Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-139-4
# of Pages: 396
# of Volumes: 1
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Principles of Computer Science

Editor: Donald R. Franceschetti, PhD; The University of Memphis
November 2016

Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of computer science.

This volume in Salem Press' Principles series, Principles of Computer Science provides students with an overview of the fundamentals of this popular field. Designed to provide users with a solid, accessible understanding of the terminology, concepts, and versatility of Computer Science, this title offers a full glossary, helpful visuals, and multiple resources for further study. 

This reference work begins with an introduction to the discipline with a discussion on technological advancement leading to the computer's development from Vacuum Tubes to Digital Processors, including a comprehensive timeline, Nobel Notes on the importance of discoveries in physics, and other accomplishments by key figures in the field. 

Cataloged in alphabetical order, Principles of Computer Science includes a total of 117 entries, from 3D Printing to Workplace Monitoring. Within these entries, readers can expect to learn about related fields, such as Computer and Software Engineering, related to Computer Science; view photographs, diagrams, and charts from significant contributors to the field; and gain access to reading lists to further study in the discipline. Some topics included in the text are:

  • Biometrics
  • 3D Printing
  • CPU Design
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Cryptography
  • Software
  • Internet Privacy
  • Cloud Computing
  • Digital Forensics
  • Mobile Apps
  • Computer Animation
  • Programming

Principles of Computer Science is a helpful tool for students beginning to study computer science. This volume brings together the terms, concepts and applications into one accessible, comprehensive source that will provide a solid foundation for study and growth in the field. A must for all high school and undergraduate computer science programs.

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