Synopses & Reviews
For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman SeriesÂ® 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 edition employs the proven Shelly Cashman approach to learning, presents fundamental computer concepts in a clear writing style, and includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises. The bookÂ's visually appealing layout keeps students interested and allows them to receive the most interactive learning experience on computer concepts.
Set a higher standard. Discovering Computers 2005 continues a tradition of compelling and exciting content, multimedia, and instructional support.
Provides current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating usage of the World Wide Web with the printed text. This text offers a complete solution to successfully teach students basic computer concepts with new exercises, case studies, and online tools on the Companion Web site. 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.
Provides current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating usage of the World Wide Web with the printed text.
About the Author
Gary Shelly, together with co-author Tom Cashman, wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. Since then, more than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman textbooks have been sold. In recent years, Gary, Tom, and a talented group of contributing authors have produced leading textbooks on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software.
Thomas J. Cashman
Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. In 1960, he established one of the first business data processing programs in the United States at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head from 1960 to 1966. In 1969, he began collaborating with Gary Shelly. Since that time, Cashman, Shelly, and a talented group of contributing authors have produced more than 186 leading textbooks on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software. He has also taught summer institutes for teachers at the University of Central Oklahoma, Memphis State University, and Purdue University.
The Shelly Cashman Series
Thirty-five years ago, computer educator Tom Cashman collaborated with Gary Shelly, one of his programming students, on their first book: IBM System/360 Assembler Language, published by Anaheim Publishing Company. With the success of this book, they formed a writing partnership that has endured to this day.
Shelly and Cashman soon became the best-selling authors in computer and computer programming education. In 1980, they published the first ever full-color Introduction to Computers text. Not only did they sell 1.8 million copies of this edition, they changed the face of the introductory computer course forever. Today, the Shelly Cashman Series books, published by Course Technology, are used by thousands of educators and millions of students, all around the world.Misty E. Vermaat has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Computer Information Systems. During the past 15 years, she has co-authored 19 textbooks with Gary Shelly and Tom Cashman, including many versions of Discovering Computers and Microsoft Word Comprehensive Concepts and Techniques. She is a certified Microsoft Word Expert. Misty also was a tenured associate professor in the Information Systems and Computer Programming department at Purdue University Calumet and has worked as a consultant for a variety of businesses.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Computers Special Feature: Timeline 2006 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 Special Feature: Personal Mobile Devices 6. Output Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology 7. Storage 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2006 9. Communications and Networks 10. Database Management 11. Computer Security, Ethics, and Privacy Special Feature: Computer Forensics 12. Information System Development 13. Programming Languages and Program Development 14. Enterprise Computing Special Feature: Enterprise Order Processing: A Case Study 15. Computer Careers and Certification Special Feature: Digital Entertainment Appendices A: Coding Schemes and Number Systems B: Quiz Yourself Answers C: Computer Acronyms