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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.
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