Computer Science

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 1996 - Computers - 512 pages
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'An excellent course text around which to base lectures.' 'Well structured, not too complicated, breaks down topics into easily assimilated components.' 'The most comprehensive around ...' Lecturers This highly popular text is used on a wide range of computing courses, including A Level, BTEC, City & Guilds, BCS and BSC. Information has been included on the Internet, RAD and Object Oriented methods. Some obsolete or peripheral material has been cut in order to keep the text to a manageable length.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Computers and Computer Science
1
Data Representation and Transmission
10
Number Bases
21
An Overview of Hardware and Software
25
Contents
36
Document Processing
44
Main Storage
55
Backing Storage
62
Boolean Algebra
271
Machine Logic
282
Formal Notations
300
Computer Arithmetic
315
Machine Logic
338
LowLevel Languages
351
The InputOutput Subsystem
360
Operating Systems
370

Workstations and Terminals
75
Output Devices
87
Data Capture and Data Entry
94
Human Computer Interfaces
108
GUIs and Multimedia
114
Computer Systems Architecture
127
Data Communications and Networks
142
Operations on Data
153
Program Structures
163
Data Structures
177
Program Design and Specification
204
Computer File Concepts
227
File Organisation and Access
232
File Processing
247
Spreadsheets
264
Software Types and Programming Languages
384
Translators
393
Database Architecture
403
Storage Retrieval and 4GLs
415
Development Frameworks
423
Development Methods
433
Implementation and Postimplementation
445
Project Management
452
Applications Areas
458
Answers to selftest questions
476
Details Ommitted from the Text for the Sake of Clarity
492
Coursework Projects and Study
499
Index
500
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About the author (1996)

Carl French is director of Facture International Ltd, a specialist consultancy and software company. He has worked in the financial sector of the computer industry for a number of years, where most recently he has played a leading role in the modernisation of IT systems and services. Prior to his work in the computer industry he was a Principal Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire, following several years experience on a wide variety of computer courses.

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