     214
File Management Metaphors     215
Windows Explorer     216
File Management Tips     217
Physical File Storage     218
QuickCheck D     221
Backup Security     222
Backup Basics     222
Data File Backup     224
System Backup     226
Boot and Recovery Disks     228
QuickCheck E     231
Issue: Cyberterrorists or Pranksters?     232
Computers in Context: Law Enforcement     234
New Perspectives Labs     236
Review Activities     237
Key Terms     237
Interactive Summary     238
Interactive Situation Questions     240
Interactive Practice Tests     240
Study Tips and Concept Map     241
Projects     242
On the Web     243
LANS And WLANS
Network Building Blocks     246
Network Classifications     246
LAN Standards     247
Network Devices     248
Clients, Servers, and Peers     249
Physical Topology     250
Network Links     251
Communications Protocols     252
QuickCheck A     255
Wired Networks     256
Wired Network Basics      256
HomePNA and Powerline Networks     257
Ethernet     258
Ethernet Equipment     260
Ethernet Setup     262
QuickCheck B     264
Wireless Networks     265
Wireless Basics     265
Bluetooth     267
Wi-Fi     268
Wi-Fi Equipment     268
Wi-Fi Setup     270
QuickCheck C     273
Using LANs     274
LAN Advantages and Challenges     274
Sharing Files     276
Sharing Printers     278
LAN Parties     280
QuickCheck D     281
Security Through Encryption     282
Wi-Fi Security     282
Encryption     285
QuickCheck E     287
Issue: Who's Stealing My Signals?     288
Computers in Context: Education     290
New Perspectives Labs     292
Review Activities     293
Key Terms     293
Interactive Summary     294
Interactive Situation Questions     296
Interactive Practice Tests     296
Study Tips and Concept Map     297
Projects      298
On the Web     299
The Internet
Internet Technology     302
Background     302
Internet Infrastructure     303
Internet Protocols, Addresses, and Domains     305
Connection Speed     309
QuickCheck A     311
Fixed Internet Access     312
Dial-up Connections     312
DSL, ISDN, and Dedicated Lines     314
Cable Internet Service     316
Satellite Internet Service     318
Fixed Wireless Service     320
Fixed Internet Connection Roundup     321
QuickCheck B     321
Portable and Mobile Internet Access     322
Internet to Go     322
Wi-Fi Hotspots     323
Portable and Mobile WIMAX     324
Portable Satellite Service     325
Cellular Data Services     326
QuickCheck C     329
Internet Services     330
Real-Time Messaging     330
Voice Over IP     332
Grid Computing     334
FTP     336
File Sharing     337
QuickCheck D     339
Internet Security     340
Intrusion Attempts     340
Securing Ports     342
Routers and NAT     343
Virtual Private Networks     345
QuickCheck E     345
Issue: What's Happening to Free Speech?     346
Computers in Context: Banking     348
New Perspectives Labs     350
Review Activities     351
Key Terms     351
Interactive Summary     352
Interactive Situation Questions     354
Interactive Practice Tests     354
Study Tips and Concept Map     355
Projects     356
On the Web     357
The Web and E-Mail
Web Technology     360
Web Basics     360
HTML     362
HTTP     364
Web Browsers     365
Cookies     368
Web Page Authoring     369
HTML Scripts     371
QuickCheck A     373
Search Engines     374
Search Engine Basics     374
Formulating Searches     378
Citing Web-based Source Material     382
QuickCheck B     383
E-commerce     384
E-commerce Basics      384
Online Shopping     386
Online Auctions     388
Online Payment     389
QuickCheck C     391
E-mail     392
E-mail Overview     392
Netiquette     396
E-mail Technology     397
QuickCheck D     399
Web and E-mail Security     400
Cookie Exploits     400
Fake Sites     403
Spam     405
Phishing     406
QuickCheck E     407
Issue: Who's Reading Your E-mail?     408
Computers in Context: Fashion Industry     410
New Perspectives Labs     412
Review Activities     413
Key Terms     413
Interactive Summary     414
Interactive Situation Questions     416
Interactive Practice Tests     416
Study Tips and Concept Map     417
Projects     418
On the Web     419
Digital Media
Digital Sound     422
Digital Audio Basics     422
Portable Audio Players     425
MIDI Music     426
Speech Recognition and Synthesis     428
QuickCheck A      429
Bitmap Graphics     430
Bitmap Basics     430
Scanners and Cameras     431
Image Resolution     433
Color Depth and Palettes     436
Image Compression     439
Bitmap Graphics Formats     442
QuickCheck B     443
Vector and 3-D Graphics     444
Vector Graphics Basics     444
Vector-to-Bitmap Conversion     447
Vector Graphics on the Web     448
3-D Graphics     449
QuickCheck C     451
Digital Video     452
Digital Video Basics     452
Producing Video Footage     453
Video Transfer     454
Video Editing     456
Video Output     457
Desktop, PDA, and Web Video     459
DVD-Video     460
QuickCheck D     463
Digital Rights Management     464
DRM Basics     464
Signal Scrambling and Digital Watermarks     465
CD Copy Protection     466
DVD DRM     467
DRM for Digital Downloads     469
QuickCheck E     471
Issue: What Happened to Fair Use?      472
Computers in Context: Film     474
New Perspectives Labs     476
Review Activities     477
Key Terms     477
Interactive Summary     478
Interactive Situation Questions     480
Interactive Practice Tests     480
Study Tips and Concept Map     481
Projects     482
On the Web     483
The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics
Computer History     486
Manual Calculators     486
Mechanical Calculators     487
Computer Prototypes     489
Generations of Computers     491
Personal Computers     494
QuickCheck A     496
The Computer and IT Industries     497
Industry Overview     497
Economic Factors     500
Product Development     502
Market Share     504
Marketing Channels     505
Industry Regulation     508
QuickCheck B     509
Careers for Computer Professionals     510
Jobs and Salaries     510
Education and Certification     514
Job Hunting Basics     517
Resumes and Web Portfolios     518
Job Listings     520
QuickCheck C     522
Professional Ethics     523
Ethics Basics     523
IT Ethics     525
Ethical Decision Making     529
Whistleblowing     532
QuickCheck D     533
Work Area Safety and Ergonomics     534
Radiation Risks     534
Repetitive Stress Injuries     536
Eye Strain     538
Back Pain     540
Sedentary Lifestyle     540
QuickCheck E     541
Issue: Are Tech Jobs Heading Offshore?     542
Computers in Context: Travel     544
New Perspectives Labs     546
Review Activities     547
Key Terms     547
Interactive Summary     548
Interactive Situation Questions     550
Interactive Practice Tests     550
Study Tips and Concept Map     551
Projects     552
On the Web     553
Information Systems Analysis and Design
Information Systems     555
Information Systems in Organizations     556
Transaction Processing Systems     559
Management Information Systems     561
Decision Support Systems     562
Expert Systems and Neural Networks     564
QuickCheck A     565
Systems Analysis     566
System Development Life Cycle     566
Planning Phase     567
Analysis Phase     571
Documentation Tools     572
QuickCheck B     575
System Design     576
Design Phase     576
Evaluation and Selection     579
Application Specifications     581
QuickCheck C     582
Implementation and Maintenance     583
Implementation Phase     583
Development and Testing     583
Documentation and Training     585
Conversion and Cutover     585
Maintenance Phase     587
QuickCheck D     589
Corporate Data Security     590
Information System Data Vulnerabilities     590
Information System Data Security     592
Corporate Identity Theft     594
QuickCheck E     595
Issue: What's Wrong with Online Voting?     596
Computers in Context: Architecture and Construction     598
New Perspectives Labs     600
Review Activities     601
Key Terms     601
Interactive Summary     602
Interactive Situation Questions     604
Interactive Practice Tests     604
Study Tips and Concept Map     605
Projects     606
On the Web     607
Databases
File and Database Concepts     610
Database Basics     610
Database Models     614
QuickCheck A     621
Data Management Tools     622
Data Management Software     622
Database Management Systems     625
Databases and the Web     627
XML     630
QuickCheck B     632
Database Design     633
Defining Fields     633
Normalization     637
Organizing Records     639
Designing the Interface     640
Designing Report Templates     642
Loading Data     644
QuickCheck C     644
SQL     645
SQL Basics     645
Adding Records     647
Searching for Information     648
Updating Fields      650
Joining Tables     651
QuickCheck D     652
Database Security     653
Database Vulnerabilities     653
Database Security Measures     654
Database Security Regulations     656
What Individuals Can Do     658
QuickCheck E     659
Issue: Do You Want a National ID Card?     660
Computers in Context: Medicine     662
New Perspectives Labs     664
Review Activities     665
Key Terms     665
Interactive Summary     666
Interactive Situation Questions     668
Interactive Practice Tests     668
Study Tips and Concept Map     669
Projects     670
On the Web     671
Computer Programming
Programming Basics     674
Computer Programming and Software Engineering     674
Programming Languages and Paradigms     676
Program Planning     680
Program Coding     682
Program Testing and Documentation     685
QuickCheck A     688
Procedural Programming     689
Algorithms     689
Expressing an Algorithm      692
Sequence, Selection, and Repetition Controls     695
Procedural Languages and Applications     700
QuickCheck B     701
Object-Oriented Programming     702
Objects and Classes     702
Inheritance     704
Methods and Messages     705
Object-Oriented Program Structure     709
Object-Oriented Languages and Applications     711
QuickCheck C     712
Declarative Programming     712
The Declarative Paradigm     713
Prolog Facts     714
Prolog Rules     718
Input Capabilities     720
Declarative Languages and Applications     722
QuickCheck D     722
Secure Programming     723
Black Hat Exploits     723
Secure Software Development     725
Mitigation     728
QuickCheck E     729
Issue: Who's Minding the Asylum?     730
Computers in Context: Agriculture     732
New Perspectives Labs     734
Review Activities     735
Key Terms     735
Interactive Summary     736
Interactive Situation Questions      738
Interactive Practice Tests     738
Study Tips and Concept Map     739
Projects     740
On the Web     741
Quickcheck Answers     742
Credits     746
Glossary     748
Index     778

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