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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Each device driver is uniquely designed for its particular type of device (such as a
printer, disk drive, magnetic tape unit, or monitor) and translates generic requests
into the more technical steps required by the device assigned to that driver.
For instance, if the problem is to find a way of producing a particular output from a
given input, one might start with that output and attempt to back up to the given
input. This approach is typical of people trying to discover the bird-folding ...
only 0.15 of a second— meaning that access to any particular student record will
appear to be instantaneous from the registrar's point of view. We conclude that
the choice between the sequential search algorithm and the binary search ...
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