Computer Confluence

Computer Confluence : Exploring Tomorrow's Technology

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Computer Confluence is more than a textbook! It is the confluence of three information sources: an illustrated textbook, a multimedia CD-ROM, and an up-to-the-minute website. It goes beyond computer concepts and explores the promises and problems of information technology, how it affects people and society, and the future. Once again, George Beekman thoroughly integrates his text with an unparalleled media package for valuable learning package. Computer Confluence also integrates technology throughout the text in order to familiarize anyone new to more

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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 1,179.33g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130882372
  • 9780130882370

Table of contents

I. APPROACHING COMPUTERS: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Communication. 2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box. 3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals. 4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine. II. USING COMPUTERS: ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS. 5. Working with Words. 6. Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation. 7. Graphics, Hypermedia, and Multimedia. 8. Database Applications and Implications. III. EXPLORING WITH COMPUTERS: NETWORKS AND GATEWAYS. 9. Networking and Telecommunication. 10. From Internet to Information Infrastructure. IV. MASTERING COMPUTERS: ISSUES, ALGORITHMS, AND INTELLIGENCE. 11. Computer Security and Risks. 12. Systems Design and Development. 13. Is Artificial Intelligence Real? V. LIVING WITH COMPUTERS: INFORMATION AGE IMPLICATIONS. 14. Computers at Work. 15. Computers at School and Home. 16. Inventing the Future. Appendix: Correlation Guide to the ACM. Appendix: Code of more

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