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Revised and updated with the latest information in the field, the Fifth Edition of best-selling Computer Science Illuminated continues to provide students with an engaging breadth-first overview of computer science principles and provides a solid foundation for those continuing their study in this dynamic and exciting discipline. Authored by two of today's most respected computer science educators, Nell Dale and John Lewis, the text carefully unfolds the many layers of computing from a language-neutral perspective, beginning with the information layer, progressing through the hardware, programming, operating systems, application, and communication layers, and ending with a discussion on the limitations of computing. Separate program language chapters are available as bundle items for instructors who would like to explore a particular programming language with their students.
Ideal for introductory computing and computer science courses, the fifth edition's thorough presentation of computing systems provides computer science majors with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a comprehensive and complete introduction to computing.
New Features of the Fifth Edition:
- A NEW chapter on computer security provides readers with the latest information on preventing unauthorized access; types of malware and anti-virus software; protecting online information, including data collection issues with Facebook, Google, etc.; security issues with mobile and portable devices; and more.
- A NEW section on cloud computing offers readers an overview of the latest way in which businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices.
- The section on social networks has been rewritten to include up-to-date information, including new data on Google+ and Facebook.
- The sections covering HTML have been updated to include HTML5.
- Revised and updated Did You Know callouts are included in the chapter margins.
- The updated Ethical Issues at the end of each chapter have been revised to tie the content to the tenth strand recommended by the ACM, which stresses the importance of computer ethics.
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Features & Benefits
Provides a thorough overview of computing systems to prepare computer science majors for further study, yet remains accessible and engaging for non-majors looking for a comprehensive introduction to computing.
Includes revised biographies with photographs, detailing the lives of computer science innovators.
Contains a section on game programming including game design and development as well as ethical issues in gaming.
Answers to the end of chapter exercises
Answers to the optional lab exercises
PowerPoint Lecture Outlines
PowerPoint Image Bank
Every new copy is packaged with full access to the robust Student Companion Website featuring:
Relevant Web Links
Digital Lab Manual
R. Mark Meyer's labs, Explorations in Computer Science
Link to Download Pep/8
Ideal for the undergraduate first course in Computer Science. Typical course titles are:
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Computer Science Fundamentals
- Introduction to Computing
Chapter 1 The Big Picture
Chapter 2 Binary Values and Number Systems
Chapter 3 Data Representation
Chapter 4 Gates and Circuits
Chapter 5 Computing Components
Chapter 6 Low-Level Programming Languages and Pseudocode
Chapter 7 Problem Solving and Algorithms
Chapter 8 Abstract Data Types and Subprograms
Chapter 9 Object-Oriented Design and High-Level Programming Languages
Chapter 10 Operating Systems
Chapter 11 File Systems and Directories
Chapter 12 Information Systems
Chapter 13 Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 14 Simulation, Graphics, Gaming, and Other Applications
Chapter 15 Networks
Chapter 16 The World Wide Web
Chapter 17 Computer Security
Chapter 18 Limitations of Computing
Nell Dale, PhD-University of Texas, Austin
Nell Dale received a B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Houston, a M.A. in Mathematics, from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Nell Dale has been on the faculty at the University of Texas, Austin since 1975. She teaches occasionally but concentrates on computer science education, writing, traveling, tennis, and bridge -- and her family of course.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284055917
- ISBN-13: 9781284028645
- ISBN-13: 9781284025903
John Lewis, PhD-Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
John Lewis is a leading educator and author in the field of computer science. He has written a market-leading textbook on Java software and program design. After earning his undergraduate degree, M.S., and Ph.D. in computer science at Virginia Tech, John joined the faculty of the Department of Computing Sciences at Villanova University. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the University Award for Teaching Excellence and the Goff Award for Outstanding Teaching. His professional interests include object-oriented technologies, multimedia, and software engineering. In addition to his teaching and writing, John actively participates in the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), and finds time to spend with his family or in his workshop.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781449698089
- ISBN-13: 9781449672799