Computer Science Handbook

Computer Science Handbook

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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 architectureshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 2752 pages
  • 188 x 256 x 76mm | 2,621.8g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 835 black & white illustrations, 138 black & white tables
  • 158488360X
  • 9781584883609

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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 MATHshow more

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 SECTION I: ALGORITHMS AND COMPLEXITY 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 SECTION II: ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION 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 SECTION III: COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE 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 SECTION IV: GRAPHICS AND VISUAL COMPUTING 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 SECTION V: HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION 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 SECTION VI: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 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 SECTION VII: INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS 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 SECTION VIII: NET-CENTRIC COMPUTING 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 SECTION IX: OPERATING SYSTEMS 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. SECTION X: PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES 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 SECTION XI: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 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 Indexshow more

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