A Glossary of Computing Terms
Addison-Wesley, 2002 - Computers - 379 pages
ReviewerAs Comments from Earlier Editions
"very highly recommended to all those whose activities bring them anywhere within spitting distance of computers." "Physics Bulletin"""
"A most useful work." "University Computing"""
"A thoroughly useful publication." "School Science Review"
"should be available in all schools and teritiary institutions teaching courses in computing or information technology." "Physics Education"
The world of computers is fast-moving and filled with jargon, so keeping up to date with the terminology involved can be a daunting task. The tenth edition of this well-established authoritative glossary assumes no previous computing knowledge and uses simple language and numerous illustrations to guide the reader.
The glossary explains over 3000 computing terms. Its unique structure links related terms together in such a way that the definitions are always placed in context to help understanding. The text is structured around four themes:
It includes over 40 detailed introductions to sections, illustrating how terms may be used in a written context and providing background information for each section.
A Glossary of Computing Terms" has been compiled by a working party of The British Computer SocietyAs Schools Committee and has provided a standardised interpretation of computing terms for use on Information Systems, Information Technology and Computing courses at GCSE level and upwards. It will also be a useful reference for any courses where computers are used, and will be invaluable for anyone needing a painless introduction to computer technology.
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