Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition

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When you think about how far and fast computer science has progressed in recent years, it's not hard to conclude that a seven-year old handbook may fall a little short of the kind of reference today's computer scientists, software engineers, and IT professionals need.

With a broadened scope, more emphasis on applied computing, and more than 70 chapters either new or significantly revised, the Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition is exactly the kind of reference you need. This rich collection of theory and practice fully characterizes the current state of the field and conveys the modern spirit, accomplishments, and direction of computer science.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

Coverage that reaches across all 11 subject areas of the discipline as defined in Computing Curricula 2001, now the standard taxonomy
More than 70 chapters revised or replaced
Emphasis on a more practical/applied approach to IT topics such as information management, net-centric computing, and human computer interaction
More than 150 contributing authors--all recognized experts in their respective specialties
New chapters on:
cryptography computational chemistry computational astrophysics human-centered software development
cognitive modeling transaction processing data compression
scripting languages event-driven programming
software architecture
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2752 pages
  • 188 x 256 x 76mm | 2,621.8g
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 138 Tables, black and white; 835 Illustrations, black and white
  • 158488360X
  • 9781584883609

Table of contents

Computer Science: The Discipline and Its Impact, Allen B. Tucker and Peter Wegner
Ethical Issues for Computer Scientists, Deborah G. Johnson and Keith W. Miller

Basic Techniques for Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Edward M. Reingold
Data Structures, Roberto Tamassia and Bryan M. Cantrill
Complexity Theory, Eric W. Allender, Michael C. Loui, and Kenneth W. Regan
Formal Models and Computability, Tao Jiang, Ming Li, and Bala Ravikumar
Graph and Network Algorithms, Samir Khuller and Balaji Raghavachari
Algebraic Algorithms, Angel Diaz, Erich Kaltofen, and Victor Y. Pan
Cryptography, Jonathan Katz
Parallel Algorithms, Guy E. Blelloch and Bruce M. Maggs
Computational Geometry, D.T. Lee
Randomized Algorithms, Rajeev Motwani and Prabhakar Raghavan
Pattern Matching and Text Compression Algorithms, Maxime Crochemore and Thierry Lecroq
Genetic Algorithms, Stephanie Forrest
Combinatorial Optimization, Vijay Chandru and M.R. Rao

Digital Logic, Miriam Leeser
Digital Computer Architecture, David R. Kaeli
Memory Systems, Douglas G. Burger, James R. Goodman, and Gurindar S. Sohi
Buses, Windsor W. Hsu and Jih-Kwon Peir
Input/Output Devices and Interaction Techniques, Ken Hinckley, Robert J.K. Jacob, and Colin Ware
Secondary Storage Systems, Alexander Thomasian
High-Speed Computer Arithmetic, Earl E. Swartzlander Jr.
Parallel Architectures, Michael J. Flynn and Kevin W. Rudd
Architecture and Networks, Robert S. Roos
Fault Tolerance, Edward J. McCluskey and Subhasish Mitra

Geometry-Grid Generation, Bharat K. Soni and Nigel P. Weatherill
Scientific Visualization, William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig, M. Pauline Baker, and Colleen Bushell
Computational Structural Mechanics, Ahmed K. Noor
Computational Electromagnetics, J.S. Shang
Computational Fluid Dynamics, David A. Caughey
Computational Ocean Modeling, Lakshmi Kantha and Steve Piacsek
Computational Chemistry, Frederick J. Heldrich, Clyde R. Metz, Henry Donato, Kristin D. Krantzman, Sandra Harper, Jason S. Overby, and Gamil A. Guirgis
Computational Astrophysics, Jon Hakkila, Derek Buzasi, and Robert J. Thacker
Computational Biology, David T. Kingsbury

Overview of Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics, Donald H. House
Geometric Primitives, Alyn P. Rockwood
Advanced Geometric Modeling, David S. Ebert
Mainstream Rendering Techniques, Alan Watt and Steve Maddock
Sampling, Reconstruction, and Antialiasing, George Wolberg
Computer Animation, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann and Daniel Thalmann
Volume Visualization, Arie Kaufman and Klaus Mueller
Virtual Reality, Steve Bryson
Computer Vision, Daniel Huttenlocher

The Organizational Contexts of Development and Use, Jonathan Grudin and M. Lynne Markus
Usability Engineering, Jakob Nielsen
Task Analysis and the Design of Functionality, David Kieras
Human-Centered System Development, Jennifer Tucker and Abby Mackness
Graphical User Interface Programming, Brad A. Myers
Multimedia, James L. Alty
Computer-Supported CollaborativeWork, Fadi P. Deek and James A. McHugh
Applying International Usability Standards, Wolfgang Dzida

Data Models, Avi Silberschatz, Henry F. Korth, and S. Sudarshan
Tuning Database Design for High Performance, Dennis Shasha and Philippe Bonnet
Access Methods, Betty Salzberg and Donghui Zhang
Query Optimization, Yannis E. Ioannidis
Concurrency Control and Recovery, Michael J. Franklin
Transaction Processing, Alexander Thomasian
Distributed and Parallel Database Systems, M. Tamer Ozsu and Patrick Valduriez
Multimedia Databases: Analysis, Modeling, Querying, and Indexing, Vincent Oria, Ying Li, and Chitra Dorai
Database Security and Privacy, Sushil Jajodia

Logic-Based Reasoning for Intelligent Systems, James J. Lu and Erik Rosenthal
Qualitative Reasoning, Kenneth D. Forbus
Search, D. Kopec, T.A. Marsland, and J.L. Cox
Understanding Spoken Language, Stephanie Seneff and Victor Zue
Decision Trees and Instance-Based Classifiers, J. Ross Quinlan
Neural Networks, Michael I. Jordan and Christopher M. Bishop
Planning and Scheduling, Thomas Dean and Subbarao Kambhampati
Explanation-Based Learning, Gerald DeJong
Cognitive Modeling, Eric Chown
Graphical Models for Probabilistic and Causal Reasoning, Judea Pearl
Robotics, Frank L. Lewis, John M. Fitzgerald, and Kai Liu

Network Organization and Topologies, William Stallings
Routing Protocols, Radia Perlman
Network and Internet Security, Steven Bellovin
Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Katherine G. Herbert, Jason T.L. Wang, and Jianghui Liu
Data Compression, Z. Rahman
Security and Privacy, Peter G. Neumann
Malicious Software and Hacking, David Ferbrache and Stuart Mort
Authentication, Access Control, and Intrusion Detection, Ravi S. Sandhu and Pierangela Samarati

What Is an Operating System?, Raphael Finkel
Thread Management for Shared-Memory Multiprocessors, Thomas E. Anderson, Brian N. Bershad, Edward D. Lazowska and Henry M. Levy
Process and Device Scheduling, Robert D. Cupper
Real-Time and Embedded Systems, John A. Stankovic
Process Synchronization and Interprocess Communication, Craig E. Wills
Virtual Memory, Peter J. Denning
Secondary Storage and Filesystems, Marshall Kirk McKusick
Overview of Distributed Operating Systems, Sape J. Mullender
Distributed and Multiprocessor Scheduling, Steve J. Chapin and Jon B. Weissman
Distributed File Systems and Distributed Memory, T.W. Doeppner Jr.

Imperative Language Paradigm, Michael J. Jipping and Kim Bruce
The Object-Oriented Language Paradigm, Raimund Ege
Functional Programming Languages, Benjamin Goldberg
Logic Programming and Constraint Logic Programming, Jacques Cohen
Scripting Languages, Robert E. Noonan and William L. Bynum
Event-Driven Programming, Allen B. Tucker and Robert E. Noonan
Concurrent/Distributed Computing Paradigm, Andrew P. Bernat and Patricia Teller
Type Systems, Luca Cardelli
Programming Language Semantics, David A. Schmidt
Compilers and Interpreters, Kenneth C. Louden
Runtime Environments and Memory Management, Robert E. Noonan and William L. Bynum

Software Qualities and Principles, Carlo Ghezzi, Mehdi Jazayeri, and Dino Mandrioli
Software Process Models, Ian Sommerville
Traditional Software Design, Steven A. Demurjian Sr.
Object-Oriented Software Design, Steven A. Demurjian Sr. and Patricia J. Pia
Software Testing, Gregory M. Kapfhammer
Formal Methods, Jonathan P. Bowen and Michael G. Hinchey
Verification and Validation, John D. Gannon
Development Strategies and Project Management, Roger S. Pressman
Software Architecture, Stephen B. Seidman
Specialized System Development, Osama Eljabiri and Fadi P. Deek

Appendix A: Professional Societies in Computing
Appendix B: The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Appendix C: Standards-Making Bodies and Standards
Appendix D: Common Languages and Conventions

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Due to the great response to the famous Computer Science Handbook edited by Allen B. Tucker, ... in 2004 Chapman & Hall/CRC published a second edition of this comprehensive reference book. Within more than 70 chapters, every one new or significantly revised, one can find any kind of information and references about computer science one can imagine. ... All in all, there is absolute nothing about computer science that can not be found in the encyclopedia with its 110 survey articles ...
-Christoph Meinel, Zentralblatt MATH
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