9780130778383

Computer Confluence, Standard Edition with CD

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130778383

  • ISBN10:

    0130778389

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For introductory courses in computer concepts or computer literacy often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Integrates three information sources an illustrated textbook, a multimedia CD, and a Companion Website with a lively writing style to explore the promises and challenges of information technology, its effect on businesses, people, society, and the future.

Table of Contents

Standard Edition Read Me.

I. APPROACHING COMPUTERS: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FUNDAMENTALS.

Taking the Plunge.
1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Connection.
2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box.
3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals.
4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine.

II. USING COMPUTERS: ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS.

5. Revolution in Writing: From Word Processing to Paperless Publishing.
6. Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation.
7. Graphics, Hypermedia, and Multimedia.
8. Database Applications and Implications.

III. EXPLORING WITH COMPUTERS: NETWORKS AND GATEWAYS.

9. Networking and Telecommunication.
10. Inside the Internet and the Web.
11. From Internet to Information Infrastructure.

IV. MASTERING COMPUTERS: ISSUES, ALGORITHMS, AND INTELLIGENCE.

12. Computer Security and Risks.
13. Systems Design and Development.
14. Is Artificial Intelligence Real?

V. LIVING WITH COMPUTERS: INFORMATION AGE IMPLICATIONS.

15. Computers at Work.
16. Computers at School and Home.
17. Inventing the Future.
The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Credits.
Index.

Concise Edition Read Me.
1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Connection.
2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box.
3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals.
4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine.
5. Computer Applications: Software Tools.
6. Networking and Telecommunication.
7. From Internet to Information Infrastructure.
8. Computer Security and Risks.
9. Information Age Issues: Inventing the Future.
Correlation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide.
Glossary.

IT Edition Read Me.
Taking the Plunge.

I. APPROACHING COMPUTERS: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FUNDAMENTALS.

1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Communication.
2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box.
3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals.
4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine.

II. USING COMPUTERS: ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS.

5. Revolution in Writing: From Word Processing to Paperless Publishing.
6. Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation.
7. Graphics, Hypermedia and Multimedia.
8. Database Applications and Implications.

III. EXPLORING WITH COMPUTERS: NETWORKS AND GATEWAYS.

9. Networking and Telecommunication.
10. Inside the Internet and the Web.
11. From Internet to Information Infrastructure.
12. Computer Security and Risks.

IV. MANAGING COMPUTERS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AT WORK.

13. Systems and Organizations in the Information Age.
14. Information Technology in Management.
15. Electronic Commerce and E-Business.
16. Systems Design and Development.

V. LIVING WITH COMPUTERS: INFORMATION AGE IMPLICATIONS.

17. Computers at Work, School, and Home.
18. Inventing the Future.
The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide.
Appendix: Correlation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Glossary.

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