The Computer Continuum / Edition 2

The Computer Continuum / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0130898139
ISBN-13:
9780130898135
Pub. Date:
12/18/2000
Publisher:
Pearson Education

Paperback - Rent for

Select a Purchase Option (Older Edition)
  • purchase options

Temporarily Out of Stock Online


Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130898135
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/18/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 489
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Preliminaries: Where We're Going
2(1)
Computers: A First Look
2(24)
Part I Building Blocks: How Computers Work 26(202)
Metamorphosis of Information
26(38)
Computer Hardware Components: CPU, Memory, and I/O
64(36)
Computer Languages, Algorithms, and Program Development
100(32)
Hardware and Software: Putting It Together
132(32)
Operating Systems: The Genie in the Computer
164(34)
Network Concepts and Communications
198(30)
Part II Foundations: Applying the Concepts 228(142)
The Internet and the Web: Worldwide Transformation
228(38)
Multimedia
266(38)
Databases: Controlling the Information Deluge
304(32)
Simulation: Modeling the Physical World
336(34)
Part III Empowerment: Extending Our Limits 370(89)
Artificial Intelligence and Modeling the Human State
370(36)
Pushing the Envelope of Human Potential
406(22)
Ethics, Electronic Spies, and Privacy
428(31)
Selected Solutions 459(5)
Glossary of Terms 464(10)
Figure Credits 474(4)
Index 478

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews