9780789730336

How Computers Work

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789730336

  • ISBN10:

    0789730332

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Que
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Summary

bull; bull;All-new coverage includes: Wi-Fi, Viruses, Security, Photo Printers, Centrio notebooks, and many updates to existing technologies. bull;A fresh, updated interior design gives the reader better usability - this is the most aesthetically pleasing edition yet!

Table of Contents

Introduction
Boot-Up Process
Getting to Know the Hardware
How a Disk Boot Works
How an Operating System Controls Hardware
Microchips
How a Transistor Works
How RAM Works
How a Microprocessor Works
How Software Works
How Programming Languages Work
How Windows Works
How Software Applications Work
Data Storage
How Disk Storage Works
How Disk Drives Work
How Disk Drives Increase Speed and Storage
How Optical Storage Works
How Removable Storage Works
Input/Output Devices
How Energy Turns into Data
How a Bus Works
How Computer Ports Work
How a Computer Display Works
How a Keyboard Works
How Pointing Devices Work
How Game Controllers Work
How a Modem Works
How Light Input Works
How Portable Computers Work
Multimedia
How Multimedia Sound Works
How Multimedia Video Works
How Virtual Reality Works
How the Internet Works
How Local Area Networks Work
How a PC Connects to the Internet
How Wireless Works
How Email, Chat and Messaging Work
How Internet Video and Audio Work
How the World Wide Web Works
How Internet Security Works
How Printers Work
How Basic Printing Works
How Color Printing Works
Index
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