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A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science : United States Edition - David Reed

A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science

United States Edition

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This carefully written, balanced book teaches the most important concepts in computing and computer science while providing enough programming depth to enable understanding about how people work with computers. Taking advantage of today's interest in and familiarity with the Web, the book contains experimental problems using Web-based tools; enabling readers to learn the fundamentals of programming by developing their own interactive Web pages. Beginning with an introduction, overview, and the basics of computers, the book proceeds with comprehensive chapters on HTML and Web pages, the Internet, JavaScript and Web page creation, the history of computers, abstraction and user-defined functions, algorithms and programming languages, event-driven programming, conditional execution, data representation, conditional repetition, JavaScript strings, and transistors and integrated circuits. This book can serve as an excellent reference resource for those entering the computer job market: programmers, Web site and Web page designers, and technical support staff.

Introduction and Overview
Computer Basics
HTML and Web Pages
The Internet and the World Wide Web
JavaScript and Dynamic Web Pages
JavaScript Numbers and Expressions
The History of Computers
Abstraction and User-Defined Functions
Algorithms and Programming Languages
Event-Driven Programming
Computer Science as a Discipline
Conditional Execution
Data Representation
Conditional Repetition
Inside the Computer
The von Neumann Architecture
JavaScript Strings
Inside the Computer
Transistors and Integrated Circuits
JavaScript Arrays
Computers and Society
HTML Reference
JavaScript Reference
Browser Basics
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ISBN: 9780130467096
ISBN-10: 013046709X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68