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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Comprehensive

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9781423906100

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1423906101
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2/22/2007
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Summary

Technology is ever-changing and the 10th Edition of New Perspectives on Computer Concepts will give your students the hands-on experience they need to stay on the leading edge of the evolution. Its unique approach integrates technology components to give students an interactive, engaging, and lasting learning experience.

Table of Contents

Computers and Digital Basics
All Things Digitalp. 4
The Digital Revolutionp. 4
Convergencep. 8
Digital Societyp. 10
QuickCheck Ap. 13
Digital Devicesp. 14
Computer Basicsp. 14
Personal Computers, Servers, Mainframes, and Supercomputersp. 16
PDAs, Portable Players, and Smart Phonesp. 19
Microcontrollersp. 20
QuickCheck Bp. 21
Digital Data Representationp. 22
Data Representation Basicsp. 22
Representing Numbers, Text, and Picturesp. 23
Quantifying Bits and Bytesp. 26
Circuits and Chipsp. 27
QuickCheck Cp. 28
Digital Processingp. 29
Programs and Instruction Setsp. 29
Processor Logicp. 31
QuickCheck Dp. 33
Password Securityp. 34
Authentication Protocolsp. 34
Password Hacksp. 36
Secure Passwordsp. 38
QuickCheck Ep. 41
Issue: Are You Being Tracked?p. 42
Computers in Context: Marketingp. 44
New Perspectives Labsp. 46
Review Activitiesp. 47
Key Termsp. 47
Interactive Summaryp. 48
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 50
Interactive Practice Testsp. 50
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 51
Projectsp. 52
On the Webp. 53
Computer Hardware
Personal Computer Basicsp. 56
Personal Computer Systemsp. 56
Desktop and Portable Computersp. 58
Home, Media, Game, and Small Business Systemsp. 60
Buying Computer System Componentsp. 62
QuickCheck Ap. 66
Microprocessors and Memoryp. 67
Microprocessor Basicsp. 67
Today's Microprocessorsp. 70
Random Access Memoryp. 71
Read-Only Memoryp. 73
EEPROMp. 74
QuickCheck Bp. 75
Storage Devicesp. 76
Storage Basicsp. 76
Magnetic Disk and Tape Technologyp. 78
CD and DVD Technologyp. 81
Solid State Storagep. 84
Storage Wrapupp. 86
QuickCheck Cp. 87
Input and Output Devicesp. 88
Basic Input Devicesp. 88
Display Devicesp. 90
Printersp. 92
Installing Peripheral Devicesp. 94
QuickCheck Dp. 97
Hardware Securityp. 98
Anti-Theft Devicesp. 98
Surge Protection and Battery Backupp. 99
Basic Maintenancep. 101
Troubleshooting and Repairp. 103
QuickCheck Ep. 105
Issue: Where Does All the e-Garbage Go?p. 106
Computers in Context: Militaryp. 108
New Perspectives Labsp. 110
Review Activitiesp. 111
Key Termsp. 111
Interactive Summaryp. 112
Software Key Termsp. 178
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 114
Interactive Practice Testsp. 114
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 115
Projectsp. 116
On the Webp. 117
Computer Software
Software Basicsp. 120
Software Categoriesp. 120
Application Softwarep. 121
Utility Softwarep. 122
Device Driversp. 124
QuickCheck Ap. 124
Popular Applicationsp. 125
Document Production Softwarep. 125
Spreadsheet Softwarep. 130
"Number Crunching" Softwarep. 133
Database Softwarep. 134
Graphics Softwarep. 137
Music Softwarep. 139
Video Editing and DVD Authoring Softwarep. 140
Educational and Reference Softwarep. 140
Entertainment Softwarep. 141
Business Softwarep. 142
QuickCheck Bp. 142
Buying Softwarep. 143
Consumer Basicsp. 143
Software Copyrights and Licensesp. 146
QuickCheck Cp. 151
Installing Software and Upgradesp. 152
Installation Basicsp. 152
Installing Local Applicationsp. 154
Installing Portable Software and Web Appsp. 158
Software Updatesp. 159
Uninstalling Softwarep. 160
QuickCheck Dp. 161
Security Softwarep. 162
Security Software Basicsp. 162
Security Suitesp. 166
Antivirus Modulesp. 167
QuickCheck Ep. 169
Issue: How Serious Is Software Piracy?p. 170
Computers in Context: Journalismp. 172
New Perspectives Labsp. 174
Review Activitiesp. 175
Key Termsp. 175
Interactive Summaryp. 176
Software Key Termsp. 178
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 178
Interactive Practice Testsp. 178
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 179
Projectsp. 180
On the Webp. 181
Operating Systems and File Management
Operating System Basicsp. 184
Operating System Activitiesp. 184
User Interfacesp. 189
The Boot Processp. 192
QuickCheck Ap. 193
Today's Operating Systemsp. 194
Microsoft Windowsp. 194
Mac OSp. 197
UNIX and Linuxp. 201
DOSp. 202
Handheld Operating Systemsp. 202
QuickCheck Bp. 203
File Basicsp. 204
File Names and Extensionsp. 204
File Directories and Foldersp. 205
File Formatsp. 207
QuickCheck Cp. 211
File Managementp. 212
Application-based File Managementp. 212
File Management Utilitiesp. 214
File Management Metaphorsp. 215
Windows Explorerp. 216
File Management Tipsp. 217
Physical File Storagep. 218
QuickCheck Dp. 221
Backup Securityp. 222
Backup Basicsp. 222
Data File Backupp. 224
System Backupp. 226
Boot and Recovery Disksp. 228
QuickCheck Ep. 231
Issue: Cyberterrorists or Pranksters?p. 232
Computers in Context: Law Enforcementp. 234
New Perspectives Labsp. 236
Review Activitiesp. 237
Key Termsp. 237
Interactive Summaryp. 238
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 240
Interactive Practice Testsp. 240
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 241
Projectsp. 242
On the Webp. 243
LANS And WLANS
Network Building Blocksp. 246
Network Classificationsp. 246
LAN Standardsp. 247
Network Devicesp. 248
Clients, Servers, and Peersp. 249
Physical Topologyp. 250
Network Linksp. 251
Communications Protocolsp. 252
QuickCheck Ap. 255
Wired Networksp. 256
Wired Network Basicsp. 256
HomePNA and Powerline Networksp. 257
Ethernetp. 258
Ethernet Equipmentp. 260
Ethernet Setupp. 262
QuickCheck Bp. 264
Wireless Networksp. 265
Wireless Basicsp. 265
Bluetoothp. 267
Wi-Fip. 268
Wi-Fi Equipmentp. 268
Wi-Fi Setupp. 270
QuickCheck Cp. 273
Using LANsp. 274
LAN Advantages and Challengesp. 274
Sharing Filesp. 276
Sharing Printersp. 278
LAN Partiesp. 280
QuickCheck Dp. 281
Security Through Encryptionp. 282
Wi-Fi Securityp. 282
Encryptionp. 285
QuickCheck Ep. 287
Issue: Who's Stealing My Signals?p. 288
Computers in Context: Educationp. 290
New Perspectives Labsp. 292
Review Activitiesp. 293
Key Termsp. 293
Interactive Summaryp. 294
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 296
Interactive Practice Testsp. 296
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 297
Projectsp. 298
On the Webp. 299
The Internet
Internet Technologyp. 302
Backgroundp. 302
Internet Infrastructurep. 303
Internet Protocols, Addresses, and Domainsp. 305
Connection Speedp. 309
QuickCheck Ap. 311
Fixed Internet Accessp. 312
Dial-up Connectionsp. 312
DSL, ISDN, and Dedicated Linesp. 314
Cable Internet Servicep. 316
Satellite Internet Servicep. 318
Fixed Wireless Servicep. 320
Fixed Internet Connection Roundupp. 321
QuickCheck Bp. 321
Portable and Mobile Internet Accessp. 322
Internet to Gop. 322
Wi-Fi Hotspotsp. 323
Portable and Mobile WIMAXp. 324
Portable Satellite Servicep. 325
Cellular Data Servicesp. 326
QuickCheck Cp. 329
Internet Servicesp. 330
Real-Time Messagingp. 330
Voice Over IPp. 332
Grid Computingp. 334
FTPp. 336
File Sharingp. 337
QuickCheck Dp. 339
Internet Securityp. 340
Intrusion Attemptsp. 340
Securing Portsp. 342
Routers and NATp. 343
Virtual Private Networksp. 345
QuickCheck Ep. 345
Issue: What's Happening to Free Speech?p. 346
Computers in Context: Bankingp. 348
New Perspectives Labsp. 350
Review Activitiesp. 351
Key Termsp. 351
Interactive Summaryp. 352
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 354
Interactive Practice Testsp. 354
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 355
Projectsp. 356
On the Webp. 357
The Web and E-Mail
Web Technologyp. 360
Web Basicsp. 360
HTMLp. 362
HTTPp. 364
Web Browsersp. 365
Cookiesp. 368
Web Page Authoringp. 369
HTML Scriptsp. 371
QuickCheck Ap. 373
Search Enginesp. 374
Search Engine Basicsp. 374
Formulating Searchesp. 378
Citing Web-based Source Materialp. 382
QuickCheck Bp. 383
E-commercep. 384
E-commerce Basicsp. 384
Online Shoppingp. 386
Online Auctionsp. 388
Online Paymentp. 389
QuickCheck Cp. 391
E-mailp. 392
E-mail Overviewp. 392
Netiquettep. 396
E-mail Technologyp. 397
QuickCheck Dp. 399
Web and E-mail Securityp. 400
Cookie Exploitsp. 400
Fake Sitesp. 403
Spamp. 405
Phishingp. 406
QuickCheck Ep. 407
Issue: Who's Reading Your E-mail?p. 408
Computers in Context: Fashion Industryp. 410
New Perspectives Labsp. 412
Review Activitiesp. 413
Key Termsp. 413
Interactive Summaryp. 414
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 416
Interactive Practice Testsp. 416
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 417
Projectsp. 418
On the Webp. 419
Digital Media
Digital Soundp. 422
Digital Audio Basicsp. 422
Portable Audio Playersp. 425
MIDI Musicp. 426
Speech Recognition and Synthesisp. 428
p. 429
Bitmap Graphicsp. 430
Bitmap Basicsp. 430
Scanners and Camerasp. 431
Image Resolutionp. 433
Color Depth and Palettesp. 436
Image Compressionp. 439
Bitmap Graphics Formatsp. 442
p. 443
Vector and 3-D Graphicsp. 444
Vector Graphics Basicsp. 444
Vector-to-Bitmap Conversionp. 447
Vector Graphics on the Webp. 448
3-D Graphicsp. 449
p. 451
Digital Videop. 452
Digital Video Basicsp. 452
Producing Video Footagep. 453
Video Transferp. 454
Video Editingp. 456
Video Outputp. 457
Desktop, PDA, and Web Videop. 459
DVD-Videop. 460
p. 463
Digital Rights Managementp. 464
DRM Basicsp. 464
Signal Scrambling and Digital Watermarksp. 465
CD Copy Protectionp. 466
DVD DRMp. 467
DRM for Digital Downloadsp. 469
p. 471
Issue: What Happened to Fair Use?p. 472
Computers in Context: Filmp. 474
New Perspectives Labsp. 476
Review Activitiesp. 477
Key Termsp. 477
Interactive Summaryp. 478
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 480
Interactive Practice Testsp. 480
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 481
Projectsp. 482
On the Webp. 483
The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics
Computer Historyp. 486
Manual Calculatorsp. 486
Mechanical Calculatorsp. 487
Computer Prototypesp. 489
Generations of Computersp. 491
Personal Computersp. 494
p. 496
The Computer and IT Industriesp. 497
Industry Overviewp. 497
Economic Factorsp. 500
Product Developmentp. 502
Market Sharep. 504
Marketing Channelsp. 505
Industry Regulationp. 508
p. 509
Careers for Computer Professionalsp. 510
Jobs and Salariesp. 510
Education and Certificationp. 514
Job Hunting Basicsp. 517
Resumes and Web Portfoliosp. 518
Job Listingsp. 520
p. 522
Professional Ethicsp. 523
Ethics Basicsp. 523
IT Ethicsp. 525
Ethical Decision Makingp. 529
Whistleblowingp. 532
p. 533
Work Area Safety and Ergonomicsp. 534
Radiation Risksp. 534
Repetitive Stress Injuriesp. 536
Eye Strainp. 538
Back Painp. 540
Sedentary Lifestylep. 540
p. 541
Issue: Are Tech Jobs Heading Offshore?p. 542
Computers in Context: Travelp. 544
New Perspectives Labsp. 546
Review Activitiesp. 547
Key Termsp. 547
Interactive Summaryp. 548
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 550
Interactive Practice Testsp. 550
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 551
Projectsp. 552
On the Webp. 553
Information Systems Analysis and Design
Information Systemsp. 555
Information Systems in Organizationsp. 556
Transaction Processing Systemsp. 559
Management Information Systemsp. 561
Decision Support Systemsp. 562
Expert Systems and Neural Networksp. 564
p. 565
Systems Analysisp. 566
System Development Life Cyclep. 566
Planning Phasep. 567
Analysis Phasep. 571
Documentation Toolsp. 572
p. 575
System Designp. 576
Design Phasep. 576
Evaluation and Selectionp. 579
Application Specificationsp. 581
p. 582
Implementation and Maintenancep. 583
Implementation Phasep. 583
Development and Testingp. 583
Documentation and Trainingp. 585
Conversion and Cutoverp. 585
Maintenance Phasep. 587
p. 589
Corporate Data Securityp. 590
Information System Data Vulnerabilitiesp. 590
Information System Data Securityp. 592
Corporate Identity Theftp. 594
p. 595
Issue: What's Wrong with Online Voting?p. 596
Computers in Context: Architecture and Constructionp. 598
New Perspectives Labsp. 600
Review Activitiesp. 601
Key Termsp. 601
Interactive Summaryp. 602
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 604
Interactive Practice Testsp. 604
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 605
Projectsp. 606
On the Webp. 607
Databases
File and Database Conceptsp. 610
Database Basicsp. 610
Database Modelsp. 614
p. 621
Data Management Toolsp. 622
Data Management Softwarep. 622
Database Management Systemsp. 625
Databases and the Webp. 627
XMLp. 630
p. 632
Database Designp. 633
Defining Fieldsp. 633
Normalizationp. 637
Organizing Recordsp. 639
Designing the Interfacep. 640
Designing Report Templatesp. 642
Loading Datap. 644
p. 644
SQLp. 645
SQL Basicsp. 645
Adding Recordsp. 647
Searching for Informationp. 648
Updating Fieldsp. 650
Joining Tablesp. 651
p. 652
Database Securityp. 653
Database Vulnerabilitiesp. 653
Database Security Measuresp. 654
Database Security Regulationsp. 656
What Individuals Can Dop. 658
p. 659
Issue: Do You Want a National ID Card?p. 660
Computers in Context: Medicinep. 662
New Perspectives Labsp. 664
Review Activitiesp. 665
Key Termsp. 665
Interactive Summaryp. 666
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 668
Interactive Practice Testsp. 668
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 669
Projectsp. 670
On the Webp. 671
Computer Programming
Programming Basicsp. 674
Computer Programming and Software Engineeringp. 674
Programming Languages and Paradigmsp. 676
Program Planningp. 680
Program Codingp. 682
Program Testing and Documentationp. 685
p. 688
Procedural Programmingp. 689
Algorithmsp. 689
Expressing an Algorithmp. 692
Sequence, Selection, and Repetition Controlsp. 695
Procedural Languages and Applicationsp. 700
p. 701
Object-Oriented Programmingp. 702
Objects and Classesp. 702
Inheritancep. 704
Methods and Messagesp. 705
Object-Oriented Program Structurep. 709
Object-Oriented Languages and Applicationsp. 711
p. 712
Declarative Programmingp. 712
The Declarative Paradigmp. 713
Prolog Factsp. 714
Prolog Rulesp. 718
Input Capabilitiesp. 720
Declarative Languages and Applicationsp. 722
p. 722
Secure Programmingp. 723
Black Hat Exploitsp. 723
Secure Software Developmentp. 725
Mitigationp. 728
p. 729
Issue: Who's Minding the Asylum?p. 730
Computers in Context: Agriculturep. 732
New Perspectives Labsp. 734
Review Activitiesp. 735
Key Termsp. 735
Interactive Summaryp. 736
Interactive Situation Questionsp. 738
Interactive Practice Testsp. 738
Study Tips and Concept Mapp. 739
Projectsp. 740
On the Webp. 741
Quickcheck Answersp. 742
Creditsp. 746
Glossaryp. 748
Indexp. 778
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