Computers in Today's World

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Irwin, 1986 - Computers - 673 pages

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Contents

PARTI FUNDAMENTALS
3
Base Systems The Functional Approach The Strategic Information
5
THE EVOLUTION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS
33
A PREVIEW
59
The Central Processor and Memory Permanent Storage
72
The Computer Programmer The System Operator The Data Entry
80
HARDWARE
91
THE COMPUTERS
129
Structured Programming Structured Flowcharting Pseudocode Writing
302
The Personal Computer Connection Batch Processing Transaction
338
SYSTEMS
355
INFORMATION AND DATA BASE SYSTEMS
381
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
411
Personal Computers Minicomputers Small Computer Systems Medium
422
A COMPUTER FOR PEOPLE
431
PARTV CAREERS AND SOCIAL ISSUES
467

Going
148
CONVERSING WITH COMPUTERS
157
OUT TO THE WORLD
191
SOFTWARE
225
UNLOCKING
265
Developing Application Software Prototyping as a Programming
274
Charts Purchasing Application Software Software Performance
288
STRUCTURED DESIGN
297
CAREERS THE KNOWLEDGE WORKER AND
473
Operator Other Career Opportunities in Data Processing Finding the Right
492
THERE IS GOOD NEWS
501
MICROS MAINFRAMES AND YOU
527
FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC
557
GLOSSARY
637
INDEX
659
Copyright

About the author (1986)

Dr. Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. Dr. Stair is a well-respected member of several academic organizations, including Decision Sciences Institute.

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