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Mastering Computing : Palgrave Masters Series (Computing) - William J. Buchanan

Mastering Computing

Palgrave Masters Series (Computing)

Paperback Published: 15th July 2002
ISBN: 9780333748060
Number Of Pages: 442
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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Computing is an area which continues to grow each year. This book covers the
main areas of computing, including programming, computer hardware, operating systems, the Internet, data communications and networking. It uses practical examples to show basic concepts, is packed full of diagrams showing important principles, and contains multiple-choice questions to test knowledge and understanding. The book uses a readable style, and is aimed at students studying for Advanced GNVQ, A-level, HND and BSc courses.

'This is an up-to-date general, in-depth introduction to computing covering a broad spectrum of crucial areas.' - The Bookseller

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Computer basicsp. 9
Operating systemsp. 31
Processes and schedulingp. 45
Distributed elementsp. 70
Distributed processing and file systemsp. 81
Data communicationsp. 116
Compressionp. 140
Introduction to networksp. 172
Networking typesp. 194
Internet Protocolp. 215
TCP/UDPp. 243
Encryptionp. 270
Securityp. 290
Intelligence, agents and the futurep. 310
Databases and data storagep. 334
Programmingp. 353
WWW and WWW programmingp. 385
Electronic mailp. 413
Multimediap. 419
Indexp. 429
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ISBN: 9780333748060
ISBN-10: 0333748069
Series: Palgrave Masters Series (Computing)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 15th July 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 19.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1