Encyclopedia of Computer Science

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Encyclopedia of Computer Science

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The Encyclopedia of Computer Science remains the definitivereference in the ever–changing field of computing. Now in itsFourth Edition, this influential work provides an unparalleledperspective on the major advances and applications of computertechnology.

Intelligently and thoughtfully organised, the Encyclopediacomprises over 600 revised and updated articles classified aroundnine main themes:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Information and Data
  • Mathematics of Computing
  • Theory of Computation
  • Methodologies
  • Applications
  • Computing Milieux

Encompassing far more than mere definitions, each articleelaborates on a topic giving a remarkable breadth and depth ofcoverage. And a 16–page colour insert highlights advanced computerapplications and computer–generated graphics technology. Throughoutthe work the text is extensively illustrated with diagrams, figuresand photographs.

With contributions from over 300 international experts, theFourth Edition contains over 100 completely new articles rangingfrom artificial life to computer ethics, data mining to Java,mobile computing to quantum computing, and software safety to theWorld Wide Web.

In addition the Encyclopedia contains useful appendicesincluding:

  • A glossary of major terms in English, German, Spanish andRussian
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Computer Science and Engineering research journals
  • Article titles from previous editions not included in the4th edition
  • A Name Index listing almost 3500 individuals cited in thetext
  • A comprehensive General Index with 7000 entries
  • A chronology of significant milestones in computing
  • Computer Society & Academic Computer Science DepartmentListings
  • Numerical Tables, Mathematical Notation and Units ofMeasure

Highly–regarded as an essential resource for computerprofessionals, engineers, mathematicians, students and scientists,the Encyclopedia of Computer Science is a must–havereference for every college, university, business and high–schoollibrary.

Praise for the Encylopedia of Computer Science

The prestige of the Encyclopedia of Computer Scienceeditors and contributors, the depth and breadth of its entries, andthe overall utility of this new edition make this the standardone–volume reference in the field of computer science. –Choice

There is certainly no other single volume that can compare... awork of exceptional scope; the editors are to be congratulated onthe success of what must have been a task of enormousproportions.– PC Update Online

Useful to everyone in the field, including the layperson, thenon–specialist in computer science and related technology, and thespecialist requiring detailed elaboration of a subject related tohis or her profession.– Engineering Societies Library

The illustrations and authoritative entries offer excellentcoverage of the field.– Popular Science

This new edition will remain the reference work of choice forthose seeking information on computers, the computer industry, andcomputer applications.– Booklist

A selection of new topics featured in the 4th Edition of theEncyclopedia of Computer Science:

∗ Artificial Life ∗ Automatic Programming ∗ Biocomputing ∗ C++ ∗Computer Ethics ∗ Computers in fiction ∗ Cyberspace ∗ Data mining ∗Digital Libraries ∗ Electronic Commerce ∗ Internet ∗ Java ∗ Limitsof Computation ∗ Markup Languages ∗ Microsoft ∗ Mobile Computing ∗Pretty Good Privacy ∗ Quantum Computing ∗ Scientific Visualisation∗ Software Safety ∗ Turing Test ∗ World Wide Web

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The Encyclopedia of Computer Science is the definitive reference incomputer science and technology. First published in 1976, it isstill the only single volume to cover every major aspect of thefield. Now in its Fourth Edition, this influential work provides anhistorical timeline highlighting the key breakthroughs in computerscience and technology, as well as clear and concise explanationsof the latest technology and its practical applications. Its uniqueblend of historical perspective, current knowledge and predictedfuture trends has earned it its richly deserved reputation as anunrivalled reference classic.

What sets the Encyclopedia apart from other reference sources isthe comprehensiveness of each of its entries. Encompassing far morethan mere definitions, each article elaborates on a topic giving aremarkable breadth and depth of coverage. The visual impact of thevolume is enhanced with a 16 page colour insert spotlightingadvanced computer applications and computer–generated graphicstechnology. In addition, the text is enlivened with figures,tables, diagrams, illustrations and photographs.
 
With contributions from over 300 international experts, the 4thEdition contains over 100 completely new articles ranging fromartificial life to computer ethics, data mining to Java, mobilecomputing to quantum computing and software safety to the WorldWide Web. In addition, each of the more than 600 articles have beenextensively revised, expanded and updated to reflect the latestdevelopments in computer science and technology.

Intelligently and thoughtfully organised, all the articles areclassified around 9 main themes

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Information and Data
  • Mathematics of Computing
  • Theory of Computation
  • Methodologies
  • Applications
  • Computing Milieux

Within each of these major headings are a wealth of articlesthat provide the reader with concise yet thorough coverage of thetopic. In addition, cross–references are included at the beginningof each article, directing the reader immediately to relatedmaterial.

In addition the Encyclopedia contains useful appendicesincluding:

  • An expanded glossary of major terms in English, German, Spanishand Russian
  • A revised list of abbreviations and acronyms
  • An updated list of computer science and engineering researchjournals
  • A list of articles from previous editions not included in the4th edition
  • A Name Index listing almost 3500 individuals cited in thetext
  • A comprehensive General Index with 7000 entries
  • A chronology of significant milestones
  • Computer Society & Academic Computer Science DepartmentListings
  • Numerical Tables, Mathematical Notation and Units ofMeasure

Highly–regarded as an essential resource for computerprofessionals, engineers, mathematicians, students and scientists,the Encyclopedia of Computer Science is a must–have reference forevery college, university, business and high–school library.

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