Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition

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  • Brings all of the material found in the first edition fully up to date
  • Incorporates the explosive growth of the Internet and the increasing importance of subject areas like human-computer interaction and massively parallel computation
  • Identifies key issues at the intersection of the technology and the people it impacts
  • Includes appendices that provide practical information about professional organizations, standards, and languages
  • Highlights best practices as well as emerging research directions
  • Summary

    When you think about how far and fast computer science has progressed in recent years, it's not hard to conclude that a seven-year old handbook may fall a little short of the kind of reference today's computer scientists, software engineers, and IT professionals need.

    With a broadened scope, more emphasis on applied computing, and more than 70 chapters either new or significantly revised, the Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition is exactly the kind of reference you need. This rich collection of theory and practice fully characterizes the current state of the field and conveys the modern spirit, accomplishments, and direction of computer science.

    Highlights of the Second Edition:

    • Coverage that reaches across all 11 subject areas of the discipline as defined in Computing Curricula 2001, now the standard taxonomy
    • More than 70 chapters revised or replaced
    • Emphasis on a more practical/applied approach to IT topics such as information management, net-centric computing, and human computer interaction
    • More than 150 contributing authors--all recognized experts in their respective specialties
    • New chapters on:
      cryptography computational chemistry computational astrophysics human-centered software development
      cognitive modeling transaction processing data compression
      scripting languages event-driven programming
      software architecture

    Table of Contents

    Computer Science: The Discipline and Its Impact, Allen B. Tucker and Peter Wegner
    Ethical Issues for Computer Scientists, Deborah G. Johnson and Keith W. Miller

    Basic Techniques for Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Edward M. Reingold
    Data Structures, Roberto Tamassia and Bryan M. Cantrill
    Complexity Theory, Eric W. Allender, Michael C. Loui, and Kenneth W. Regan
    Formal Models and Computability, Tao Jiang, Ming Li, and Bala Ravikumar
    Graph and Network Algorithms, Samir Khuller and Balaji Raghavachari
    Algebraic Algorithms, Angel Diaz, Erich Kaltofen, and Victor Y. Pan
    Cryptography, Jonathan Katz
    Parallel Algorithms, Guy E. Blelloch and Bruce M. Maggs
    Computational Geometry, D.T. Lee
    Randomized Algorithms, Rajeev Motwani and Prabhakar Raghavan
    Pattern Matching and Text Compression Algorithms, Maxime Crochemore and Thierry Lecroq
    Genetic Algorithms, Stephanie Forrest
    Combinatorial Optimization, Vijay Chandru and M.R. Rao

    Digital Logic, Miriam Leeser
    Digital Computer Architecture, David R. Kaeli
    Memory Systems, Douglas G. Burger, James R. Goodman, and Gurindar S. Sohi
    Buses, Windsor W. Hsu and Jih-Kwon Peir
    Input/Output Devices and Interaction Techniques, Ken Hinckley, Robert J.K. Jacob, and Colin Ware
    Secondary Storage Systems, Alexander Thomasian
    High-Speed Computer Arithmetic, Earl E. Swartzlander Jr.
    Parallel Architectures, Michael J. Flynn and Kevin W. Rudd
    Architecture and Networks, Robert S. Roos
    Fault Tolerance, Edward J. McCluskey and Subhasish Mitra

    Geometry-Grid Generation, Bharat K. Soni and Nigel P. Weatherill
    Scientific Visualization, William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig, M. Pauline Baker, and Colleen Bushell
    Computational Structural Mechanics, Ahmed K. Noor
    Computational Electromagnetics, J.S. Shang
    Computational Fluid Dynamics, David A. Caughey
    Computational Ocean Modeling, Lakshmi Kantha and Steve Piacsek
    Computational Chemistry, Frederick J. Heldrich, Clyde R. Metz, Henry Donato, Kristin D. Krantzman, Sandra Harper, Jason S. Overby, and Gamil A. Guirgis
    Computational Astrophysics, Jon Hakkila, Derek Buzasi, and Robert J. Thacker
    Computational Biology, David T. Kingsbury

    Overview of Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics, Donald H. House
    Geometric Primitives, Alyn P. Rockwood
    Advanced Geometric Modeling, David S. Ebert
    Mainstream Rendering Techniques, Alan Watt and Steve Maddock
    Sampling, Reconstruction, and Antialiasing, George Wolberg
    Computer Animation, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann and Daniel Thalmann
    Volume Visualization, Arie Kaufman and Klaus Mueller
    Virtual Reality, Steve Bryson
    Computer Vision, Daniel Huttenlocher

    The Organizational Contexts of Development and Use, Jonathan Grudin and M. Lynne Markus
    Usability Engineering, Jakob Nielsen
    Task Analysis and the Design of Functionality, David Kieras
    Human-Centered System Development, Jennifer Tucker and Abby Mackness
    Graphical User Interface Programming, Brad A. Myers
    Multimedia, James L. Alty
    Computer-Supported CollaborativeWork, Fadi P. Deek and James A. McHugh
    Applying International Usability Standards, Wolfgang Dzida

    Data Models, Avi Silberschatz, Henry F. Korth, and S. Sudarshan
    Tuning Database Design for High Performance, Dennis Shasha and Philippe Bonnet
    Access Methods, Betty Salzberg and Donghui Zhang
    Query Optimization, Yannis E. Ioannidis
    Concurrency Control and Recovery, Michael J. Franklin
    Transaction Processing, Alexander Thomasian
    Distributed and Parallel Database Systems, M. Tamer Ozsu and Patrick Valduriez
    Multimedia Databases: Analysis, Modeling, Querying, and Indexing, Vincent Oria, Ying Li, and Chitra Dorai
    Database Security and Privacy, Sushil Jajodia

    Logic-Based Reasoning for Intelligent Systems, James J. Lu and Erik Rosenthal
    Qualitative Reasoning, Kenneth D. Forbus
    Search, D. Kopec, T.A. Marsland, and J.L. Cox
    Understanding Spoken Language, Stephanie Seneff and Victor Zue
    Decision Trees and Instance-Based Classifiers, J. Ross Quinlan
    Neural Networks, Michael I. Jordan and Christopher M. Bishop
    Planning and Scheduling, Thomas Dean and Subbarao Kambhampati
    Explanation-Based Learning, Gerald DeJong
    Cognitive Modeling, Eric Chown
    Graphical Models for Probabilistic and Causal Reasoning, Judea Pearl
    Robotics, Frank L. Lewis, John M. Fitzgerald, and Kai Liu

    Network Organization and Topologies, William Stallings
    Routing Protocols, Radia Perlman
    Network and Internet Security, Steven Bellovin
    Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Katherine G. Herbert, Jason T.L. Wang, and Jianghui Liu
    Data Compression, Z. Rahman
    Security and Privacy, Peter G. Neumann
    Malicious Software and Hacking, David Ferbrache and Stuart Mort
    Authentication, Access Control, and Intrusion Detection, Ravi S. Sandhu and Pierangela Samarati

    What Is an Operating System?, Raphael Finkel
    Thread Management for Shared-Memory Multiprocessors, Thomas E. Anderson, Brian N. Bershad, Edward D. Lazowska and Henry M. Levy
    Process and Device Scheduling, Robert D. Cupper
    Real-Time and Embedded Systems, John A. Stankovic
    Process Synchronization and Interprocess Communication, Craig E. Wills
    Virtual Memory, Peter J. Denning
    Secondary Storage and Filesystems, Marshall Kirk McKusick
    Overview of Distributed Operating Systems, Sape J. Mullender
    Distributed and Multiprocessor Scheduling, Steve J. Chapin and Jon B. Weissman
    Distributed File Systems and Distributed Memory, T.W. Doeppner Jr.

    Imperative Language Paradigm, Michael J. Jipping and Kim Bruce
    The Object-Oriented Language Paradigm, Raimund Ege
    Functional Programming Languages, Benjamin Goldberg
    Logic Programming and Constraint Logic Programming, Jacques Cohen
    Scripting Languages, Robert E. Noonan and William L. Bynum
    Event-Driven Programming, Allen B. Tucker and Robert E. Noonan
    Concurrent/Distributed Computing Paradigm, Andrew P. Bernat and Patricia Teller
    Type Systems, Luca Cardelli
    Programming Language Semantics, David A. Schmidt
    Compilers and Interpreters, Kenneth C. Louden
    Runtime Environments and Memory Management, Robert E. Noonan and William L. Bynum

    Software Qualities and Principles, Carlo Ghezzi, Mehdi Jazayeri, and Dino Mandrioli
    Software Process Models, Ian Sommerville
    Traditional Software Design, Steven A. Demurjian Sr.
    Object-Oriented Software Design, Steven A. Demurjian Sr. and Patricia J. Pia
    Software Testing, Gregory M. Kapfhammer
    Formal Methods, Jonathan P. Bowen and Michael G. Hinchey
    Verification and Validation, John D. Gannon
    Development Strategies and Project Management, Roger S. Pressman
    Software Architecture, Stephen B. Seidman
    Specialized System Development, Osama Eljabiri and Fadi P. Deek

    Appendix A: Professional Societies in Computing
    Appendix B: The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
    Appendix C: Standards-Making Bodies and Standards
    Appendix D: Common Languages and Conventions


    Author Bio(s)

    Editorial Reviews

    Due to the great response to the famous Computer Science Handbook edited by Allen B. Tucker, … in 2004 Chapman & Hall/CRC published a second edition of this comprehensive reference book. Within more than 70 chapters, every one new or significantly revised, one can find any kind of information and references about computer science one can imagine. … All in all, there is absolute nothing about computer science that can not be found in the encyclopedia with its 110 survey articles …
    —Christoph Meinel, Zentralblatt MATH


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