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For courses in Computer Concepts, Introduction to Computers, Computer Literacy, Introduction to Computer Science, Computers and Society/Computer Science.
This text introduces students to the fundamental concepts in the fields of information systems and computer science by examining how technology works. It first establishes a theoretical foundation, then introduces applications that put the theory into practice. It includes topics such as binary numbers, modeling and distributive systems to take students into the theory behind how and why technology works.
PRELIMINARIES: WHERE WE'RE GOING.1. Computers: A First Look.
I. BUILDING BLOCKS: HOW COMPUTERS WORK.2. Metamorphosis of Information.
II. FOUNDATIONS: APPLYING THE CONCEPTS.8. The Internet and the Web: Worldwide Transformation.
III. EMPOWERMENT: EXTENDING OUR LIMITS.12. Artificial Intelligence and Modeling the Human State.