Computing for ordinary mortals (图书, 2013) [Alabama State University Library]
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Computing for ordinary mortals

著者: Robert St Amant
出版商: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Computing isn't only (or even mostly) about hardware and software; it's also about the ideas behind the technology. In Computing for Ordinary Mortals, computer scientist Robert St. Amant explains this "really interesting part" of computing, introducing basic computing concepts and strategies in a way that readers without a technical background can understand and appreciate. Each of the chapters illustrates ideas  再读一些...
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文档类型 图书
所有的著者/提供者: Robert St Amant
ISBN: 9780199775309 0199775303
OCLC号码: 785869544
描述: viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
内容: Getting started --
From mechanical to electronic computers --
Computer architecture : the nuts and bolts --
Algorithms and structured data : solving problems --
Programming : putting plans into action --
Operating systems : working together --
Computer networks : making connections --
Theoretical computer science : pushing boundaries --
Artificial intelligence : being smart --
Human-computer interaction : thinking about people.
责任: Robert St. Amant ; hand drawn illustrations by Stefano Imbert.

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Computing isn't only (or even mostly) about hardware and software; it's also about the ideas behind the technology. In Computing for Ordinary Mortals, computer scientist Robert St. Amant explains this "really interesting part" of computing, introducing basic computing concepts and strategies in a way that readers without a technical background can understand and appreciate. Each of the chapters illustrates ideas from a different area of computing, and together they provide important insights into what drives the field as a whole. St. Amant starts off with an overview of basic concepts as well as a brief history of the earliest computers, and then he traces two different threads through the fabric of computing. One thread is practical, illuminating the architecture of a computer and showing how this architecture makes computation efficient. St. Amant shows us how to write down instructions so that a computer can accomplish specific tasks (programming), how the computer manages those tasks as it runs (in its operating system), and how computers can communicate with each other (over a network). The other thread is theoretical, describing how computers are, in the abstract, machines for solving problems. Some of these ideas are embedded in much of what we do as humans, and thus this discussion can also give us insight into our own daily activities, how we interact with other people, and in some cases even what's going on in our heads. St. Amant concludes with artificial intelligence, exploring the possibility that computers might eventually be capable of human-level intelligence, and human-computer interaction, showing how computers can enrich our lives--and how they fall short.
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"[St. Amant's] stated goal is to provide enough information so anyone, from high school seniors thinking of studying computer science at university to bloggers writing about computer technologies, 再读一些...

 
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