Computer Science Illuminated (Google eBook)

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 10, 2010 - Computers - 646 pages
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Revised and updated with the latest information in the field, the Fourth Edition of Computer Science Illuminated continues to engage and enlighten students on the fundamental concepts and diverse capabilities of computing. Written by two of today’s most respected computer science educators, Nell Dale and John Lewis, the text provides a broad overview of the many aspects of the discipline from a generic view point. Separate program language chapters are available as bundle items for those instructors who would like to explore a particular programming language with their students. The many layers of computing are thoroughly explained beginning with the information layer, working through the hardware, programming, operating systems, application, and communication layers, and ending with a discussion on the limitations of computing. Perfect for introductory computing and computer science courses, the fourth edition's thorough presentation of computing systems provides computer science majors with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a comprehensive and complete introduction to computing.
  

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Contents

The Big Picture
3
Brief Contents
8
The Information Layer
32
Data Representation
53
The Hardware Layer
90
Computing Components
119
The Programming Layer
150
Pseudocode
151
File Systems and Directories
363
The Applications Layer
386
Artificial Intelligence
425
Applications
457
The Communications Layer
496
The World Wide Web
523
In Conclusion
548
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550

Problem Solving and Algorithms
195
Abstract Data Types and Subprograms
245
Languages
285
The Operating Systems Layer
332
Glossary
589
Endnotes
607
Index
613
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