This book is suitable for use in a university-level first course in computing (CS1), as well as the increasingly popular course known as CS0. It is difficult for many students to master basic concepts in computer science and programming. A large portion of the confusion can be blamed on the complexity of the tools and materials that are traditionally used to teach CS1 and CS2. This textbook was written with a single overarching goal: to present the core concepts of computer science as simply as possible without being simplistic.
"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."
This aims to make the computing principles underlying geographic databases understandable and accessible to current and potential users of such systems. It overviews database system philosophy; describes database concepts eg storage, retrieval, architecture, conceptual modelling, and database querying.It then focuses on the characteristics of GIS, spatial data and spatial databases, concluding with a discussion of current/future research trends.
Discover a contemporary overview of today's computer science with Schneider/Gersting's best-selling INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 8E. This flexible, non-language-specific approach provides a solid foundation in computer science using an algorithm-centered approach that's ideal for the reader's first introduction to the field. Measurable learning objectives and an easy-to-follow hierarchy guide readers through algorithms, hardware, virtual machines, software development, applications of computing, and social issues. Readers connect the dots as the book emphasizes real-life context throughout each chapter. Updates introduce the latest developments concerning privacy, drones, cloud computing, and net neutrality. Visual and hands-on activities let readers experience the fundamentals of today's computer science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.