Introduction to the History of Computing: A Computing History Primer (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science)

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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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eBook Details:
Category: Computer Science
Author: Gerard O'Regan
Press: Springer
Language: English
ISBN10: 331933137X
ISBN13: 9783319331379
Pages: 274
PubDate: 2016-06-28 00:00:00
UploadDate: 7/13/2016 2:35:22 pm

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