Computer Science: An Overview
This book truly lives up to its title, providing an introduction to the entire computer science discipline. This broad coverage, combined with clear explanations, has made it the leading textbook for the beadth-first/CS0 course. The text is unique in that it avoids presenting topics from the perspective of any particular programming language. Moreover, the text communicates the dynamics of computer science by presenting topics in a historical perspective in which past developments, the current state of the art, and directions of research are discussed. The result is a balanced, realistic picture of computer science, including such topics as programming languages, operating systems, algorithms, software engineering, networking, database design, artificial intelligence, and machine architecture. This seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to discuss important trends in such areas as networking and the Internet, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Topics added include open-source development, associative memory, XML, and C#. Thought-provoking discussions of ethical and legal issues revolving around computing are integrated into each chapter rather than being presented as separate, isolated topics.
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It differs from AND, OR, and XOR in that it has only one input. Its output is the
opposite of that input; if the input of the operation NOT is true, the output is false,
and vice versa. Thus, if the input of the NOT operation is the truth or falseness of
Figure. 1.2. A pictorial representation of AND, OR, XOR, and NOT gates as well
as their input and output values XOR NOT Inputs 1] y Output Inputs Output Inputs
P>o Output Inputs Output ...
Representation of a processing unit 1.5 this figure, the outputs of three
processing units (denoted by v., i' and iO are used as inputs to another unit. The
inputs to this fourth unit are associated with values called weights (denoted by wv
w2, 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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