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Summary

Show your students with how exciting and engaging computer concepts can be with New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Ninth Edition. Its unique approach, paired with cutting-edge learning technology, transform learning concepts into a more approachable, hands-on experience that appeals to anyone, from the computer novice to computer savvy learners. Always keeping you up-to-date, the Ninth Edition provides the most current information on computers, software, the Internet, and emerging issues and technologies.

Table of Contents

ORIENTATION
Section A: Getting Started
4(8)
Computer Equipment
4(1)
How to Turn Your Computer On and Off
5(1)
Windows Basics
6(1)
Mouse Basics
7(1)
Keyboard Basics
8(1)
How to Start Software
9(1)
Window Controls
10(1)
Help
11(1)
QuickCheck A
11(1)
Section B: Documents, Browsers, and E-mail
12(6)
Creating Documents
12(2)
Internet and Web Basics
14(1)
How to Use a Web Browser and Search Engine
14(2)
Working with E-mail
16(1)
QuickCheck B
17(1)
Section C: Security and Privacy
18(8)
Securing your Computer and Data
18(1)
Avoiding Viruses
19(1)
Preventing Intrusions
20(1)
Blocking Spyware and Pop-up Ads
21(1)
Protecting E-commerce Transactions
22(1)
Avoiding E-mail Scams
23(2)
Protecting Your Privacy
25(1)
QuickCheck C
25(1)
Section D: BookOnCD
26(6)
BookOnCD Basics
26(2)
Multimedia and Computer-Scored Activities
28(1)
New Perspectives Labs
29(1)
Tracking Your Scores
30(1)
QuickCheck D
31(1)
Section E: NP9 Web Site
32
Web Site Resources
32(1)
Web Site Access
33(1)
Web Site Tour
34(1)
Student Edition Labs
35(1)
QuickCheck E
35
Computer, Internet, Web, and E-mail Basics
Section A: Computer Basics
4(10)
A Computer Is...
4(2)
Computer Categories
6(3)
Personal Computer Systems
9(2)
Data, Information, and Files
11(1)
Application Software and Operating System Basics
12(1)
QuickCheck A
13(1)
Section B: Internet Basics
14(10)
Internet Resources
14(3)
Internet Connections
17(2)
Internet Service Providers
19(2)
User IDs and Passwords
21(2)
QuickCheck B
23(1)
Section C: Web Basics
24(9)
The World Wide Web
24(2)
Browsers
26(3)
Search Engines
29(3)
QuickCheck C
32(1)
Section D: E-mail Basics
33(7)
E-mail Overview
33(2)
Netiquette
35(2)
Spam
37(1)
E-mail Technology
37(2)
QuickCheck D
39(1)
TechTalk: The Boot Process
40(4)
QuickCheck TechTalk
43(1)
Issue: E-mail Privacy
44(2)
Computers in Context: Marketing
46(2)
Labs
48(4)
Review Activities
52(7)
Interactive Summary
52(2)
Key Terms
54(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
55(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
55(1)
Projects
56(2)
Study Tips
58(1)
Review on the Web
59(3)
Computer Hardware
Section A: Data Representation and Digital Electronics
62(7)
Data Representation
62(3)
Quantifying Bits and Bytes
65(1)
Digital Electronics
66(2)
QuickCheck A
68(1)
Section B: Microprocessors and Memory
69(9)
Microprocessor Basics
69(1)
Microprocessor Performance Factors
70(2)
Today's Microprocessors
72(1)
Random Access Memory
73(2)
Read-Only Memory
75(1)
CMOS Memory
76(1)
Buying A Computer
77(1)
QuickCheck B
77(1)
Section C: Storage Devices
78(12)
Storage Basics
78(3)
Floppy Disk Technology
81(2)
Hard Disk Technology
83(2)
Tape Storage
85(1)
CD and DVD Technology
86(2)
Solid State Storage
88(1)
QuickCheck C
89(1)
Section D: Input and Output Devices
90(10)
Basic Input Devices
90(2)
Display Devices
92(2)
Printers
94(2)
Installing Peripheral Devices
96(3)
QuickCheck D
99(1)
TechTalk: How a Microprocessor Executes Instructions
100(4)
QuickCheck TechTalk
103(1)
Issue: Computers and the Environment
104(2)
Computers in Context: Military
106(2)
Labs
108(2)
Review Activities
110(7)
Interactive Summary
110(2)
Key Terms
112(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
113(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
113(1)
Projects
114(2)
Study Tips
116(1)
Review on the Web
117(3)
Computer Software
Section A: Software Basics
120(6)
Software: The Inside Story
120(2)
Programmers and Programming Languages
122(1)
How Software Works
123(1)
Application Software and System Software
124(1)
QuickCheck A
125(1)
Section B: Operating Systems and Utilities
126(11)
Operating System Overview
126(4)
Windows, Mac OS, UNIX, Linux, and DOS
130(4)
Handheld and Tablet Operating Systems
134(1)
Utilities
135(1)
QuickCheck B
136(1)
Section C: Application Software
137(19)
Document Production Software
137(5)
Spreadsheet Software
142(3)
``Number Crunching'' Software
145(1)
Database Software
146(3)
Graphics Software
149(2)
Music Software
151(1)
Video Editing and DVD Authoring Software
152(1)
Software Suites
152(1)
Educational and Reference Software
153(1)
Entertainment Software
154(1)
Business Software
155(1)
QuickCheck C
155(1)
Section D: Buying and Installing Software
156(9)
Buying Software
156(1)
Installation Basics
157(1)
Installing from Distribution Media
158(1)
Installing Downloaded Software
159(1)
Software Updates
160(1)
Uninstalling Software
161(1)
Software Copyrights and Licenses
162(2)
QuickCheck D
164(1)
TechTalk: The Windows Registry
165(3)
QuickCheck TechTalk
167(1)
Issue: Software Piracy
168(2)
Computers in Context: Journalism
170(2)
Labs
172(2)
Review Activities
174(7)
Interactive Summary
174(2)
Interactive Key Terms
176(1)
Software Key Terms
177(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
177(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
177(1)
Projects
178(2)
Study Tips
180(1)
Review on the Web
181(3)
File Management, Virus Protection, and Backup
Section A: File Basics
184(4)
File Names, Extensions, and Formats
184(2)
File Locations, Folders, and Paths
186(1)
File Sizes and Dates
187(1)
QuickCheck A
187(1)
Section B: File Management
188(10)
Application-based File Management
188(2)
File Management Utilities
190(1)
File Management Metaphors
191(1)
Windows Explorer
192(1)
File Management Tips
193(1)
Physical File Storage
194(3)
QuickCheck B
197(1)
Section C: Computer Viruses
198(10)
Viruses
198(1)
Trojan Horses
199(1)
Worms
200(2)
Bots
202(3)
Combating Malicious Code
205(1)
Virus Hoaxes
206(1)
QuickCheck C
207(1)
Section D: Data Backup
208(9)
Backup and Restore Procedures
208(3)
Backup Devices
211(2)
Network and Internet Backup
213(1)
Backup Software
213(2)
Boot and Recovery Disks
215(1)
QuickCheck D
216(1)
TechTalk: File Formats
217(5)
QuickCheck TechTalk
221(1)
Issue: Computer Crime
222(2)
Computers in Context: Law Enforcement
224(2)
Labs
226(2)
Review Activities
228(7)
Interactive Summary
228(2)
Key Terms
230(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
231(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
231(1)
Projects
232(2)
Study Tips
234(1)
Review on the Web
235(3)
Internet and LAN Technology
Section A: Network Building Blocks
238(11)
Network Advantages and Challenges
238(2)
Network Classifications
240(1)
Geographic Scope: Pans, NANs, Lans, Mans, and WANs
240(1)
Organizational Structure: Client/server and Peer-to-Peer
241(1)
Physical Topology
242(1)
Network Links
243(2)
Analog and Digital Signals
245(1)
Bandwidth
246(1)
Communications Protocols
246(2)
QuickCheck A
248(1)
Section B: Local Area Networks
249(9)
LAN standards
249(1)
Ethernet
250(2)
Wi-Fi
252(2)
HomePNA and HomePLC networks
254(1)
Installing a LAN
255(1)
Using a LAN
256(1)
QuickCheck B
257(1)
Section C: Internet Technology
258(8)
Background
258(1)
Internet Structure
259(1)
ISP Infrastructure
260(1)
Internet Protocols
261(1)
IP Addresses
262(1)
Domain Names
263(2)
QuickCheck C
265(1)
Section D: Internet Access
266(13)
Dial-up Connections
266(3)
Cable Internet Service
269(2)
DSL, ISDN, and Dedicated Lines
271(2)
Wireless Internet Services
273(1)
LAN Internet access
274(1)
Mobile Internet Access
275(3)
Internet Connection Roundup
278(1)
QuickCheck D
278(1)
TechTalk: Internet Access Security
279(3)
QuickCheck TechTalk
281(1)
Issue: Free Wi-Fi
282(2)
Computers in Context: Education
284(2)
Labs
286(2)
Review Activities
288(7)
Interactive Summary
288(2)
Key Terms
290(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
291(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
291(1)
Projects
292(2)
Study Tips
294(1)
Review on the Web
295(3)
Web Pages, Web Sites, and E-commerce
Section A: Web Technology
298(14)
The Web, the Net, and Hypertext
298(2)
HTML and XHTML
300(3)
Web Browsers
303(2)
Helper Applications, Plug-ins, and Players
305(1)
HTTP
306(1)
Web Servers
307(2)
Cookies
309(2)
QuickCheck A
311(1)
Section B: Basic Web Page Authoring
312(11)
Web Page Authoring Tools
312(2)
Basic Web Page Components
314(1)
Formats, Styles, and Style Sheets
315(1)
Web Page Graphics, Sound, and Animation
316(1)
Links, Buttons, and Hot Spots
317(2)
HTML Forms
319(1)
Tables and Frames
320(1)
Testing and Posting Web Pages
321(1)
QuickCheck B
322(1)
Section C: Web Page Extensions, Scripts, and Programs
323(8)
DHTML
323(1)
XML and XSL
324(1)
JavaScript and VBScript
325(1)
Java Applets
326(2)
ActiveX Controls
328(2)
QuickCheck C
330(1)
Section D: E-commerce
331(9)
E-commerce Basics
331(2)
Online Shopping
333(1)
Shopping Carts
334(1)
Transaction Privacy and Security
335(4)
QuickCheck D
339(1)
TechTalk: Encryption
340(4)
QuickCheck TechTalk
343(1)
Issue: Censorship on the Web
344(2)
Computers in Context: Fashion Industry
346(2)
Labs
348(2)
Review Activities
350(7)
Interactive Summary
350(2)
Key Terms
352(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
353(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
353(1)
Projects
354(2)
Study Tips
356(1)
Review on the Web
357(3)
Digital Media
Section A: Bitmap Graphics
360(11)
Bitmap Basics
360(1)
Scanners and Cameras
361(2)
Modifying Bitmap Graphics
363(1)
Image Resolution
363(3)
Color Depth and Palettes
366(3)
Bitmap Graphics Formats
369(1)
QuickCheck A
370(1)
Section B: Vector and 3-D Graphics
371(9)
Vector Graphics Basics
371(4)
Vector-to-Bitmap Conversion
375(1)
Vector Graphics on the Web
376(1)
3-D Graphics
377(2)
QuickCheck B
379(1)
Section C: Digital Video
380(12)
Digital Video Basics
380(1)
Producing Video Footage
381(1)
Video Transfer
382(3)
Video Editing
385(1)
Video Output
386(1)
Desktop, PDA, and Web Video
387(1)
DVD-Video
388(3)
QuickCheck C
391(1)
Section D: Digital Audio
392(8)
Waveform Audio
392(3)
Portable Audio Players
395(1)
MIDI Music
396(2)
Speech Recognition and Synthesis
398(1)
QuickCheck D
399(1)
TechTalk: Data Compression
400(6)
QuickCheck TechTalk
405(1)
Issue: Digital Rights Management
406(2)
Computers in Context: Film
408(2)
Labs
410(2)
Review Activities
412(7)
Interactive Summary
412(2)
Key Terms
414(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
415(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
415(1)
Projects
416(2)
Study Tips
418(1)
Review on the Web
419(3)
The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics
Section A: Computer History
422(11)
Manual Calculators
422(1)
Mechanical Calculators
423(2)
Computer Prototypes
425(2)
Generations of Computers
427(3)
Personal Computers
430(2)
QuickCheck A
432(1)
Section B: The Computer and IT Industries
433(13)
Industry Overview
433(3)
Economic Factors
436(2)
Product Development
438(2)
Market Share
440(2)
Marketing Channels
442(2)
Industry Regulation
444(1)
QuickCheck B
445(1)
Section C: Careers for Computer Professionals
446(13)
Jobs and Salaries
446(2)
Working Conditions
448(2)
Education
450(1)
Certification
451(2)
Job Hunting Basics
453(1)
Resumes and Web Portfolios
454(2)
Job Listings
456(2)
QuickCheck C
458(1)
Section D: Professional Ethics
459(11)
Ethics Basics
459(2)
IT Ethics
461(4)
Ethical Decision Making
465(3)
Whistleblowing
468(1)
QuickCheck D
469(1)
TechTalk: The Future of Computing
470(4)
QuickCheck TechTalk
473(1)
Issue: Offshoring
474(2)
Computers in Context: Travel
476(2)
Labs
478(2)
Review Activities
480(7)
Interactive Summary
480(2)
Key Terms
482(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
483(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
483(1)
Projects
484(2)
Study Tips
486(1)
Review on the Web
487(3)
Information Systems Analysis and Design
Section A: Information Systems
490(10)
Information Systems in Organizations
490(3)
Transaction Processing Systems
493(2)
Management Information Systems
495(1)
Decision Support Systems
496(2)
Expert Systems and Neural Networks
498(1)
QuickCheck A
499(1)
Section B: Systems Analysis
500(8)
System Development Life Cycle
500(1)
Planning Phase
501(1)
Project Justification
502(3)
Analysis Phase
505(1)
System Requirements
506(1)
QuickCheck B
507(1)
Section C: System Design
508(7)
Design Phase
508(3)
Evaluation and Selection
511(2)
Application Specifications
513(1)
QuickCheck C
514(1)
Section D: Implementation and Maintenance
515(7)
Implementation Phase
515(1)
Development and Testing
515(2)
Documentation and Training
517(1)
Conversion and Cutover
517(2)
Maintenance Phase
519(2)
QuickCheck D
521(1)
TechTalk: Documentation Tools
522(6)
Structured Documentation Tools
522(3)
Object-oriented Documentation Tools
525(2)
QuickCheck TechTalk
527(1)
Issue: Online Voting
528(2)
Computers in Context: Architecture and Construction
530(2)
Labs
532(2)
Review Activities
534(7)
Interactive Summary
534(2)
Key Terms
536(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
537(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
537(1)
Projects
538(2)
Study Tips
540(1)
Review on the Web
541(3)
Databases
Section A: File and Database Concepts
544(8)
Databases and Structured Files
544(1)
Fields
544(1)
Records
545(2)
Relationships and Cardinality
547(1)
Hierarchical, Network, Relational, and Object-oriented Databases
548(3)
QuickCheck A
551(1)
Section B: Data Management Tools
552(11)
Data Management Software
552(3)
Database Management Systems
555(2)
Databases and the Web
557(3)
XML Documents
560(2)
QuickCheck B
562(1)
Section C: Database Design
563(12)
Defining Fields
563(4)
Normalization
567(2)
Organizing Records
569(1)
Designing the Interface
570(2)
Designing Report Templates
572(2)
Loading Data
574(1)
QuickCheck C
574(1)
Section D: SQL
575(8)
SQL Basics
575(2)
Adding Records
577(1)
Searching for Information
578(2)
Updating Fields
580(1)
Joining Tables
581(1)
QuickCheck D
582(1)
TechTalk: Data Analysis
583(5)
QuickCheck TechTalk
587(1)
Issue: Privacy
588(2)
Computers in Context: Medicine
590(2)
Labs
592(2)
Review Activities
594(7)
Interactive Summary
594(2)
Key Terms
596(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
597(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
597(1)
Projects
598(2)
Study Tips
600(1)
Review on the Web
601(3)
Computer Programming
Section A: Programming Basics
604(13)
Computer Programming and Software Engineering
604(2)
Programming Languages and Paradigms
606(4)
Program Planning
610(1)
Program Coding
611(4)
Program Testing and Documentation
615(1)
QuickCheck A
616(1)
Section B: Procedural Programming
617(13)
Algorithms
617(3)
Expressing an Algorithm
620(3)
Sequence, Selection, and Repetition Controls
623(5)
Procedural Languages and Applications
628(1)
QuickCheck B
629(1)
Section C: Object-Oriented Programming
630(11)
Objects and Classes
630(2)
Inheritance
632(1)
Methods and Messages
633(4)
Object-oriented Program Structure
637(2)
Object-oriented Languages and Applications
639(1)
QuickCheck C
640(1)
Section D: Declarative Programming
641(12)
The Declarative Paradigm
641(1)
Prolog Facts
642(4)
Prolog Rules
646(3)
Input Capabilities
649(2)
Debugging with Trace
651(1)
Declarative Languages and Applications
651(1)
QuickCheck D
652(1)
TechTalk: Programming Tools
653(5)
QuickCheck TechTalk
657(1)
Issue: Human Factors
658(2)
Computers in Context: Agriculture
660(2)
Labs
662(2)
Review Activities
664(7)
Interactive Summary
664(2)
Key Terms
666(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
667(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
667(1)
Projects
668(2)
Study Tips
670(1)
Review on the Web
671(3)
Beyond Desktop Computing
Section A: Large-scale Computing
674(7)
Enterprise Computing
674(4)
High-Performance Computing
678(2)
QuickCheck A
680(1)
Section B: Components of Large-scale Computing Systems
681(13)
Enterprise Hardware
681(6)
HPC Hardware
687(3)
Enterprise Software
690(3)
QuickCheck B
693(1)
Section C: Enterprise and High-Performance Architecture
694(11)
Centralized Architecture
694(2)
Distributed Architecture
696(2)
Tiered Architecture
698(1)
Grid Architecture
699(3)
Clustering
702(2)
QuickCheck C
704(1)
Section D: Quality of Service
705(8)
Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
705(2)
Risk Management
707(3)
Data Centers
710(1)
Disaster Recovery Plans
711(1)
QuickCheck D
712(1)
TechTalk: Hierarchical Storage Management
713(3)
QuickCheck TechTalk
715(1)
Issue: Donated CPU Cycles
716(2)
Computers in Context: Banking
718(2)
Labs
720(2)
Review Activities
722(7)
Interactive Summary
722(2)
Key Terms
724(1)
Interactive Situation Questions
725(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
725(1)
Projects
726(2)
Study Tips
728(1)
Review on the Web
729(1)
Quickcheck Answers 730(4)
Credits 734(2)
Glossary 736(30)
Index 766


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