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Main Title A dictionary of computer science /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Butterfield, A.
Ngondi, Gerard Ekembe,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 942358940
ISBN 9780199688975; 0199688974
Subjects Electronic data processing--Dictionaries ; Computers--Dictionaries ; Computer science--Dictionaries ; Informatik
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QA76.15.D526 2016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/22/2023
ELBR REF QA76.15.D526 2016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/11/2023
Edition Seventh edition.
Collation 627 pages, 5 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Revised edition of A dictionary of computing published in 1983. Includes bibliographical references (page 628).
Contents Notes
Providing comprehensive coverage of computer applications in industry, school, work, education, and the home, this fully revised dictionary is the ideal reference for students, professionals, and anyone who uses computers. Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been renamed A Dictionary of Computer Science, and fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing available. Containing over 6,500 entries and with expanded coverage of multimedia, computer applications, networking, and personal computer science, it is a comprehensive reference work encompassing all aspects of the subject and is as valuable for home and office users as it is indispensable for students of computer science. Terms are defined in a jargon-free and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. The dictionary contains approximately 150 new entries including cloud computing, cross-site scripting, iPad, semantic attack, smartphone, and virtual learning environment. Recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Computer Science companion website, provide valuable further information and the appendices include useful resources such as generic domain names, file extensions, and the Greek alphabet. This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is ideal for students of computer science and the related fields of IT, math, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences. -- Provided by publisher. A Dictionary of Computing -- Computer Graphics (Feature) -- The Anatomy of an Internet Address (Feature) -- Object-oriented Programming (Feature) -- Quantum Computing (Feature) -- SQL (Feature) -- XML (Feature) -- Appendices -- Generic Domain Names -- Country-Code Domain Names -- File Extensions -- Character Set -- Greek Alphabet -- Chronology.