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Computer science : the hardware, software and heart of it

Author: E K Blum; Alfred V Aho
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2011.
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Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It focuses on the deeper aspects of the two recognized subdivisions of Computer Science, Software and Hardware. These subdivisions are shown to be closely interrelated as a result of the stored-program concept. Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It includes certain classical theoretical computer science topics such as Unsolvability (e.g. the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E K Blum; Alfred V Aho
ISBN: 9781461411673 146141167X 9781461411680 1461411688
OCLC Number: 740624678
Description: ix, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and prologue / Edward K. Blum --
Computation: brief history prior to the 1900s / Edward K. Blum --
The heart of computer science / Edward K. Blum --
The software side of computer science --
computer programming / Edward K. Blum and Walter Savitch --
The hardware side / Edward K. Blum --
Operating systems (OS) / Edward K. Blum --
Computer networks / Fan Chung Graham and Edward K. Blum --
High performance computing and communication (HPCC) / James M. Pepin --
Programming for distributed computing: from physical to logical networks / Christian Scheidler and Kalman Graffi --
Databases / Michael Benedikt and Pierred Senellart --
Computer security and public key cryptography / Wayne Raskin and Edward K. Blum --
Complexity theory / Alfred V. Aho --
Multivariate complexity theory / Michael R. Fellows, Serge Gaspers, and Frances Rosamond --
Quantum computing / Todd A. Brun --
Numerical thinking in algorithm design and analysis / Shang-Hua Teng --
Fuzzy logic in computer science / Radim Belohlavek, Rudolf Krusem, and Christian Moewes --
Statistics of the field / Frances Rosamond.
Responsibility: Edward K. Blum, Alfred V. Aho, editors.

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