Invitation to Computer Science

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2018 - Computers - 912 pages
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Discover a contemporary overview of today's computer science with Schneider/Gersting's best-selling INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 8E. This flexible, non-language-specific approach provides a solid foundation in computer science using an algorithm-centered approach that's ideal for the reader's first introduction to the field. Measurable learning objectives and an easy-to-follow hierarchy guide readers through algorithms, hardware, virtual machines, software development, applications of computing, and social issues. Readers connect the dots as the book emphasizes real-life context throughout each chapter. Updates introduce the latest developments concerning privacy, drones, cloud computing, and net neutrality. Visual and hands-on activities let readers experience the fundamentals of today's computer science.
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Contents

An Introduction to Computer Science
2
The Algorithmic Foundations of Computer Science
42
The Hardware World
150
The Virtual Machine
278
The Software World
432
Applications
636
Social Issues in Computing
790
Answers to Practice Problems
833
Index
877
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