Introduction to the History of Computing: A Computing History Primer (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science) 1st ed. 2016 Edition

Book details

  • File Size: 9.42 MB
  • Format: pdf
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2016 edition (June 21, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 21, 2016
  • Sold by: Services LLC
  • Language: English

Tracing the story of computing from Babylonian counting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of computing, together with discussion exercises to stimulate deeper investigation into this fascinating area. Features: provides chapter introductions, summaries, key topics, and review questions; includes an introduction to analogue and digital computers, and to the foundations of computing; examines the contributions of ancient civilisations to the field of computing; covers the first digital computers, and the earliest commercial computers, mainframes and minicomputers; describes the early development of the integrated circuit and the microprocessor; reviews the emergence of home computers; discusses the creation of the Internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the rise of social media; presents a short history of telecommunications, programming languages, operating systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and databases.

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