The Computer Continuum

The Computer Continuum

ISBN-10:
1580760597
ISBN-13:
9781580760591
Pub. Date:
08/06/1998
Publisher:
Pearson Education

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ISBN-13: 9781580760591
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 08/06/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 479
Product dimensions: 8.55(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

I. PRELIMINARIES: WHERE WE'RE GOING.

1. Computers: A First Look.

II. BUILDING BLOCKS: HOW COMPUTERS WORK.

2. Metamorphosis of Information.
3. From Stonehenge to the Supercomputer.
4. Operating Systems: The Genie in the Computer.
5. Computer Languages: Empowering Algorithms.
6. Networks: Everything is Connected.

III. FOUNDATIONS: APPLYING THE CONCEPTS.

7. The Internet: Communicating with the World.
8. The World Wide Web: Expanding the Global Community.
9. Databases: Controlling the Information Deluge.
10. Visual Communication: Gateway to the Brain.
11. Audio Communication Comes of Age.
12. Simulation: Modeling the Physical World.

IV. EMPOWERMENT: EXTENDING OUR LIMITS.

13. Artificial Intelligence and Modeling the Human State.
14. Pushing the Envelope of Human Potential.
15. Ethics, Electronic Spies, and Privacy.

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16. Tools for Living.

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