The glossary provides explanations for over 2400 computing terms. All aspects of computing are covered from programming languages to personnel, from architecture to applications, from storage to systems software. The text is structured around three themes: how computer systems are used, what computer systems are made up of, and how computer systems work. It includes over 40 essays as introductions to sections, which illustrate how terms may be used in a written context as well as provide background information for each section.
- now includes comprehensive coverage of the internet
- allows quick and easy reference
- guides the reader to other related terms where applicable
- includes a comprehensive index
- contains a list of common abbreviations and acronyms
- some current A-levels refer explicitly to the Glossary as a reference source for definitions of terms
A Glossary of Computing Terms has been compiled by a working party of The British Computer Society's Education Committee and provides a standardized interpretation of computing terms to use on Information Systems, Information Technology and Computing courses at GCSE level and upwards. It is also a useful reference source for any other courses where computers are used. For anyone requiring a simple painless introduction to computer technology this book will prove invaluable.
|Publisher:||Financial Times/Prentice Hall Books|
|Edition description:||7th ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
A: How Computer Systems Are Used.
Databases and Information Retrieval.
Graphics and Design.
Modelling and Simulation.
Numerical and Scientific Computing.
Computer Assisted Learning and Training.
Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.
Computer Abuse, Security and Related Law.
B: What Computer Systems Are Made Of.
Communications Devices and Control Devices.
C: How Computer Systems Work.
Management and Manipulation Of Data.
Programming (Flow of Execution).
Developing, Testing and Running Programs.
Numeric Data Representation.
Interfaces and Buses.
Truth Tables and Logic Gates.
Tables and figures.