Computer Science Illuminated, 6th Edition

Book Description

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Laying the Groundwork Laying the Groundwork
Chapter 1 The Big Picture

Part 2 The Information Layer
Chapter 2 Binary Values and Number Systems
Chapter 3 Data Representation

Part 3 The Hardware Layer
Chapter 4 Gates and Circuits
Chapter 5 Computing Components

Part 4 The Programming Layer
Chapter 6 Low-Level Programming Languages and Pseudocode
Chapter 7 Problem Solving and Algorithms
Chapter 8 Abstract Data Types and Subprograms
Chapter 9 Design and High-Level Programming Languages

Part 5 The Operating Systems Layer
Chapter 10 Operating Systems
Chapter 11 File Systems and Directories

Part 6 The Applications Layer
Chapter 12 Information Systems
Chapter 13 Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 14 Simulation, Graphics, Gaming, and Other Applications

Part 7 The Communications Layer
Chapter 15 Networks
Chapter 16 The World Wide Web
Chapter 17 Computer Security

Part 8 In Conclusion
Chapter 18 Limitations of Computing

Book Details

  • Title: Computer Science Illuminated, 6th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 700 pages
  • Edition: 6
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-12-31
  • ISBN-10: 1284055914
  • ISBN-13: 9781284055917
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