The BCS Glossary of IT and Computing Terms

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9780131479579: The BCS Glossary of IT and Computing Terms

The world of computers is fast-moving and filled with jargon, so keeping up-to-date with the terminology can be daunting.  The eleventh edition of this well-established authoritative glossary assumes no previous computing knowledge and uses simple language and numerous illustrations to guide the reader.

The glossary explains over 3000 computing terms.  Its unique structure links related terms together in such a way that the definitions are always placed in context to help understanding.

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Eleventh edition

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Completely updated to cover new technology areas such as mobile and wireless technology and security issues, this new edition of the BCS Glossary remains THE source for ICT and Computing terminology.

The world of computers is fast-moving and filled with jargon, so keeping up-to-date with the terminology can be daunting. The eleventh edition of this well-established authoritative glossary assumes no previous computing knowledge and uses simple language and numerous illustrations to guide and educate the reader.

The glossary explains over 3000 computing terms. Its unique structure links related terms together in such a way that the definitions are always placed in context to help understanding.

Features:

  • Completely updated to cover new technology areas such as mobile and wireless technology and wider coverage of security issues.
  • Structured around four themes – how computer systems are used; what they are made of; how they are developed; and how they work.
  • Includes over 40 detailed introductions to sections, illustrating how terms may be used in a written context and providing background information on each section.
  • Design allows quick and easy access to terms.
  • Comprehensively indexed.
  • Contains lists of common abbreviations and acronyms.

Comments from earlier editions

"very highly recommended to all those whose activities bring them anywhere within spitting distance of computers."  Physics Bulletin

"A most useful work." University Computing

"A thoroughly useful publication." School Science Review

"Should be available in all schools and tertiary institutions teaching courses in computing or IT." Physics Education

 

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