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A Brief History of Computing

Author : Gerard O'Regan
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Robert Irwin travels back in time with his real-life best friend, in his third wild adventure Robert and his best friend Riley are visiting the Canadian badlands in Alberta with Riley's Uncle Nate. The badlands are home to more than 35 different species of dinosaur fossils. Robert and Riley get pulled back in time to Alberta, Canada during the Late Cretaceous period, to find a heavily armored euoplocephalus trapped in vines. The rescue doesn't go according to plan when a ferocious gorgosaurus arrives on the scene, looking for a snack.

Introduction to the History of Computing

Author : Gerard O'Regan
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Tracing the story of computing from Babylonian counting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of computing, together with discussion exercises to stimulate deeper investigation into this fascinating area. Features: provides chapter introductions, summaries, key topics, and review questions; includes an introduction to analogue and digital computers, and to the foundations of computing; examines the contributions of ancient civilisations to the field of computing; covers the first digital computers, and the earliest commercial computers, mainframes and minicomputers; describes the early development of the integrated circuit and the microprocessor; reviews the emergence of home computers; discusses the creation of the Internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the rise of social media; presents a short history of telecommunications, programming languages, operating systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and databases.

Computer Science Illuminated

Author : Nell Dale
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Fully revised aDesigned for the introductory computing and computer science course, the student-friendly Computer Science Illuminated, Seventh Edition provides students with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a complete introduction to computing. Fully revised and updated, the Seventh Edition of this best-selling text retains the accessibility and in-depth coverage of previous editions, while incorporating all-new material on cutting-edge issues in computer science. Authored by the award-winning team Nell Dale and John nd updated, the Seventh Edition of the best-selling text Computer Science Illuminated retains the accessibility and in-depth coverage of previous editions, while incorporating all-new material on cutting-edge issues in computer science. Authored by the award-winning Nell Dale and John Lewis, Computer Science Illuminated’s unique and innovative layered approach moves through the levels of computing from an organized, language-neutral perspective.

A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing Computers and the Information Processing Industry

Author : James W Cortada
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This bibliography provides a general introduction to the literature of the data processing industry, covering a broad range of technologies that stretch back to the pre-history of information processing. Grouped into nine chapters and under nearly 100 subheadings, the materials surveyed include both recent and historical publications, as well as ongoing current publications such as computer magazines. Each chapter contains a short review of historically important issues and comments on the literature, and an annotation for each entry.

On the Foundations of Computing

Author : Giuseppe Primiero
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Computing, today more than ever before, is a multi-faceted discipline which collates several methodologies, areas of interest, and approaches: mathematics, engineering, programming, and applications. Given its enormous impact on everyday life, it is essential that its debated origins are understood, and that its different foundations are explained. On the Foundations of Computing offers a comprehensive and critical overview of the birth and evolution of computing, and it presents some of the most important technical results and philosophical problems of the discipline, combining both historical and systematic analyses. The debates this text surveys are among the latest and most urgent ones: the crisis of foundations in mathematics and the birth of the decision problem, the nature of algorithms, the debates on computational artefacts and malfunctioning, and the analysis of computational experiments. By covering these topics, On the Foundations of Computing provides a much-needed resource to contextualize these foundational issues. For practitioners, researchers, and students alike, a historical and philosophical approach such as what this volume offers becomes essential to understand the past of the discipline and to figure out the challenges of its future.

History Computing

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Digital Computer Basics

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Using Computers

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An Introduction to Computing Using ClarisWorks Versions 5

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An Annotated Bibliography on the History of Data Processing

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Computer Awareness

Author : Joyce Elizabeth Harris Thomas
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An Introduction to Computing Using Microsoft Works Version 4 for Apple Macintosh

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Computer Education for Teachers

Author : Vicki F. Sharp
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Designed to meet the needs of the student unfamiliar with the use of the computer in the classroom, this text is written for undergraduate and graduate education students who want an up-to-date, readable, practical, and concise introduction to computers for teachers. Included in the text are a wealth of classroom lessons that integrate technology into the classroom.

Leadership and the Computer

Author : Mary E. Boone
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Top executives discuss the ways in which they use computers to increase their ability to lead effectively

A First Course in Computer Science with Modula 2

Author : Lewis J. Pinson
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This introduction to the discipline of computer science presents the entire Modula-2 programming language at a beginning level. The authors stress the art of problem-solving on the students' part and they reveal Modula-2's ability to separate a concept from its implementation. This is one of the first books to present data abstraction in software engineering and top-down problem decomposition at an introductory level. Many program listings are contained along with the inclusion of examples and problems from many major areas of computer science. Chapter coverage includes problem solving and algorithms, simple programs and their structure, data types and control structures, subprograms, pointer variables and dynamic storage allocation, functional and data abstraction with Modula-2, recursion, scope and visibility within internal modules and problem solving using low-level programming in Modula-2.

Principles of Computer Architecture

Author : Miles Murdocca
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This piece covers computer architecture at the instruction set architecture (ISA) and system design levels. Starting with foundation material on data representation and computer arithmetic, the book moves through the basic components of a computer architecture, covering topics at increasing levels of complexity up through CISC, network architecture, and parallel architecture. The authors have adopted the use of a SPARC-subset for an instructional ISA called "ARC" (A RISC Computer), which is carried through the mainstream of the book, and is complemented with platform-independent software tools that simulate the ARC ISA as well as the MIPS and x86 (Pentium) ISAs. FEATURES/BENEFITS Choice of the instruction set architecture (ISA). The mainstream ISA "ARC" is a subset of the commercial SPARC, which strikes a balance between the complexity of a real-world architecture and the need for a simple instructional ISA. Companion Website http: // Software available on Companion Website. Assembles and simulates program execution on SPARC-subset (ARC), MIPS, and Intel ISAs. Simulators and assemblers run an PCs, Macs, and Unix. Over 400 Adobe Acrobat slides Simplify lecture preparation. Password-protected area of Companion Website. Case studies. Over 200 homework problems. The major portion of the text deals with a high level look at computer architecture, while the appendices and case studies cover lower level, technology-dependent aspects. Allows computer architecture to be studied at all levels.

Introduction to Computers and Data Processing

Author : Daniel D. Benice
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Outlines the fundamental principles of computer science and data processing for the beginning student, including extensive coverage of number systems, flowcharting and programming languages

An Introduction to Object oriented Programming with Java

Author : C. Thomas Wu
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This is an introductory text for beginners with no background in programming. The text teaches students how to write object-oriented programs. The book covers both Java applets and applications. Students will learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming through the use of predefined objects supplied with the book. By using these predefined objects, the students will learn both the concepts of object-oriented programming and also how to later design their own objects by example. Students will learn how to define their own objects and how to develop programs using object-oriented design methodology. In addition, students will learn modern programming topics such as event-driven and GUI (Graphic User Interface) programming.

The Social Impact of Computers

Author : Richard S. Rosenberg
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This Second Edition of The Social Impact of Computers serves as a guide to the social implications of current and future applications of computers. Beginning with three chapters of basic background and historical information on computers and technology, the book covers major computing applications in business, medicine, education, and government and their social implications. The book also includes an in depth discussion of the major social issues being affected by the use of computers including computer crime, privacy, free speech, and work. Updated to reflect the latest trends, the Second Edition analyzes new computing technologies and problems with special emphasis on the Internet. Topics that are covered include: industry regulation, electronic funds transfer systems, international competition, national industrial policies, robotics and industrial automation, productivity, the information society, videotext, ethics, and professionalism in computing. Each chapter contains extensive notes and additional readings, which supplement the material in the book. An appendix lists relevant publications and professional societies for those who are interested in further study. Accessible to students or general readers with only a basic computing background, yet sophisticated enough for computer science majors, this book provides an excellent base for a thought-provoking course on computers in society. Key Features * Analyzes computing applications in business, medicine, education, and government and the related social implications * Major social issues including computer crime, intellectual property rights, privacy, free speech, access, and work, including descriptions of relevant legislation * New computer technologies and problems: @subbul* industry regulation, electronic financial systems, electronic stock markets, international competition, and productivity * Deals with ethics and professionalism in computing

Computer Education

Author : William E. Schall
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