Computing Science

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The objective of this book is to provide a grounding in all the major aspects of computing taken from the stand point of how computing was in the early 1980s. Whilst some of the sections are out of date, they have value in putting modern day computing into perspective. Other sections have value in that the basic principles are still valid. The book has five sections.

[b]Principles of computing[/b] explores the concepts of computing including hardware, software and algorithms; data such as binary coding, floating point numbers and self-checking codes; data structures including strings, arrays, stacks, queues, lists and trees; computer arithmetic and Boolean logic.

[b]Computer hardware[/b] considers logic circuits, computer structure, processor architecture, processor operation, advanced processor features, peripheral devices and processor case studies.

[b]Computer software[/b] takes a look at assembly languages, assemblers, high level languages, high level language case studies, compilers and interpreters, operating systems, operating system case studies and other systems software.

[b]Computer applications[/b] describes the principles of data processing including real-time systems, database systems and flowcharts; files including sorting, merging and searching; databases, data communication, applications case studies, the computing industry and data processing personnel.

[b]Computing in context[/b] puts computing in perspective and looks at the future of computing as seen from 1981.

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