The Resource Introduction to the History of Computing : A Computing History Primer, by Gerard O'Regan, (electronic resource)

Introduction to the History of Computing : A Computing History Primer, by Gerard O'Regan, (electronic resource)

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Introduction to the History of Computing : A Computing History Primer
Title
Introduction to the History of Computing
Title remainder
A Computing History Primer
Statement of responsibility
by Gerard O'Regan
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Author
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the story of computing from Babylonian counting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook/reference provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of computing, together with discussion exercises to stimulate deeper investigation into this fascinating area. Topics and features: Provides chapter introductions, summaries and key topics, as well as review questions and a glossary Includes an introduction to analogue and digital computers, and to the foundations of computing Examines the contributions of the ancient Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Islamic civilisations to the field of computing Covers the first digital computers, and the earliest examples of commercial computers, mainframes and minicomputers Describes the invention and early development of the integrated circuit and the microprocessor Reviews the emergence of home computers, and the introduction of the IBM personal computer Discusses the technological revolutions initiated by the creation of the Internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the rise of social media Presents a short history of telecommunications, programming languages, operating systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and databases This engaging and easy-to-read work serves as an introductory textbook for students of computer science interested in the historical basis of the field. The curious reader will also find the book to be ideal as a self-study primer on the origins of the fundamental theory and early applications of the technology which has now become ubiquitous in modern society
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O'Regan, Gerard
Dewey number
004.09
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0
LC call number
QA76.17
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science,
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  • Computer science
  • Technology-History
  • Computer industry
  • History of Computing
  • History of Technology
  • Computers and Society
  • The Computer Industry
Label
Introduction to the History of Computing : A Computing History Primer, by Gerard O'Regan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
What is a Computer? -- Computing in Early Civilizations -- Foundations of Computing -- The First Digital Computers -- The First Commercial Computers -- Early Commercial Computers and the Invention of the Transistor -- The Invention of the Integrated Circuit and the Birth of Silicon Valley -- The IBM System/360 -- Minicomputers and Later Mainframes -- The Microprocessor Revolution -- Home Computers -- The IBM Personal Computer -- A Short History of Telecommunications -- The Internet Revolution -- The Smartphone and Social Media -- History of Programming Languages -- History of Operating Systems -- History of Software Engineering -- History of Artificial Intelligence -- History of Databases
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XXI, 296 p. 103 illus., 53 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319331386
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-33138-6
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000734887
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-33138-6
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000734887
Label
Introduction to the History of Computing : A Computing History Primer, by Gerard O'Regan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a Computer? -- Computing in Early Civilizations -- Foundations of Computing -- The First Digital Computers -- The First Commercial Computers -- Early Commercial Computers and the Invention of the Transistor -- The Invention of the Integrated Circuit and the Birth of Silicon Valley -- The IBM System/360 -- Minicomputers and Later Mainframes -- The Microprocessor Revolution -- Home Computers -- The IBM Personal Computer -- A Short History of Telecommunications -- The Internet Revolution -- The Smartphone and Social Media -- History of Programming Languages -- History of Operating Systems -- History of Software Engineering -- History of Artificial Intelligence -- History of Databases
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XXI, 296 p. 103 illus., 53 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319331386
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-33138-6
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000734887
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-33138-6
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000734887

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