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Computing for ordinary mortals

Author: Robert St Amant
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert St Amant
ISBN: 9780199775309 0199775303
OCLC Number: 884028950
Description: viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1. Getting Started ; Chapter 2. From Mechanical to Electronic Computers ; Chapter 3. Computer Architecture: The Nuts and Bolts ; Chapter 4. Data Structures and Algorithms: Solving Problems ; Chapter 5. Programming: Putting Plans into Action ; Chapter 6. Operating Systems: Working Together ; Chapter 7. Computer Networks: Making Connections ; Chapter 8. Theoretical Computer Science: Pushing Boundaries ; Chapter 9. Artificial Intelligence: Being Smart Chapter 10. Human-Computer ; Interaction: Thinking About People ; Appendix ; Information management: The file system ; Information management: Databases ; Computational Science ; Graphics ; Security
Responsibility: Robert St. Amant ; hand-drawn illustrations by Stefano Imbert.

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