Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Talking with Computers: Explorations in the Science and Technology of Computing (Paperback)
  • Talking with Computers: Explorations in the Science and Technology of Computing (Paperback)
zoom

Talking with Computers: Explorations in the Science and Technology of Computing (Paperback)

(author)
£33.99
Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 15/03/2004
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this lively series of essays, Tom Dean explores interesting fundamental topics in computer science with the aim of showing how computers and computer programs work and how the various subfields of computer science are connected. Along the way, he conveys his fascination with computers and enthusiasm for working in a field that has changed almost every aspect of our daily lives. The essays touch on a wide range of topics, from digital logic and machine language to artificial intelligence and searching the World Wide Web, considering such questions as: * How can a computer learn to recognize junk email? * What happens when you click on a link in a browser? * How can you program a robot to do two things at once? * Are there limits on what computers can do? The author invites readers to experiment with short programs written in several languages. Through these interactions he grounds the models and metaphors of computer science and makes the underlying computational ideas more concrete. The accompanying web site http://www.cs.brown.edu/~tld/talk/ provides easy access to code fragments from the book, tips on finding and installing software, links to online resources, exercises and sample lectures.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521542043
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This type of good sense permeates what is a broad and very readable introduction to aspects of computing, suitable for a fresher or someone considering degree-level study.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
"...an excellent balance of breadth and depth that provides insight for general audiences without boring the specialist...extraordinary...Essential." J. Beidler, University of Scranton, Choice
"... a lively introduction to many topics in computer science." Mario Peruggia, The Ohio State University for The Journal of the American Statistician
"...a lovely introduction..." - Mario Peruggia, Journal of the American Statistical Association

You may also be interested in...

Interaction Design
Added to basket
£53.99
Paperback
UX Strategy
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback
Experience Design
Added to basket
£26.99
Paperback
Information Visualization
Added to basket
Situated Design Methods
Added to basket
About Face
Added to basket
£37.99
Paperback
Human-Computer Interaction
Added to basket
Usability in Government Systems
Added to basket
The Best Interface Is No Interface
Added to basket
Information Architecture, 4e
Added to basket
Designing Connected Products
Added to basket
Bootstrap
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
Added to basket
Superintelligence
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.