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9780760064993

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts

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    9780760064993

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    0760064997

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  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
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Part of the New Perspectives Series, the Fourth Edition of this best-selling book uses the text, the innovative book-on-CD, and the Web to enhance both the teaching and learning experience.

Table of Contents

Using Computers: Essential Concepts
2(44)
Computers: Mind Tools
4(3)
Von Neumann's Definition
4(1)
A Computer Accepts Input
5(1)
A Computer Processes Data
5(1)
A Computer Stores Data
5(1)
A Computer Produces Output
5(1)
Quick Check A
6(1)
Computer System Basics
7(10)
Software
7(1)
Categories of Computers
7(5)
System Components
12(1)
Microcomputer Compatibility
13(1)
Peripheral Devices
13(2)
Computer Networks
15(1)
The Internet
16(1)
Quick Check B
16(1)
The User Interface
17(29)
Interacting with a Computer
17(1)
Prompts
18(2)
Commands
20(1)
Menus and Dialog Boxes
21(2)
Graphical Objects
23(2)
Pointing Devices
25(1)
Keyboard
26(2)
Monitors
28(1)
Tutorials, Manuals, and Online Help
29(1)
Quick Check C
30(1)
User Focus: Boot, Run, Browse, and Search
31(1)
Boot Your Computer
31(1)
Run Programs
31(1)
Searching the Web
32(1)
Issue: Can Computers Think?
33(2)
Review Activities
35(1)
Interactive Summary
35(1)
Interactive Key Terms
36(1)
Interactive Quizzes
37(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
38(1)
Study Tips
38(1)
Projects
39(1)
Additional Projects
40(1)
Lab Assignments
41(2)
InfoWeb
43(3)
Software and Multimedia
46(56)
Computer Software Basics
48(8)
Computer Programs
48(1)
Computer Software
49(1)
Copyrighted Software
50(1)
Licensed Software
51(1)
Shrink-Wrap Licenses
52(1)
Licenses for More Than One User
52(1)
Shareware
53(1)
Public Domain Software
54(1)
Software Categories
54(1)
Quick Check A
55(1)
System Software
56(10)
Operating Systems
56(2)
Desktop and Server Operating Systems
58(1)
Windows 3.1, 95, 98
59(1)
Windows NT/2000 Workstation
60(1)
Mac OS
61(1)
DOS
62(1)
Windows Server, NetWare, Unix, and Linux
63(1)
Utilities
64(1)
Device Drivers
65(1)
Computer Programming Languages
65(1)
Quick Check B
65(1)
Application Software
66(12)
Software Jargon
66(1)
Document Production Software
67(1)
Graphics Software
68(1)
Presentation Software
69(1)
Spreadsheet and Statistical Software
70(1)
Data Management Software
71(1)
Information and Reference Software
72(1)
Connectivity Software
73(1)
Education and Training Software
74(1)
Entertainment Software
75(1)
Accounting and Finance Software
76(1)
Business Software
77(1)
Quick Check C
77(1)
Multimedia
78(24)
Multimedia Equipment
78(2)
Sound Recording
80(1)
Digital Scanning
80(1)
Digital Photography
81(1)
Digital Animation and Video
82(1)
Quick Check D
83(1)
User Focus: Installing Software
84(1)
Software Compatibility
84(1)
Determining Compatibility
84(1)
Software Setup
85(3)
Issue: Are Copyrights Fair?
88(2)
Review Activities
90(1)
Interactive Summary
90(1)
Interactive Key Terms
91(1)
Interactive Quizzes
92(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
93(1)
Study Tips
93(1)
Projects
94(2)
Additional Projects
96(1)
Lab Assignments
97(2)
InfoWeb
99(3)
Documents, Worksheets, and Databases
102(56)
Documents
104(15)
Typing and Keyboarding
105(1)
The Writing Process
106(1)
Improving the Quality of Your Writing
107(3)
Formatting a Document
110(4)
Paper and Electronic Publishing
114(2)
Automating Document Production
116(2)
Quick Check A
118(1)
Spreadsheets and Worksheets
119(13)
The Spreadsheet Advantage
120(1)
Spreadsheet Basics
121(1)
Calculations
122(1)
Creating a Simple Worksheet
123(1)
Worksheet Templates
124(1)
Who's Responsible?
124(1)
Modifying Worksheets
125(1)
Spreadsheet ``Intelligence''
126(1)
Formatting Worksheets
127(2)
Charting Your Proposal
129(1)
Claw Your Way to the Top with Spreadsheet Software
130(1)
Quick Check B
131(1)
Databases
132(26)
Structured and Freeform Databases
133(1)
Searching for Information
134(1)
Menus and Hypertext Indexes
134(2)
Keyword Searches
136(1)
Query by Example (QBE)
137(1)
Query Languages and Natural Language
138(1)
Using Search Results
139(1)
Quick Check C
140(1)
User Focus: Putting It All Together
141(1)
Researching a Topic
141(1)
Organizing and Analyzing Information
142(1)
Following a Style Guide
143(1)
Presentations
143(1)
Issue: Do Computers Increase Productivity?
144(2)
Review Activities
146(1)
Interactive Summary
146(1)
Interactive Key Terms
147(1)
Interactive Quizzes
148(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
149(1)
Study Tips
149(1)
Projects
150(1)
Additional Projects
151(1)
Lab Assignments
152(3)
InfoWeb
155(3)
Computer Files and Data Storage
158(48)
Data, Information, and Files
160(8)
Data and Information: Technically Speaking
160(1)
Computer Files
160(1)
File Naming Conventions
161(1)
Wildcards
162(1)
File Extensions and File Types
163(1)
Executable Files
163(1)
Data Files
164(3)
Configuration Files, Program Modules, and Other Files
167(1)
Quick Check A
167(1)
File Manager Utility Software
168(6)
Device Letters
168(1)
Directories and Folders
169(1)
Storage Models
170(2)
Using File Manager Utility Software
172(1)
Quick Check B
173(1)
How Computers Store File Data
174(6)
Storage Terminology
174(1)
Bits and Bytes
174(1)
Magnetic and Optical Technologies
175(2)
Tracks, Sectors, and Clusters
177(1)
File Allocation Tables
177(2)
Quick Check C
179(1)
Disks, Tapes, CDs, and DVDs
180(26)
Floppy Disk Storage
181(2)
Hard Disk Storage
183(3)
Tape Storage
186(2)
CD-ROM Technology
188(1)
CD-R Technology
189(1)
CD-RW Technology
189(1)
DVD Technology
190(1)
DVD + RW and DVD-RAM Technology
190(1)
Quick Check D
190(1)
User Focus: Using Files in Applications
191(2)
Issue: Is Data Getting Lost?
193(2)
Review Activities
195(1)
Interactive Summary
195(1)
Interactive Key Terms
196(1)
Interactive Quizzes
197(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
198(1)
Study Tips
198(1)
Projects
199(1)
Additional Projects
200(1)
Lab Assignments
201(3)
InfoWeb
204(2)
Computer Architecture
206(46)
Digital Electronics
208(7)
Inside the System Unit
208(1)
Integrated Circuits
209(1)
The Motherboard
210(1)
Digital Data Representation
211(1)
Data Representation Codes
212(2)
Data Transport
214(1)
Quick Check A
214(1)
Memory
215(5)
Random Access Memory
215(1)
RAM Functions
216(1)
RAM Capacity, Speed, and Configuration
216(1)
Virtual Memory
217(1)
Read-Only Memory
218(1)
CMOS Memory
218(1)
Quick Check B
219(1)
Central Processing Unit
220(9)
Central Processing Unit Architecture
220(3)
Instructions
223(1)
Instruction Cycle
224(1)
CPU Performance Factors
225(1)
Clock Rate
226(1)
Word Size
226(1)
Cache
226(1)
Instruction Set Complexity
227(1)
Pipelining and Parallel Processing
227(1)
Quick Check C
228(1)
Input/Output
229(23)
Expansion Slots and Cards
230(2)
Expansion Ports and Cables
232(1)
Quick Check D
233(1)
User Focus: Troubleshooting the Boot Process
234(1)
An Overview
234(1)
Power Up
235(1)
Start Boot Program
235(1)
Power-On Self-Test
236(1)
Load Operating System
237(1)
Check Configuration and Customization
238(1)
Ready for Commands and Data
239(1)
Issue: Who Invented the Computer?
240(2)
Review Activities
242(1)
Interactive Summary
242(1)
Interactive Key Terms
243(1)
Interactive Quizzes
244(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
245(1)
Study Tips
245(1)
Projects
246(1)
Additional Projects
247(1)
Lab Assignments
248(2)
InfoWeb
250(2)
The Computer Architecture
252(54)
Consumer's Guide to Computers
254(14)
Selecting a Microprocessor
255(2)
RAM: Requirements and Cost
257(1)
Floppy Disk Drives: How Many?
257(1)
Hard Drive Specifications
258(1)
CD and DVD Drives
259(1)
Input Devices
260(1)
Sound System
261(1)
Computer Displays
262(2)
Graphics Cards
264(1)
Notebook Displays
264(1)
Planning for Expansion
265(2)
Notebook Power Sources
267(1)
Quick Check A
267(1)
Consumer's Guide To Printers
268(5)
Laser Printers
270(1)
Dot Matrix Printers
271(1)
Multi-function Printers
272(1)
Quick Check B
272(1)
The Computer Industry
273(10)
Hardware Product Life Cycle
273(2)
Software Product Life Cycle
275(2)
Market Tiers
277(1)
Marketing Channels
278(2)
The Computer Press
280(2)
Quick Check C
282(1)
Computer Industry Careers
283(23)
Computer Industry Job Categories
283(1)
Computer Majors
284(1)
Preparing for a Computer Career
285(1)
Working Conditions
286(1)
Using Technology to Find a Job
287(1)
Contracting Prospective Employers
288(1)
Quick Check D
288(1)
User Focus: Computer Shopping Strategies
289(1)
Collect the Facts
290(2)
Evaluate the Facts
292(1)
Issue: What Should Happen to Old Computers?
293(2)
Review Activities
295(1)
Interactive Summary
295(1)
Interactive Key Terms
296(1)
Interactive Quizzes
297(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
298(1)
Study Tips
298(1)
Projects
299(1)
Additional Projects
300(1)
Lab Assignments
301(1)
InfoWeb
302(4)
Local Area Networks and E-mail
306(38)
Local Area Networks
308(9)
Network Resources
308(1)
The Login Process
309(1)
Drive Mapping
310(1)
Using Programs on a Network
311(2)
Using Data Files on a Network
313(2)
Using a Network Printer
315(1)
Quick Check A
316(1)
Network Hardware
317(6)
Network Interface cards
317(1)
Cable and Wireless Networs
318(1)
Network Hubs
318(1)
Network Servers
319(3)
Quick Check B
322(1)
Software for Networks
323(21)
Network Operating Systems
323(1)
Stand-alone Applications on a Network
324(1)
Installing Windows Software on a Network
324(1)
Software Licenses for Networks
324(2)
Quick Check C
326(1)
User Focus: E-mail
327(1)
How E-mail Works
327(1)
E-mail Servers
328(1)
E-mail Addresses
328(1)
E-mail Gateways
329(1)
Reading E-mail
329(1)
Replying to E-mail
330(1)
Composing New Messages
331(1)
Managing Your E-mail
332(1)
Issue: How Private is E-mail?
333(2)
Review Activities
335(1)
Interactive Summary
335(1)
Interactive Key Terms
336(1)
Interactive Quizzes
337(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
338(1)
Study Tips
338(1)
Projects
339(1)
Additional Projects
340(1)
Lab Assignments
341(1)
InfoWeb
342(2)
The Internet
344(47)
How the Internet Works
346(7)
The Internet Then and Now
346(1)
Internet Growth
347(1)
Internet Technology
348(1)
Internet Service Providers
349(1)
Internet Addresses and Domains
350(1)
URLs
351(1)
Other Types of Internet Servers
352(1)
Quick Check A
352(1)
The Versatile Web Browser
353(10)
The Web
353(3)
Web Portals
356(1)
Internet Multimedia
357(2)
File Transfers
359(1)
Web Installs
360(1)
Internet Interactions
361(1)
Quick Check B
362(1)
Web Authoring and Site Management
363(28)
Web Publishing
363(1)
HTML
364(2)
HTML Authoring Tools
366(1)
Web Page Design Tips
367(2)
Publishing Your Pages
369(1)
Building an E-commerce Site
369(1)
Quick Check C
370(1)
User Focus: Connecting to the Internet
371(1)
Locate and Internet Service Provider
371(1)
Set Up Equipment
372(1)
Install Software
373(1)
Dial In
374(1)
Issue: Is the Truth Out There?
375(2)
Review Activities
377(1)
Interactive Summary
377(1)
Interactive Key Terms
378(1)
Interactive Quizzes
379(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
380(1)
Study Tips
380(1)
Projects
381(1)
Additional Projects
382(1)
Lab Assignments
383(2)
InfoWeb
385(6)
Data Security
391(51)
What Can Go Wrong
392(4)
Operator Error
392(1)
Power Failure, Spikes, and Surges
393(1)
Hardware Failure
394(1)
Fires, Floods, and Other Disasters
395(1)
Quick Check A
395(1)
Viruses and Other Pesky Stuff
396(10)
Computer Viruses
397(2)
A Modern Trojan Horse
399(1)
TimeBombs and Logic Bombs
400(1)
Worms
401(1)
Avoiding Viruses and Other Attacks
402(1)
Antivirus Software
403(1)
Using Antivirus Software
404(1)
Quick Check B
405(1)
Risk Management
406(36)
Establish Policies and Procedures
407(1)
Restrict Physical Access to Computer Systems
408(1)
Restrict Online Access to Data
409(2)
User Rights: A Second Line of Defense
411(1)
Encrypt Data
412(2)
Internet Security
414(1)
Secure E-commerce
415(1)
Provide Redundancy
416(1)
Quick Check C
416(1)
User Focus: Data Backup
417(1)
Backup Equipment
418(2)
Backup Software
420(2)
Types of Backups
422(3)
Backup Schedule
425(1)
Issue: Is it a Crime?
426(2)
Review Activities
428(1)
Interactive Summary
428(1)
Interactive Key Terms
429(1)
Interactive Quizzes
430(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
431(1)
Study Tips
431(1)
Projects
432(1)
Additional Projects
433(1)
Lab Assignments
434(1)
InfoWeb
435(7)
Data Representation
442(44)
Information Theory
444(7)
Efficiently Storing and Transmitting Information
444(2)
Representing Information
446(2)
Representing Numbers
448(1)
Representing Characters
449(1)
Quick Check A
450(1)
Representing Graphics and Video
451(8)
Bitmap Graphics
451(5)
Vector Graphics
456(2)
Digital Video
458(1)
Quick Check B
458(1)
Representing Sound
459(3)
Waveform Audio
459(1)
MIDI Music
460(1)
Quick Check C
461(1)
Data Compression
462(24)
Disk Compression
462(1)
File Compression
463(1)
Text File Compression
464(2)
Graphics File Compression
466(1)
Video File Compression
467(2)
MP3 Music Compression
469(1)
Quick Check D
469(1)
User Focus: Using a Compression Utility
470(1)
Compressing a File with WinZip
470(1)
Unzipping a File
471(1)
Compressing E-mail Attachments
471(1)
Issue: Would You Pay to Use a File Format?
472(2)
Review Activities
474(1)
Interactive Summary
474(1)
Interactive Key Terms
475(1)
Interactive Quizzes
476(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
477(1)
Study Tips
477(1)
Projects
478(1)
Additional Projects
479(1)
Lab Assignments
480(3)
InfoWeb
483(3)
Communications Systems
486(48)
Data Communications
488(8)
Communications Signals
489(1)
Communications Channels and Media
490(1)
Bandwidth
491(1)
Data Transfer Rate
491(1)
Communications System Topologies
492(1)
Communications Protocols
493(1)
Synchronous and Asynchronous Protocols
494(1)
Signal Direction
495(1)
Quick Check A
495(1)
Communications Channels
496(7)
Twisted-Pair Cable
496(1)
Coaxial Cable
497(1)
Fiber-Optic Cable
498(2)
Radio and Infrared Links
500(1)
Microwave and Satellite Links
501(1)
Quick Check B
502(1)
Communications Systems
503(31)
The Telephone System
503(3)
The Cellular Phone System
506(2)
The Cable Television System
508(2)
Direct Satellite Service
510(1)
The Internet and Intranets
511(2)
Ethernet and Token Ring LANs
513(3)
Quick Check C
516(1)
User Focus: Building a Low-Cost LAN
517(1)
What You'll Need
517(1)
Install Network Cards
518(1)
Install the Cables and Hub
519(1)
Activate Network Software
519(1)
Issue: Is ``Open Access'' Important?
520(2)
Review Activities
522(1)
Interactive Summary
522(1)
Interactive Key Terms
523(1)
Interactive Quizzes
524(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
525(1)
Study Tips
525(1)
Projects
526(1)
Additional Projects
527(1)
Lab Assignments
528(2)
InfoWeb
530(4)
Information Systems in Organizations
534(38)
Organizational Structure
536(4)
Types of Organizations
536(1)
Organizational Activities
537(1)
Trends and Challenges
538(1)
Quick Check A
539(1)
People, Decisions, and Information
540(7)
Workers
541(2)
Managers
543(1)
Problems and Decisions
544(1)
Information and Information Analysis Tools
545(1)
Quick Check B
546(1)
Information Systems
547(25)
Office Automation
547(1)
Transaction Processing
547(3)
Management Information Systems
550(2)
Decision Support Systems
552(1)
Expert Systems and Neural Networks
553(2)
Quick Check C
555(1)
UserFocus: Creating Expert System Facts and Rules
556(1)
Facts
557(1)
Rules
558(2)
Issue: Do Computer Models Work?
560(2)
Review Activities
562(1)
Interactive Summary
562(1)
Interactive Key Terms
563(1)
Interactive Quizzes
564(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
565(1)
Study Tips
565(1)
Projects
566(1)
Additional Projects
567(1)
InfoWeb
568(4)
Developing Effective Information Systems
572(42)
Systems Analysis
574(8)
Analyze Needs
575(1)
Select the Project Team
575(2)
Define the Problem
577(1)
Study the Current System
578(3)
Determine System Requirements
581(1)
Quick Check A
581(1)
System Design
582(5)
Identify Potential Solutions
582(1)
Evaluate Solutions and Select the Best
583(1)
Purchase Hardware and Software
584(2)
Develop Application Specifications
586(1)
Quick Check B
586(1)
System Construction
587(4)
Install Hardware and Software
587(1)
Create Applications
588(1)
Test Applications
589(1)
Quick Check C
590(1)
Implementation Strategies
591(3)
Train Users
591(1)
Convert Data
591(1)
Convert to New System
592(1)
Acceptance Testing
593(1)
Quick Check D
593(1)
System Maintenance
594(20)
Quick Check E
595(1)
User Focus: Using Data Flow Diagrams
596(1)
DFD Symbols
597(1)
Interpreting a DFD
598(1)
Accuracy and Completeness
599(1)
Issue: Are the Inmates Running the Asylum?
600(2)
Review Activities
602(1)
Interactive Summary
602(1)
Interactive Key Terms
603(1)
Interactive Quizzes
604(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
605(1)
Study Tips
605(1)
Projects
606(1)
Additional Projects
607(1)
Lab Assignments
608(2)
InfoWeb
610(4)
Managing Databases
614(52)
File and Database Concepts
616(7)
Fields
617(1)
Data Types
617(1)
Records
618(1)
Record Types and Record Occurrences
619(1)
Flat Files
620(1)
Databases
621(1)
Quick Check A
622(1)
Data Models
623(7)
Entity Relationships
623(2)
Hierarchical Database Model
625(1)
Network Database Model
626(1)
Relational Database Model
627(1)
Object-Oriented Database Model
628(1)
Quick Check B
629(1)
Data Management Software
630(6)
Custom Software
630(1)
File Management Software
631(1)
Database Management Systems
632(2)
Object-Oriented Tools
634(1)
Web-Enabled Database Tools
635(1)
Quick Check C
635(1)
Database Management Tasks
636(30)
Designing the File Structure
636(3)
Adding Records
639(1)
Searching
640(1)
Updating Information
641(1)
Organizing Records
641(2)
Generating Reports
643(1)
Quick Check D
644(1)
User Focus: Using Boolean Logic in Queries
645(1)
Set Theory
645(3)
Boolean Queries
648(3)
Issue: Has Privacy Disappeared?
651(2)
Review Activities
653(1)
Interactive Summary
653(2)
Interactive Quizzes
655(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
656(1)
Study Tips
656(1)
Projects
657(1)
Additional Projects
658(1)
Lab Assignments
659(2)
InfoWeb
661(5)
Computer Programming
666(47)
Software Engineering
668(9)
Computer Programs
668(1)
The Problem Statement
669(2)
Algorithms
671(3)
Expressing an Algorithm
674(2)
Quick Check A
676(1)
Coding Computer Programs
677(7)
Program Sequence
678(1)
Sequence Controls
679(2)
Selection Controls
681(1)
Repetition Controls
682(1)
Quick Check B
683(1)
Debugging and Documenting
684(4)
Testing a Program
684(1)
Program Documentation
685(2)
Quick Check C
687(1)
Programming Language Characteristics
688(25)
Procedural
688(1)
Declarative
689(1)
Scripting
689(1)
Low-Level
690(1)
High-Level
690(1)
Compiled
691(1)
Interpreted
692(1)
Object-Oriented
693(1)
Event-Driven
694(1)
Components
695(1)
Quick Check D
695(1)
User Focus: Selecting a Programming Language
696(2)
Issue: What are Professional Ethics?
698(2)
Review Activities
700(1)
Interactive Summary
700(1)
Interactive Key Terms
701(1)
Interactive Quizzes
702(1)
Interactive Practice Tests
703(1)
Study Tips
703(1)
Projects
704(1)
Additional Projects
705(1)
Lab Assignments
706(2)
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