Exploring Computer Systems

Exploring Computer Systems

Author: Kevin Wilson


SKU: 978-1-911174-96-7 Category: Product ID: 5640


Bits, bytes, logic, RAM, CPUs, hard drives and SSD drives. Master the geeky acronyms and simplify computer hardware & terminology with ease.

Computer hardware with all its technical jargon can be baffling, even for the moderately experienced user.

  • This book is ideal for a computing course, whether in high school, college or first degree.
  • Step-by-step, visual approach to help you quickly decode the jargon
  • Plenty of full color, illustrated screenshots and photographs to help you
  • Presented in an easy and simple to read format.

This book looks at

  • Computer fundamentals: logic gates, binary arithmetic, hexadecimal, and number base conversions
  • Data compression and encryption
  • Hardware components: CPUs, RAM, Hard Drives, Portable Drives, video cards memory cards, motherboards, and the BIOS
  • Inside the CPU, CPU architecture, instructions sets, and the fetch execute cycle
  • Data Storage: bits, bytes, kilo bytes, megabytes, giga bytes and tera bytes
  • Computer ports: VGA, HDMI, DVI, USB 2&3, FireWire, RJ45 ethernet, eSATA and more
  • Different types of computer: desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets, hybrids and supercomputers
  • Operating systems: process management, memory management, file management
  • Computer Software: applications, system software
  • Computer peripherals: laser and inkjet printers Types of computer networks,
  • Network topologies, LANs, WANs, MANs, fibre optics and ethernet
  • WiFi and Cellular internet connections
  • The internet: email, the cloud, the world-wide web, and packet switching
  • IP Addressing, web servers, DNS servers and DHCP servers, TCP/IP model, OSI model
  • and more…

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

Additional information

Weight 0.408 kg
Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 cm