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Computer Science : Overview (11TH 12 - Old Edition)by J. Glenn Brookshear
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Computer Science: An Overview uses broad coverage and clear exposition to present a complete picture of the dynamic computer science field. Accessible to students from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear uses a language-independent context to encourage the development of a practical, realistic understanding of the field. An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science (e.g. Networking, OS, Computer Architecture, Algorithms) provides students with a general level of proficiency for future courses.
The Eleventh Edition features two new contributing authors (David Smith — Indiana University of PA; Dennis Brylow — Marquette University), new, modern examples, and updated coverage based on current technology.
About the Author
J. Glenn Brookshear is a Professor Emeritus at Marquette University where he taught Formal Language, Introduction to Computer Science, and Theory of Computation. He is the author of the previous editions of Computer Science: An Overview.
Table of Contents
Chapter 0 Introduction 1
0.1 The Role of Algorithms 2
0.2 The History of Computing 4
0.3 The Science of Algorithms 10
0.4 Abstraction 11
0.5 An Outline of Our Study 12
0.6 Social Repercussions 13
Chapter 1 Data Storage 19
Chapter 2 Data Manipulation 73
Chapter 3 Operating Systems 109
Chapter 5 Algorithms 187
Chapter 6 Programming Languages 239
Chapter 7 Software Engineering 299
Chapter 9 Database Systems 383
Chapter 10 Computer Graphics 425
Chapter 11 Artificial Intelligence 461
Chapter 12 Theory of Computation 509
*Asterisks indicate suggestions for optional sections.
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