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By Gerard O'Regan

ISBN-10: 1447123581

ISBN-13: 9781447123583

ISBN-10: 1447159608

ISBN-13: 9781447159605

This energetic and engaging textual content strains the most important advancements in computation – from 3000 B.C. to the current day – in an easy-to-follow and concise demeanour. subject matters and lines: perfect for self-study, supplying many pedagogical good points comparable to chapter-opening key subject matters, bankruptcy introductions and summaries, workouts, and a word list; offers designated info on significant figures in computing, similar to Boole, Babbage, Shannon, Turing, Zuse and Von Neumann; reports the heritage of software program engineering and of programming languages, together with syntax and semantics; discusses the growth of man-made intelligence, with extension to such key disciplines as philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neural networks and cybernetics; examines the effect on society of the advent of the non-public laptop, the realm huge net, and the advance of cell phone expertise; follows the evolution of a couple of significant expertise businesses, together with IBM, Microsoft and Apple.

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