Study Guide to Accompany Computers Data and Processing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122090219, 9781483264387

Study Guide to Accompany Computers Data and Processing

1st Edition

Authors: Harvey M. Deitel Barbara Deitel
eBook ISBN: 9781483264387
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1985
Page Count: 256
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Study Guide to Accompany Computer and Data Processing provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of computers and computer technology. This book presents the key benefits of using computers.

Organized into five parts encompassing 19 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the evolution of modern computing systems from the earliest mechanical calculating devices to microchips. This text then introduces computer hardware and describes the processor. Other chapters describe how microprocessors are made and describe the physical operation of computers. This book discusses as well how computers present their outputs and explains the storage and retrieval of massive amounts of computer-accessible information from secondary storage devices. The final chapter discusses the use of computers in the transportation systems and the ways in which they make possible other innovations in transportation.

This book is a valuable resource for computer scientists, systems analysts, computer programmers, mathematicians, historians, computer specialists, and students.

Table of Contents


Part One: Introduction

1. The Information Revolution

2. The Evolution of Computers

Part Two: Hardware

3. The Processor

4. Input: Gateway to the Computer

5. Output: Getting Results from the Computer

6. Secondary Storage

7. Data Communications

Part Three: Software

8. Structured Programming

9. Programming Languages

10. Structured Systems Analysis and Design; Systems Acquisition

11. Database Management Systems, Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems

12. Operating Systems

Part Four: Computers in Business

13. Personal Computing

14. Office Automation

15. Electronic Funds Transfer Systems, Security, Privacy, and Computer Crime

Part Five: Computers in Society

16. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

17. Computers and Medicine

18. Computers and the Handicapped

19. Computers and Transportation


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