Understanding Computers: Today & Tomorrow, Comprehensive 2007 Update Edition / Edition 11

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Overview

Give your students a classic, well-rounded introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its readability and breadth of topics covered, Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow will ensure that students have the comprehensive, current knowledge of computer concepts and issues needed to succeed in our technocentric society. This Enhanced Edition contains a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter update section on the latest information on computer products, trends, and issues, as well as a special "Microsoft Vista and You" feature for an up-close look at Microsoft's new operating system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423906360
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/11/2007
  • Series: New Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Morley has authored more than ten popular computer textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW and COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. Professor Morley earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. Today she offers more than ten years of experience teaching at the college level.

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Table of Contents

Module 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction to the World of Computers Module 2: Hardware Chapter 2: The System Unit: Processing and Memory Chapter 3: Storage Chapter 4: Input and Output Module 3: Software Chapter 5: System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Chapter 6: Application Software Module 4: Networks and the Internet Chapter 7: Computer Networks Chapter 8: The Internet and World Wide Web Chapter 9: Network and Internet Security Module 5: Web Applications Chapter 10: Multimedia and the Web Chapter 11: E-Commerce Module 6: Systems Chapter 12: Information Systems and System Development Chapter 13: Program Development and Programming Languages Chapter 14: Databases and Database Management Systems Module 7: Computers and Society Chapter 15: Computer Security and Privacy Chapter 16: Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment 2007 Update

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