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Students and instructors alike continue to praise the broad coverage and clear exposition thatComputer Science: An Overviewuses to present a complete picture of the dynamic computer science field. Accessible to students from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear uses a language-independent context to encourage the development of a practical, realistic understanding of the field.Introduction; Data Storage; Operating Systems; Networking and the Internet; Algorithms; Programming Languages; Software Engineering; Data Abstractions; Database Systems; Computer Graphics; Artificial Intelligence; Theory of Computation.For all readers interested in the basics of computer science.
Table of Contents
|The Role of Algorithms|
|The Origins of Computing Machines|
|The Science of Algorithms|
|An Outline of Our Study|
|Bits and Their Storage|
|Representing Information as Bit Patterns|
|The Binary System|
|Communicating with Other Devices|
|The History of Operating Systems|
|Operating System Architecture|
|Coordinating the Machine s Activities|
|Handling Competition Among Processes|
|Networking and the Internet|
|The World Wide Web|
|The Concept of an Algorithm|
|Efficiency and Correctness|
|Traditional Programming Concepts|
|Programming Concurrent Activities|
|The Software Engineering Discipline|
|The Software Life Cycle|
|Software Engineering Methodologies|
|Tools of the Trade|
|The Human-Machine Interface|
|Software Ownership and Liability|
|Basic Data Structures|
|Implementing Data Structures|
|A Short Case Study|
|Customized Data Types|
|Classes and Objects|
|Pointers in Machine Language|
|The Relational Model|
|Maintaining Database Integrity|
|Traditional File Structures|
|Social Impact of Database Technology|
|The Scope of Computer Graphics|
|Overview of 3D Graphics|
|Dealing with Global Lighting|
|Intelligence and Machines|
|Additional Areas of Research|
|Artificial Neural Networks|
|Considering the Consequences|
|Theory of Computation|
|Functions and Their Computation|
|Universal Programming Languages|
|A Noncomputable Function|
|Complexity of Problems|
|Circuits to Manipulate Two s Complement Representations|
|A Simple Machine Language|
|High-Level Programming Languages|
|The Equivalence of Iterative and Recursive Structures|
|Answers to Questions & Exercises|
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