Concepts in Computing

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Computers - 265 pages
Concepts in Computing provides a clear, concise introduction to the fundamentals of computer science. The author generates excitement, curiosity, and enthusiasm in students and leaves them with a desire to learn more about the fascinating world of computing. The text identifies the important relationship between computing and the disciplines of engineering and mathematics. It focuses on the three important areas of Software/Programming/Design, Computer Systems/Architecture, and Theoretical Foundations. It is clear that students learn faster, and retain and integrate knowledge more efficiently, if they see how each subject area connects with, and is interdependent upon others. Concepts in Computing sets a solid foundation for introductory students and is a useful companion to those entering introductory programming courses.
 

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Contents

Computer Science
3
Computers
24
CHAPTER 2
31
Programming
51
CHAPTER 4
60
Foundations of Digital Electronic
73
SOFTWARE AND PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
85
Elementary Data Structures
99
ADVANCED COMPUTING CONCEPTS
167
CHAPTER 13
179
Parallel Computation
189
Computing Security
203
Applying Computing
209
Ethics
217
APPENDIX A Computer Number Systems
223
APPENDIX B Boolean Algebra
237

Complexity and Algorithm Analysis
117
COMPUTER SYSTEMS CONCEPTS
123
Cache
139
Language Translation
149
Gates and Simple Devices
245
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251
Photograph Credits
265
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