Computer Hardware: The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Computer Hardware (Computer Fundamentals Book 4)
Bits, bytes, RAM, CPUs, hard drives and DVD drives. Master the geeky acronyms and simplify computer hardware & terminology with ease.Computer hardware with all its technical jargon can be baffling, even for the moderately experienced user. This book cuts through the jargon to show that computer hardware isn't so complicated after all and can be easily understood by anyone.
- This book is great for beginners, a basic computing class, or someone looking to buy a computer.
- Step-by-step, visual approach to help you quickly decode the jargon
- Plenty of illustrated screenshots and photographs to help you
- Presented in an easy and simple to read format.
- Understanding computer specifications often displayed in computer stores and online
- General hardware concepts and what's inside the case
- Hardware components: CPUs, RAM, Hard Drives, Portable Drives, video cards and memory cards
- Data Storage: bits, bytes, kilo bytes, mega bytes, giga bytes and tera bytes
- Computer ports: VGA, HDMI, DVI, USB 2&3, FireWire, RJ45 ethernet, eSATA and more
- Different types of computer: desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets, hybrids and supercomputers
- Computer peripherals: laser and inkjet printers Types of computer networks,
- The internet, email, the cloud and the world-wide web
- and more..
Publication date: 03/08/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 133 pages
What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/11/2000Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, The Elements of Computing Systems gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as its comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.Indeed, the best way to understand how computers work is to build one from scratch, and this textbook leads students through twelve chapters and projects that gradually build a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up. In the process, the students gain hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Using this constructive approach, the book exposes a significant body of computer science knowledge and demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture.Designed to support one- or two-semester courses, the book is based on an abstraction-implementation paradigm; each chapter presents a key hardware or software abstraction, a proposed implementation that makes it concrete, and an actual project. The emerging computer system can be built by following the chapters, although this is only one option, since the projects are self-contained and can be done or skipped in any order. All the computer science knowledge necessary for completing the projects is embedded in the book, the only pre-requisite being a programming experience.The book's web site provides all tools and materials necessary to build all the hardware and software systems described in the text, including two hundred test programs for the twelve projects. The projects and systems can be modified to meet various teaching needs, and all the supplied software is open-source.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 01/25/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 344 pages
The Evolution of Technology Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and technology. In this new edition, you’ll find detailed information not just about PCs, but about how changes in technology have evolved the giant, expensive computer dinosaurs of last century into the smaller but more powerful smartphones, tablets, and wearable computing of today. Whether your interest is in business, gaming, digital photography, entertainment, communications, or security, you’ll learn how computing is evolving the way you live. A full-color, illustrated adventure into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY This full-color, fully illustrated guide to the world of technology assumes nothing and explains everything. Only the accomplished and award-winning team of writer Ron White and artist Tim Downs has the unique ability to meld descriptive text with one-of-a-kind visuals to fully explain how the electronic gear we depend on every day is made possible. In addition to all the content you’ve come to expect from prior editions, this newly revised edition includes all-new coverage of topics such as: • How smartphones and tablet PCs put the power of a desktop computer in your hands–literally • How computing technology is linking our homes, work place, entertainment, and daily communications • How advances such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, eBay, and smartphones are expanding our universe of friends, knowledge, and opportunity • How increased miniaturization leads to new products, such as smartphone, smartwatches, and Google Glass • How computing technology takes advantages of quantum physics and innovations no one even imagined a few years ago For two decades, How Computers Work has helped newbies understand new technology, while hackers and IT pros have treasured it for the depth of knowledge it contains. This is the perfect book about computing to capture your imagination, delight your eyes, and expand your mind, no matter what your technical level! Beautifully detailed illustrations and jargon-free explanations walk you through the technology that is shaping our lives. See the hidden workings inside computers, smartphones, tablets, Google Glass, and the latest tech inventions.
Published by: Que Publishing | Publication date: 11/12/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
LATIN 2018: Theoretical Informatics: 13th Latin American Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 16-19, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th Latin American Symposium on Theoretical Informatics, LATIN 2018, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in April 2018. The 63 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 161 submissions. The Symposium is devoted to different areas in theoretical computer science, including, but not limited to: algorithms (approximation, online, randomized, algorithmic game theory, etc.), analytic combinatorics and analysis of algorithms, automata theory and formal languages, coding theory and data compression, combinatorial algorithms, combinatorial optimization, combinatorics and graph theory, complexity theory, computational algebra, computational biology, computational geometry, computational number theory, cryptology, databases and information retrieval, data structures, formal methods and security, Internet and the web, parallel and distributed computing, pattern matching, programming language theory, and random structures.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 04/20/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 889 pages
NASA Formal Methods: 10th International Symposium, NFM 2018, Newport News, VA, USA, April 17-19, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on NASA Formal Methods, NFM 2018, held in Newport News, VA, USA, in April 2018.The 24 full and 7 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 submissions. The papers focus on formal techniques and other approaches for software assurance, their theory, current capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems during all stages of the software life-cycle.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 04/18/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 470 pages
New Kindle Fire HD Manual: The Complete User Guide With Instructions, Tutorial to Unlock The True Potential of Your Device in 30 Minutes (Feb 2018)
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Publication date: 04/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 69 pages
Architecture of Computing Systems – ARCS 2018: 31st International Conference, Braunschweig, Germany, April 9–12, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems, ARCS 2018, held in Braunschweig, Germany, in April 2018.The 23 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 53 submissions. ARCS has always been a conference attracting leading-edge research outcomes in Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, including a wide spectrum of topics ranging from embedded and real-time systems all the way to large-scale and parallel systems.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 04/15/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 326 pages
How to Build a Computer: Learn How to Build Your Own Computer From Scratch. The Parts, Connecting Everything Together, Installation and More... All You Need to Know on How to Build a PC in One Guide!
Save yourself the headache and learn the right way of building your own PC.• Which parts you need• How to connect it all together• How to Install the operating system • And much more...!
Publication date: 08/12/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 52 pages
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Publication date: 10/16/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 17 pages