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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A file consisting only of a long sequence of symbols encoded using ASCII or
Unicode is often called a text file. It is important to distinguish between simple text
files that are manipulated by utility programs called editors and the more
be encoded in three bytes rather than more than two million bits when sampled at
a rate of 44,100 samples per second. In short, MIDI can be thought of as a way of
encoding the sheet music read by a performer rather than the performance ...
For now we are interested merely in how instructions are encoded.) In this case,
the next hexadecimal digit indicates where the result should be placed, while the
last two hexadecimal digits of the operand field are used to indicate which two ...
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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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