ISBN 9788176566636,Foundation of Computing (W/CD)

Foundation of Computing (W/CD)



BPB Publications

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9788176566636

ISBN-10 8176566632


Number of Pages 1064 Pages
Language (English)


This new edition of the popular Foundations of Computing book is designed to provide its readers with sound concepts and knowledge of Computers and Information Technology. Its chapters and their contents are chosen carefully to introduce the readers to important concepts in Computer Science (CS). Computer Applications (CA) and Information Technology (IT) through a single book. East chapter addresses fundamental concepts, popular technologies and current state-of-the-art topics. Complete with numerous illustrative diagrams, practical examples, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter questions and glossary of important terms. It is suitable for use as a textbook for various foundation course taught in Bachelor?s, Master?s, Diploma and Certificate programs in Computer Science (CS), Computer Applications (CA), and Information Technology (IT). It provides an idea of some such courses offered in BE (CS), BE (IT), B.Tech (CS), B.Tech (IT), BCA, BCS, B.Sc. (IT), MCA, MCS, MCM, M.Sc. (IT), DCA, PGDCA, C-DAC?s Diploma Programs, DOEACC Certificate Courses, etc. Textbook Style of Presentation and Lecture notes CD included with the book make it suitable for use as a textbook for such courses. Students and IT Professionals will find it suitable for use as a reference book as well. Candidates preparing for various Entrance Tests and Competitive Examinations will also find it suitable for preparing for potions on CS, CA and IT. 

The Book covers major concepts and courses in the field, including:

  • Foundation of Computers Database, Data Warehousing and Data

  • Mining

  • Digital Systems Design Data Communication & Computer

  • Networks

  • Computer Architecture Internet and Web Technology

  • Algorithms & Data Structures Information Security

  • Fundamentals of Programming Computer Applications & Services

  • System Analysis & Design Modern Trends in IT and many more???. Operating Systems

Readers will find this new edition more useful than previous editions:

  • New topics and classifications are added to various chapters, introducing readers to newer frontiers in computing

  • Several new chapters are added on readers? feedback

  • A Lecture Notes CD is included with the book for more effective teaching & learning

  • An Indicative Course Guide is included to enable formulation and teaching of various foundation courses in computing from the book.

  • Layout is improved to make the contents attractive and lucid to read.

  • Size of the book is made handy.

About Lecture Notes CD
Need for Lecture notes in the form of presentation slides, is an important feedback received from many Faculty members. It contains chapter-wise presentation slides covering the main points of each chapter in the book. It is not a substitute for the textbook. They complement each other. Hence real benefits can be derived when the book and lecture notes are used.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Characteristics, Evolution, And Classification of Computers

  • Chapter 2: Internal Data Representation in Computers

  • Chapter 3: Digital Systems Design

  • Chapter 4: Computer Architecture

  • Chapter 5: Secondary Storage

  • Chapter 6: Input- Output Devices

  • Chapter 7: Software

  • Chapter 8: Planning the Computer Program

  • Chapter 9: Programming Languages

  • Chapter 10: Operating Systems

  • Chapter 11: Data Management And Information Retrieval

  • Chapter 12: Data Communications and Computer Networks

  • Chapter 13: The Internet

  • Chapter 14: Multimedia Computing

  • Chapter 15: Information Security

  • Chapter 16: Application Domains

  • Glossary

  • Index

  • Notes