Computer Science Illuminated

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Computers - 636 pages
Thoroughly Revised And Updated, Computer Science Illuminated, Third Edition, Continues To Excite And Enlighten Students On The Dynamic And Diverse Field Of Computer Science. 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, Computer Science Illuminated, Third 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

Laying the Groundwork
2
The Big Picture
3
The Information Layer
32
Binary Values and Number Systems
33
Data Representation
53
The Hardware Layer
90
Gates and Circuits
91
Computing Components
119
FirstCome FirstServed Disk Scheduling
367
e The Applications Layer
376
Information Systems
377
Circular References
384
Artificial Intelligence
409
Artificial Intelligence
410
Simulation Graphics and Other Applications
441
The Communications Layer
480

3
120
The Programming Layer
146
Problem Solving and Algorithm Design
147
LowLevel Programming Languages
195
HighLevel Programming Languages
233
4
236
Abstract Data Types and Algorithms
279
s The Operating Systems Layer
322
Operating Systems
323
2
324
File Systems and Directories
353
File Systems
354
Directories
360
Networks
481
2
495
The World Wide Web
505
Basic HTML Formatting
513
XML
522
Thought Questions
529
e In Conclusion
530
Limitations of Computing
531
2
532
Glossary
571
Endnotes
599
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Born in Washington D.C. John Lewis is an actor who has played various roles in regional theater productions, independent films, and television shows. He has also written for the stage, creating and performing his one-man show "In the Ballpark." John has written several articles and essays published in such places as AssociatedContent.com and Themestream.com. He is also host of the Internet radio show "Sportscaster Chronicles." John lives in New York City with his wife and two children. Radio Master is his first book.

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