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Discovering Computers: Fundamentals, Third Edition
Synopses & Reviews
Equip students with all the tools necessary to succeed in your classroom with this new edition. For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series? has effectively introduced computers to millions of students-consistently providing the highest quality, most up-to-date, and innovative materials in computer education. This new text employs the proven Shelly Cashman approach to learning, presents fundamental computer concepts in a clear writing style, and includes new Learn How To exercises, Web Research exercises, an on-line discussion forum, and new dynamic games on the Companion Web site. Engage your students with these useful tools and help them experience successful learning with the Shelly Cashman Series.
Covering the same breadth, but with less depth as Discovering Computers 2006: Complete, this book is ideal for a short course on computer concepts or in a course that teaches computer concepts along with application software or programming. This new text employs the proven Shelly Cashman? approach to learning, presents fundamental computer concepts in a clear writing style, and includes new exercises, case studies, and online tools on the Companion Web site. Engage your students with these useful tools and help them experience successful learning with the Shelly Cashman Series.
This fourth edition, from the Shelly Cashman Series, covers the same breadth, but with less depth as Discovering Computers 2008: Complete. This title is ideal for beginning coverage of computer concepts. With the Shelly Cashman Series' project-oriented, step-by-step pedagogy, and full-color screenshots, this book includes new exercises, and tools on the Online Companion. Updated for currency, the latest trends in technology and computer concepts are covered.
About the Author
Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years. Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly. Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Computers Special Feature: Timeline 2. The Internet and World Wide Web Special Feature: Making Use of the Web 3. Application Software 4. The Components of the System Unit 5. Input and Output Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology 6. Storage 7. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 8. Communications and Networks 9. Database Management 10. Computer Security, Ethics, and Privacy Special Feature: Digital Entertainment 11. Information System Development and Programming Languages 12. Enterprise Computing Appendix A: Quiz Yourself Answers
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