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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As technology provides ways of placing more and more circuitry on a silicon chip,
the physical distinction between a computer's components diminishes. For
instance, a single chip might contain a CPU and main memory. This is an
example of ...
of overloading a computer with requests. Denial of service attacks have been
launched against large commercial Web servers on the Internet to disrupt the
company's business and in some cases have brought the company's commercial
In his book, Computer Power and Human Reason, Joseph Weizenbaum argues
against the unchecked application of artificial intelligence as follows: Computers
can make judicial decisions, computers can make psychiatric judgments.
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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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