The Computer Continuum / Edition 2
This book introduces readers to the fundamental concepts in the fields of information systems and computer science by examining how technology works. It first establishes a theoretical foundation, then introduces applications that put the theory into practice. Computer Hardware Components: CPU, Memory, and I/O. Software. From Stonehenge to the Super Computer: Combining Software & Hardware. Operating Systems: The Genie in the Computer. Network Concepts and Communications. The Internet and the Web: Expanding the Global Community. Multimedia. Databases: Controlling the Information Deluge. Simulation: Modeling the Physical World. Artificial Intelligence and Modeling the Human State. Pushing the Envelope of Human Potential. Ethics, Electronic Spies and Privacy. For anyone interested in learning about computers.