9780030259685

Understanding Computers 2000

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  • ISBN13:

    9780030259685

  • ISBN10:

    0030259681

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/1999
  • Publisher: Thomson Learning (F)
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Summary

In this exciting new edition, Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow provides a truly interactive approach to learning computers with a text that is fully integrated with a completely revised and multimedia-enhanced companion web site. For instructors who want to progress to the next level, a full-content online course, Introduction to Computers, Version 2, is also available that can be packaged with the text or sold stand-alone.

A perfect introduction for those wanting to learn more about the ever-evolving world of computers, Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow exemplifies everything that is exciting in today's multimedia enhanced society. In an engaging lively style, Charlie Parker details the computer's origins, its present influence and its future in global terms.

Table of Contents

INT Module Introduction 1(3)
INT 1 Introduction to the World of Computers
3(1)
HW Module Hardware
1(2)
HW 1 The Central Processing Unit and Memory
3(44)
Appendix: Numbering Systems
38(9)
HW 2 Secondary Storage
47(36)
HW 3 Input and Output
83
Window: The Electronic Canvas
123
SW Module Software
1(2)
SW 1 Fundamentals of Software Use
3(30)
SW 2 Systems Software
33
NET Module Computer Networks
1(2)
NET 1 Communications and Networks
3(44)
NET 2 Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web
47(50)
Window: WebGuide
91(6)
NET 3 Developing Your Own Web Pages
97
PS Module Productivity Software
1(2)
PS 1 Word Processing and Desktop Publishing
3(32)
PS 2 Spreadsheets and Presentation Graphics
35(34)
Window: Multimedia Computing
65(4)
PS 3 Database Management
69
IS Module Information Systems
1(2)
IS 1 Developing Organizational Systems
3(32)
IS 2 Applications Software Development
35
LIV Module Computers in Our Lives
1(2)
LIV 1 Developing Your Own PC
3(28)
LIV 2 Social Issues Involving Computers
31
Window: The History of Computers
57
Glossary G-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1

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