How Computers Work

Author: Ron White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer engineering

Page: 421

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Includes Pentium III and MMX processors, fingerprint and voice recognition, notebook and palm computers, MP3 music and digital audio ..."

How Computers Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789717283

Category: Computer science

Page: 324

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This illustrated computer anatomy book is filled with basic, useful information on the workings of a computer and the advanced technology that is making the computer a part of everyday life. This edition includes coverage of new technologies, like portable hard drives and sophisticated graphics controllers, and an updated CD-ROM which takes the reader inside their computer.

How Computers Work

Processor and Main Memory

Author: Roger Young

Publisher: How Computers Work

ISBN: 1442113987

Category: Computers

Page: 152

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Computers are the most complex machines that have ever been created. This book will tell you how they work, and no technical knowledge is required. It explains in great detail the operation of a simple but functional computer. Although transistors are mentioned, relays are used in the example circuitry for simplicity. Did you ever wonder what a bit, a pixel, a latch, a word (of memory), a data bus, an address bus, a memory, a register, a processor, a timing diagram, a clock (of a processor), an instruction, or machine code is? Unlike most explanations of how computers work which are a lot of analogies or require a background in electrical engineering, this book will tell you precisely what each of them is and how each of them works without requiring any previous knowledge of computers, programming, or electronics. This book starts out very simple and gets more complex as it goes along, but everything is explained. The processor and memory are mainly covered.

How Networks Work

Author: Frank J. Derfler,Les Freed

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789732323

Category: Computers

Page: 233

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A stunning, four-color illustrated book takes readers through the inner-workings of network systems.

How Software Works

The Magic Behind Encryption, CGI, Search Engines, and Other Everyday Technologies

Author: V. Anton Spraul

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277172

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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We use software every day to perform all kinds of magical, powerful tasks. It's the force behind stunning CGI graphics, safe online shopping, and speedy Google searches. Software drives the modern world, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many. How Software Works explains how computers perform common-yet-amazing tasks that we take for granted every day. Inside you'll learn: –How data is encrypted –How passwords are used and protected –How computer graphics are created –How video is compressed for streaming and storage –How data is searched (and found) in huge databases –How programs can work together on the same problem without conflict –How data travels over the Internet How Software Works breaks down these processes with patient explanations and intuitive diagrams so that anyone can understand—no technical background is required, and you won't be reading through any code. In plain English, you'll examine the intricate logic behind the technologies you constantly use but never understood. If you've ever wondered what really goes on behind your computer screen, How Software Works will give you fascinating look into the software all around you.

But how Do it Know?

The Basic Principles of Computers for Everyone

Author: J. Clark Scott

Publisher: John C Scott

ISBN: 0615303765

Category: Computers

Page: 222

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This book thoroughly explains how computers work. It starts by fully examining a NAND gate, then goes on to build every piece and part of a small, fully operational computer. The necessity and use of codes is presented in parallel with the apprioriate pieces of hardware. The book can be easily understood by anyone whether they have a technical background or not. It could be used as a textbook.

How Macs Work

Author: John Rizzo,K. Daniel Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562764012

Category: Macintosh (Computer)

Page: 228

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How Macs Work helps you not only to understand the jargon, but also marvel at the way technologies mesh to form the Macintosh. This bestseller edition has been updated to cover new models, the latest operating systems, QuickTime and Powerbook Wireless

How Computers Work

The Evolution of Technology

Author: Ron White

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 078974984X

Category: Computers

Page: 361

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Explains the structure and functions of microprocessors, hard drives, disk drives, tape drives, keyboards, CD-ROM, multimedia sound and video, serial ports, mice, modems, scanners, LANs, and printers.

How Computers Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562760946

Category: Computer engineering

Page: 202

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Illustrations graphically dismantle a personal computer and show how it works.

Code

The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638721

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 5132

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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.

How the Internet Works

Author: Preston Gralla

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789717269

Category: Internet

Page: 323

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How does data travel from computer to computer around the world? How can Web sites track users? These questions and more are answered in this book from the successful "How It Works" series. It not only informs the reader how it works, but shows them with easy to follow, four-color visual spreads.

Computer Science Made Simple

Learn how hardware and software work-- and how to make them work for you!

Author: V. Anton Spraul

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307433015

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 7987

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Be smarter than your computer If you don't understand computers, you can quickly be left behind in today's fast-paced, machine-dependent society. Computer Science Made Simple offers a straightforward resource for technology novices and advanced techies alike. It clarifies all you need to know, from the basic components of today’s computers to using advanced applications. The perfect primer, it explains how it all comes together to make computers work. Topics covered include: * hardware * software * programming * networks * the internet * computer graphics * advanced computer concepts * computers in society Look for these Made Simple titles: Accounting Made Simple Arithmetic Made Simple Astronomy Made Simple Biology Made Simple Bookkeeping Made Simple Business Letters Made Simple Chemistry Made Simple Earth Science Made Simple English Made Simple French Made Simple German Made Simple Inglés Hecho Fácil Investing Made Simple Italian Made Simple Keyboarding Made Simple Latin Made Simple Learning English Made Simple Mathematics Made Simple The Perfect Business Plan Made Simple Philosophy Made Simple Physics Made Simple Psychology Made Simple Sign Language Made Simple Spanish Made Simple Spelling Made Simple Statistics Made Simple Your Small Business Made Simple www.broadway.com

Look Inside How Computers Work

Author: Alex Frith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409599043

Category:

Page: 14

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Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustration, and several flaps to lift to find out more about what’s going on in the scene – such as what goes on inside a computer, how programmes organise and sends information around and many many other facts. Learn about the history and gain an understanding of how computers work.

How Do Computers Talk to One Another?

Author: Melissa Abramovitz

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1541510038

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The Internet connects computers across the world. You may have used it to surf the web or e-mail your friends. But how does it work? How can it send information around the globe? Read this book to find out!

How Wireless Works

Author: Preston Gralla,Eric Lindley

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789733443

Category: Computers

Page: 259

View: 5987

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This book features stunning four-colour illustrations, taking readers through the inner-workings of wireless.

Understanding the Digital World

What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security

Author: Brian W. Kernighan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884802

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 758

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The basics of how computer hardware, software, and systems work, and the risks they create for our privacy and security Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world? Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords. Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.

How Linux Works, 2nd Edition

What Every Superuser Should Know

Author: Brian Ward

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275676

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn’t try to hide the important bits from you—it gives you full control of your computer. But to truly master Linux, you need to understand its internals, like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the kernel actually does. In this completely revised second edition of the perennial best seller How Linux Works, author Brian Ward makes the concepts behind Linux internals accessible to anyone curious about the inner workings of the operating system. Inside, you’ll find the kind of knowledge that normally comes from years of experience doing things the hard way. You’ll learn: * How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and System V) * How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes * How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work * How development tools work and relate to shared libraries * How to write effective shell scripts You’ll also explore the kernel and examine key system tasks inside user space, including system calls, input and output, and filesystems. With its combination of background, theory, real-world examples, and patient explanations, How Linux Works will teach you what you need to know to solve pesky problems and take control of your operating system.