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The Resource What is computer science? : an information security perspective, Daniel Page, Nigel Smart

What is computer science? : an information security perspective, Daniel Page, Nigel Smart

Label
What is computer science? : an information security perspective
Title
What is computer science?
Title remainder
an information security perspective
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Page, Nigel Smart
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable diversity of ideas within the subject of computer science makes it highly rewarding and exciting to study, yet also difficult to describe in essence. This engaging and accessible text addresses the fundamental question: What Is Computer Science? Rather than supplying a brief overview of every relevant topic, the book showcases a set of representative concepts broadly connected by the theme of information security. The presentation of each topic can be treated as a "mini" lecture course, demonstrating how it allows us to solve real problems, as well as how it relates to other subjects. The discussions are further supported by numerous examples and practical hands-on exercises, which together will be sure to whet your appetite for the many fascinating aspects of computer science. Topics and features: Presents a concise introduction to the study of algorithms, and describes how computers work using the example of computer viruses Introduces the concepts of data compression, and error detection and correction Highlights the role of data structures, and how their design can have a profound influence on algorithms that operate on them Explores the topic of web-search, with a specific focus on examples drawn from cryptography and information security Reviews both historic and modern cryptographic schemes, examines how a physical system can leak information, and discusses the idea of randomness Investigates the science of steganography, the hiding of secret data within non-secret data Provides additional supplementary material at an associated website This easy-to-read textbook is an ideal introduction to the study of computer science for students beginning on, or contemplating taking, an undergraduate degree. Teachers wishing to offer a primer on the field will also find the book an excellent educational resource
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Page, Daniel Stephen
Dewey number
004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA76
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smart, Nigel P.
Series statement
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer science
  • Computer security
  • Data encryption (Computer science)
  • Computer science
  • Computer security
  • Data encryption (Computer science)
Label
What is computer science? : an information security perspective, Daniel Page, Nigel Smart
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Part I: Foundations of Computer Science -- Compressing and Correcting Digital Media -- Writing and Comparing Algorithms -- Playing Hide-and-Seek with Virus Scanners -- How Long is a Piece of String? -- Demystifying Web-Search: The Mathematics of PageRank -- Part II: Examples from Information Security -- Using Short Programs to Make and Break Historical Ciphers -- Generation and Testing of Random Numbers -- Safety in Numbers: Modern Cryptography from Ancient Arithmetic -- Hiding a Needle in a Haystack: Concealed Messages -- Picking Digital Pockets
Control code
869222156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319040424
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-04042-4
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869222156
Label
What is computer science? : an information security perspective, Daniel Page, Nigel Smart
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Part I: Foundations of Computer Science -- Compressing and Correcting Digital Media -- Writing and Comparing Algorithms -- Playing Hide-and-Seek with Virus Scanners -- How Long is a Piece of String? -- Demystifying Web-Search: The Mathematics of PageRank -- Part II: Examples from Information Security -- Using Short Programs to Make and Break Historical Ciphers -- Generation and Testing of Random Numbers -- Safety in Numbers: Modern Cryptography from Ancient Arithmetic -- Hiding a Needle in a Haystack: Concealed Messages -- Picking Digital Pockets
Control code
869222156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319040424
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-04042-4
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869222156

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