Computer Science : An Overview

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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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
Social Repercussions
Data Storage
Bits and Their Storage
Main Memory
Mass Storage
Representing Information as Bit Patterns
The Binary System
Storing Integers
Storing Fractions
Data Compression
Communication Errors
Data Manipulation
Computer Architecture
Machine Language
Program Execution
Arithmetic/Logic Instructions
Communicating with Other Devices
Other Architectures
Operating Systems
The History of Operating Systems
Operating System Architecture
Coordinating the Machine s Activities
Handling Competition Among Processes
Networking and the Internet
Network Fundamentals
The Internet
The World Wide Web
Internet Protocols
The Concept of an Algorithm
Algorithm Representation
Algorithm Discovery
Iterative Structures
Recursive Structures
Efficiency and Correctness
Programming Languages
Historical Perspective
Traditional Programming Concepts
Procedural Units
Language Implementation
Object-Oriented Programming
Programming Concurrent Activities
Declarative Programming
Software Engineering
The Software Engineering Discipline
The Software Life Cycle
Software Engineering Methodologies
Tools of the Trade
Quality Assurance
The Human-Machine Interface
Software Ownership and Liability
Data Abstractions
Basic Data Structures
Related Concepts
Implementing Data Structures
A Short Case Study
Customized Data Types
Classes and Objects
Pointers in Machine Language
Database Systems
Database Fundamentals
The Relational Model
Object-Oriented Databases
Maintaining Database Integrity
Traditional File Structures
Data Mining
Social Impact of Database Technology
Computer Graphics
The Scope of Computer Graphics
Overview of 3D Graphics
Dealing with Global Lighting
Artificial Intelligence
Intelligence and Machines
Additional Areas of Research
Artificial Neural Networks
Considering the Consequences
Theory of Computation
Functions and Their Computation
Turing Machines
Universal Programming Languages
A Noncomputable Function
Complexity of Problems
Public-Key Cryptography
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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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.
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