Computer Science: An Overview
Now in its ninth edition, this book continues to provide acomprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamicfield of computer science using a breadth-first approach. This bookpresents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores thebreadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey anhonest appreciation for the topics involved. The new edition includesreorganization of some key material for enhanced clarity (SoftwareEngineering and Artificial Intelligence chapters), new and expandedmaterial on Security and Data Abstractions, more on ethics anddifferent ethical theories in Chapter 0. Anyone interested in gaining athorough introduction to Computer Science.
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has been expanded; Chapter 7 has been overhauled and now includes a more
precise introduction to UML, and Chapter 10 has been extensively rewritten. Less
dramatic changes in other chapters include the following: In Chapter 1, ...
You will also find that each chapter includes a collection of questions called
Social Issues that challenge students to think about the relationship between the
material in the text and the society in which they live. Thank you for considering
In Chapter 3 (Operating Systems) we study the software that controls the overall
operation of a computer. This software is called an operating system. It is a
computer's operating system that controls the interface between the machine and
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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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