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Exploring Computer Hardware


Computer hardware with all its technical jargon can be baffling, even for the moderately experienced user. This book cuts through the jargon to show that computer hardware isn’t so complicated after all and can be easily understood by anyone.

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Back to Store SKU: 9781913151652 Category: Product ID: 13161


Bits, bytes, logic, RAM, CPUs, hard drives and SSD drives. Master the geeky acronyms and simplify computer hardware & terminology with ease. This book is great for beginners or a basic computing class.

Exploring Computer Hardware looks at:

  • The microcomputer, mainframes and super computers
  • Hardware components
  • CPU architecture, instructions sets, and the fetch execute cycle
  • Computer ports and plugs
  • Network topologies, LANs, WANs, MANs, fibre optics and ethernet
  • WiFi and Cellular networks
  • The internet: email, the cloud, the world-wide web
  • IP Addressing, web servers, DNS servers and DHCP servers
  • TCP/IP model, OSI model, ports, sockets
  • Logic gates, binary arithmetic, two’s complement, floating point, hexadecimal, and base conversions
  • Data Storage: bits, bytes, kilo bytes, kibi bytes, megabytes…
  • Data compression, encryption, sort, and search algorithms, and more

Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using photography, illustrations, video demos, and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to computer hardware.

Additional information

Weight 0.408 g
Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 cm