Foundations of Computer Science: (with CourseMate and eBook Access)

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Based on the Association for Computing Imagery model curriculum guidelines, Foundations of Computer Science gives students a bird's eye view of Computer Science. This easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate text covers all the fundamentals of computer science required for first year undergraduates embarking on a computing degree.

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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++.


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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