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Foundations of Computer Science: From Data Manipulation to Theory of Computation successfully provides students with an overview of the many specializations within the field of computer science. Although many incoming freshman students are familiar with computers, they are often unaware of the broad field of computer science beyond the task of programming. Behrouz Forouzan has developed a five-part approach to introduce students to different aspects of the discipline without overwhelming them with technical detail. These topics include computer and data, computer hardware, computer software, data organization, and advanced topics. Throughout the book, Forouzan emphasizes the concept rather than the mathematical model, and difficult topics are supplemented with visual aids as needed to help students grasp concepts.
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Behrouz A. Forouzan has more than 32 years of electronics and computer science experience in industry and academia. His industry experience includes designing electronic systems. After leaving the industry, he joined De Anza College as a professor of computer science. In addition to this text, he has authored and co-authored nine other textbooks including: Computer Science: A Structured Approach Using C, Computer Science: A Structured Approach Using C++, and Data Structures: A Pseudocode Approach with C++.Review:
1. Introduction PART 1: Computer and Data 2. Number System 3. Storing Data 4. Operations on Data PART 2: Computer Hardware 5. Computer Organizations 6. Computer Networks PART 3: Computer Software 7. Operating Systems 8. Algorithms 9. Programming Languages 10. Software Engineering PART 4: Data Organization 11. Data Structure 12. Abstract Data Type 13. File Structure 14. Databases PART 5: Advanced Topics 15. Data Compression 16. Security 17. Theory of Computation 18. Artificial Intelligent Appendices Appendix A: Unicode Appendix B: UML Appendix C: Pseudocode Appendix D: Structure Chart Appendix E: Logic Circuits Appendix F: Example of Machine Language Appendix G: Example of High-Level Languages Appendix H: Some Mathematical Review
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