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The Resource Computer science : the hardware, software and heart of it, Edward K. Blum, Alfred V. Aho, editors

Computer science : the hardware, software and heart of it, Edward K. Blum, Alfred V. Aho, editors

Label
Computer science : the hardware, software and heart of it
Title
Computer science
Title remainder
the hardware, software and heart of it
Statement of responsibility
Edward K. Blum, Alfred V. Aho, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It focuses on the deeper aspects of the two recognized subdivisions of Computer Science, Software and Hardware. These subdivisions are shown to be closely interrelated as a result of the stored-program concept. Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It includes certain classical theoretical computer science topics such as Unsolvability (e.g. the halting problem) and Undecidability (e.g. Godel's incompleteness theorem) that treat problems that exist under the Church-Turing thesis of computation. These problem topics explain inherent limits lying at the heart of software, and in effect define boundaries beyond which computer science professionals cannot go beyond. Newer topics such as Cloud Computing are also covered in this book. After a survey of traditional programming languages (e.g. Fortran and C++), a new kind of computer Programming for parallel/distributed computing is presented using the message-passing paradigm which is at the heart of large clusters of computers. This leads to descriptions of current hardware platforms for large-scale computing, such as clusters of as many as one thousand which are the new generation of supercomputers. This also leads to a consideration of future quantum computers and a possible escape from the Church-Turing thesis to a new computation paradigm. The book's historical context is especially helpful during this, the centenary of Turing's birth. Alan Turing is widely regarded as the father of Computer Science, since many concepts in both the hardware and software of Computer Science can be traced to his pioneering research. Turing was a multi-faceted mathematician-engineer and was able to work on both concrete and abstract levels. This book shows how these two seemingly disparate aspects of Computer Science are intimately related. Further, the book treats the theoretical side of Computer Science as well, which also derives from Turing's research. Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It is designed as a professional book for practitioners and researchers working in the related fields of Quantum Computing, Cloud Computing, Computer Networking, as well as non-scientist readers. Advanced-level and undergraduate students concentrating on computer science, engineering and mathematics will also find this book useful
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76
LC item number
.C66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1923-
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  • Blum, E. K.
  • Aho, Alfred V
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  • Computer science
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Informatique
  • Computer science
Label
Computer science : the hardware, software and heart of it, Edward K. Blum, Alfred V. Aho, editors
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Computation: A Brief History Prior to 1900 -- The Heart of Computer Science -- The Software of Computer Science, Computer Programming from Fortran to C++ -- The Hardware of Computer Science -- Operating Systems -- Computer Networks -- High Performance Computing and Communication (HPCC) -- Programming for Distributed Computing -- Databases -- Computer Security: Cryptographic Methods, Public Key Cryptography, RSA, ECC -- Complexity Theory -- Multi-variate (Parameterized) Complexity -- Quantum Computing -- Numerical Thinking in Algorithm Design and Analysis -- Fuzzy Logic and Computer Science -- Statistics of the Field
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768244605
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 468 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461411680
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-1168-0
  • 9786613477262
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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347726
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768244605
Label
Computer science : the hardware, software and heart of it, Edward K. Blum, Alfred V. Aho, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Computation: A Brief History Prior to 1900 -- The Heart of Computer Science -- The Software of Computer Science, Computer Programming from Fortran to C++ -- The Hardware of Computer Science -- Operating Systems -- Computer Networks -- High Performance Computing and Communication (HPCC) -- Programming for Distributed Computing -- Databases -- Computer Security: Cryptographic Methods, Public Key Cryptography, RSA, ECC -- Complexity Theory -- Multi-variate (Parameterized) Complexity -- Quantum Computing -- Numerical Thinking in Algorithm Design and Analysis -- Fuzzy Logic and Computer Science -- Statistics of the Field
Control code
768244605
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 468 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461411680
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-1168-0
  • 9786613477262
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
347726
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768244605

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