Computing Fundamentals: Concepts
This successful book presents key computer concepts in a clear, easy-to-follow manner. Concise and inexpensive, this book covers technical topics not even mentioned in most other introductory texts. Concepts, 3rd Edition is an excellent complement to either a microcomputer applications course or an introductory programming language course. Additionally, it can be used as the primary text in a brief introduction to computers, or as a self-teaching guide.
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