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 block of data conforming to the physical characteristics of a storage device is
called a physical record. Thus, a file stored in mass storage will typically consist
of many physical records. In contrast to this division into physical records, a file ...
This list is recorded as part of the disk's directory system on the same disk as the
file. By means of this list, the operating system can retrieve the sectors in the
proper sequence as though the file were stored sequentially, even though the file
Figure 9.14 A procedure for merging two sequential files procedure MergeFiles (
InputFileA, InputFileB, OutputFile) if (both input files at EOF) then (Stop, with
OutputFile empty) if (InputFileA not at EOF) then (Declare its first record to be its ...
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