Computer Science: An Overview
Now in its eighth edition, this book continues to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamic field of computer science using a breadth-first approach. The table of contents and the text itself have been revised and expanded to reflect changes in the field, including the trend toward using Web and Internet Technology, the evolution of Objects, and the important growth in the field of databases. Specifically, chapter three from the previous edition has been expanded into two chapters. Chapter three will now only cover Operating Systems and the new chapter four will focus on Networks and the Internet. Anyone interested in gaining a thorough introduction to Computer Science.
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Floating-Point Notation Let us explain floating-point notation with an example
using only one byte of storage. Although machines normally use much longer
patterns, this eight-bit format is representative of actual systems and serves to ...
We merely need to AND the entire byte with the mask 00100000, which produces
a byte of all 0s if and only if the third bit from the high-order end of the bit map is
itself 0. A program can then act accordingly by following the AND operation with ...
IP addresses are traditionally written in dotted decimal notation in which the bytes
of the address are separated by periods and each byte is expressed as an
integer represented in traditional base ten notation. For example, using dotted ...
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This book was assigned reading for the opening class to my MSIT. I found it a great refresher for a large part of my original CS degree. It is well put together and fairly easy to read. Lots of useful ... Read full review
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