Understanding Computing AS Level for AQA

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Nelson Thornes, 2004 - Computer science - 336 pages
This new student book is written by the author of the best-selling textbook Understanding Computer Science. Fully in line with the AQA AS Computing specification and thoroughly checked by an AQA examiner.
 

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Contents

Images sound and analogue data
9
Microprocessor fundamentals
14
Programming fundamentals 1 29
20
Programming fundamentals 2 37
20
Programming fundamentals 3 50
20
Communications basics 63
9-2
examination questions 82
9-11
Principles of Hardware Software and Applications 10 Applications and effects 87
9-11
Operating systems 150
44
Input and output devices 159
44
Primary and secondary storage devices 174
44
examination questions 186
48
Practical Systems DevelopmentThe Practical Exercise 19 Systems development and testing 191
48
A module 3 project the analysis phase 207
48
UKAB test data and implementation 218
48
The module 3 project write up 247
48

General purpose packages 101
9-11
Social economic and ethical consequences 110
22
Security integrity and management of data 127
27
Databases 136
29
A module 3 examination 262
48
Appendices Full answers to all endofchapter questions 268
48
Index 313
63
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