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The Analytical Engine: An Introduction to Computer Science Using the Internet

ISBN: 9780534391591 | 0534391591
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Course Technology
Pub. Date: 11/24/2003

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1. A HISTORY OF COMPUTING. Introduction. Origins. Handling the Information Explosion. Generations. Exercises. 2. LOCAL APPLICATIONS. Introduction. Familiar Microworlds. The State of the Art. Implications. Exercises. 3. GLOBAL APPLICATIONS. Introduction. History and Technology. Applications I: E-mail. Applications II: Usenet News. Applications III: The World Wide Web. Implications: An Overview of Internet Issues. Exercises. 4. DESIGNING FOR USE. Introduction. People and Machines. Anatomy of a Page. Essential HTML. Information Structures. XML: Tags of Your Own. XSL: XML Processing. Doing It Right. Exercises. 5. COMPUTER PROGRAMMING. Introduction. HTML and JavaScript. Programming with Forms. Processing Form Data. Control Structures. Functions, Revisited. Objects, Revisited. Exercises. 6. PROGRAM TRANSLATION. Introduction. What the Computer Does. What People Do. Implementing a Language. Exercises. 7. HARDWARE. Introduction. The Gate Level. The Artificial Level. Architecture. Exercises. 8. THEORY OF COMPUTATION. Introduction. Two Ways of Thinking About Programs. Impossible Programs. Exercises. 9. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Introduction. Intelligent Automata. People and Machines. Artificial Skills. Artificial Attributes. Exercises. 10. COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY. Introduction. Through a Glass Darkly. Increased Power. Increased Reliance. Increased Access to Electronic Information. Centralization and Control. Emergent Effects. Exercises.

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