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Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Third Edition
  • Authored by: Harry Henderson
  • From the Series: Science Encyclopedia
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  • ISBN-10: 1438163177
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-6317-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2017
  • Dewey Number: 004.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 592

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:

"The writing style is straightforward...will serve well in public and secondary-school libraries and college libraries serving lower-level computer-science students."—Booklist

"...an excellent introduction to the technical and social aspects of computer science. Entries are clearly written and accessible...Highly recommended."—Choice

"...an excellent encyclopedia...a valuable resource..."—American Reference Books Annual

"One of the most user-friendly and enlightening books for field outsiders, this handy volume promotes clear understanding of a complex subject. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

Innovations in computer science and technology are proceeding at a breakneck pace in areas from Internet commerce to handheld devices to robotics. Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Third Edition presents accurate and comprehensive information available about this vital area that is accessible both to the professional and layperson.

Covering much more than basic computer commands and procedures, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Third Edition summarizes how technology has developed, the future of computer programs and applications, and the significance of computer components, featuring hundred of entries that detail distinct contributions in computer development, hardware, operating systems, and networking. Major corporations and organizations in the field are also covered.

Entries include:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • BASIC
  • Blogs and blogging
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer-aided instruction (CAI)
  • Cooperative processing
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Data mining
  • Electronic voting systems
  • Fiber optics
  • Fuzzy logic in computer science
  • Identity theft
  • Mashups
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Neural interfaces
  • Online job searching and recruiting
  • Pascal
  • Phishing and spoofing
  • Podcasting
  • Ivan Edward Sutherland
  • Alan Mathison Turing
  • Virtualization
  • Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP)
  • Wikis and Wikipedia
  • Steve Wozniak

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About the Author(s)

Harry Henderson is an educational and technical editor and writer specializing in the areas of mathematics and computer science. He is also the author of many other Facts On File and Chelsea House titles, including Modern Robotics; Modern Mathematicians; Artificial Intelligence; and Nuclear Physics.

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