More New and Used
from Private Sellers
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
180 day subscription
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 10th edition with a publication date of 1/1/2009.
What is included with this book?
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
Tough Subject Solid Text September 9, 2010
I had to use this book for my CS101 course and it was so hard!! So much work for that class, but this book was supremely helpful and the eTextbook is so fitting for a computer science course.
Computer Science : An Overview: stars based on 1 user reviews.
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|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|