Talking with Computers: Explorations in the Science and Technology of Computing

Talking with Computers: Explorations in the Science and Technology of Computing

by Thomas Dean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521542049

ISBN-13: 9780521542043

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this series of essays, Dean (computer science, Brown U.) aims to show how computers and computers work and how aspects of computer science are connected through explanation and illustrative examples of code and syntax. The coverage is not comprehensive, but it is wide ranging, addressing digital logic, machine language, artificial intelligence, computational models…  See more details below

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In this series of essays, Dean (computer science, Brown U.) aims to show how computers and computers work and how aspects of computer science are connected through explanation and illustrative examples of code and syntax. The coverage is not comprehensive, but it is wide ranging, addressing digital logic, machine language, artificial intelligence, computational models, object-oriented programming, robots, algorithm analysis, and applications of evolutionary biology to computer science. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521542043
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Talking with Computers1
2The Shell Game22
3Keeping Track of Your Stuff41
4Don't Sweat the Syntax57
5Computational Muddles70
6Getting Oriented85
7Thanks for Sharing103
8You've Got (Junk) Email121
9Modern Architecture140
10Do Robots Sleep?162
11Under the Hood185
12Analyze this196
13Forest for the Trees213
14Searching the Wild Web237
15Darwin's Dangerous Algorithm257
16Ain't Nobody Here But US Machines271
Bibliography289
Index295

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