The Most Complex Machine: A Survey of Computers and Computing

1st Edition

David J. Eck

A K Peters/CRC Press
Published April 27, 2000
Textbook - 464 Pages
ISBN 9781568811284 - CAT# K00707

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This introduction to computers presents the fundamental ideas and principles on which modern computers are built. While used as a text for courses in computer appreciation as well as introductions to computer science, the book has found a wide audience among computer users who wish to understand the basis of the machines that form and transform our society.

What Computers Do • Teaching Silicon to Compute • Building a Computer •†Theoretical Computers • Real Computers • Programming • Subroutines and Recursion • Real Programming Languages • Applications • Cooperating Computers • Graphics • Artificial Intelligence • Answers • The text is supplemented by a web site that gives access to other problems and projects.


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