Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrows Technology / Edition 2

Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrows Technology / Edition 2

by George Beekman
ISBN-10:
0805324666
ISBN-13:
9780805324662
Pub. Date:
11/28/1996
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley

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Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrows Technology / Edition 2

Computer Confluence is more than a textbook; it's the confluence of three information sources:an illustrated textbook, a multimedia cd-rom, and a World Wide Web site on the internet. This integrated learning package takes advantage of the unique strengths of the three media types.

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ISBN-13: 9780805324662
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 11/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 8.53(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

I. APPROACHING COMPUTERS: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FUNDAMENTALS.

1. Computers in Context.
2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box.
3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals.
4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine.

II. USING COMPUTERS: ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS.

5. Working with Words.
6. Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation.
7. Graphics, Hypermedia, and Multimedia.
8. Database Applications and Implications.

III. EXPLORING WITH COMPUTERS: NETWORKS AND GATEWAYS.

9. Networking and Telecommunication.
10. From Internet to Information Superhighway.

IV. MASTERING COMPUTERS: FROM ALGORITHMS TO INTELLIGENCE.

11. Computer Security and Risks.
12. Systems Design and Development.
13. Is Artificial Intelligence Real?

V. WORKING WITH COMPUTERS: INFORMATION AGE IMPLICATIONS.

14. Computers at Work.
15. Computers at School and at Home.
16. Inventing the Future.
The Concise Computer Buyer's Guide.
Glossary.

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