Computers and Information Processing

Computers and Information Processing

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This fourth edition has been updated to reflect recent developments in the 1990s. It integrates coverage of micros, minis and mainframe computers throughout; there is one programming chapter. Students are offered an understanding of computer usage, and ethical aspects of computers in society.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 178 x 235mm | 986g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • International 2 Revised ed
  • appendices
  • 0130822574
  • 9780130822574

Table of contents

Introduction to the world of computers: what are they? and how do they affect us?; the computing system: in a nutshell; input/output media and devices: what goes in and what comes out; primary and secondary storage, and file processing: the computer's file cabinet; the processor unit: from the mainframe to the microcomputer; data communications: bringing the world closer together; the operating system: the commander-in-chief; packaged software: wordprocessing and desktop publishing; more packaged software: from the spreadsheet to graphics and beyond; database and data structures: let's get organised; introduction to computer programming: designing and implementing a solution; systems analysis and design: putting it all together; information systems: who wants to know?; computer careers: where do you fit?; computers, down the road: a glimpse at what might be.show more