9780130661883

Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrow's Technology (With CD-ROM)

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    9780130661883

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    0130661880

  • Edition: 5th
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

Integrated learning package taking advantage of three media types. Includes software for hands-on experimentation and interactive study materials. Softcover. CD-ROM included.

Table of Contents

Preface xviii
ReadMe
2(24)
Part 1 Approaching Computers
Hardware and Software Fundamentals
25(1)
Computer Currents: From Calculation to Connection
26(24)
Hardware Basics: Inside the Box
50(20)
Hardware Basics: Peripherals
70(30)
Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine
100(30)
Part 2 Using Computers
Essential Applications
129(1)
Revolution in Writing: From Word Processing to Paperless Publishing
130(26)
Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation
156(22)
Graphics, Hypermedia, and Multimedia
178(32)
Database Applications and Implications
210(32)
Part 3 Exploring with Computers
Networks and Gateways
241(1)
Networking and Telecommunication
242(22)
Inside the Internet and the Web
264(24)
From Internet to Information Infrastructure
288(22)
Part 4 Mastering Computers
Issues, Algorithms, and Intelligence
309(1)
Computer Security and Risks
310(28)
Systems Design and Development
338(30)
Is Artificial Intelligence Real?
368(26)
Part 5 Living with Computers
Information Age Implications
393(1)
Computers at Work
394(22)
Computers at School and Home
416(20)
Inventing the Future
436(29)
The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide
457(8)
Appendix: Correlation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 465(6)
Glossary 471(20)
Credits 491(4)
Index 495

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