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Talking with Computers Explorations in the Science and Technology of Computing

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ISBN-10: 0521834252

ISBN-13: 9780521834254

Edition: 2004

Authors: Thomas L. Dean

List price: $165.00
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Thomas Dean explores a wide range of fundamental topics in computer science, from digital logic and machine language to artificial intelligence and the World Wide Web, explaining how computers and computer programs work and how the various subfields of computer science are interconnected. Dean touches on a number of questions including: How can a computer learn to recognize junk email? What happens when you click on a link in a browser? How can you program a robot to do two things at once? Are there limits to what computers can do? Dean encourages readers to experiment with short programs and fragments of code written in several languages to strip away the mystery and reveal the underlying…    
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Book details

List price: $165.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Talking with computers
The shell game
Keeping track of your stuff
Don't sweat the syntax
Computational muddles
Getting oriented
Thanks for sharing
You've got (junk) mail
Modern architecture
Do robots sleep
Under the hood
Analyze this
Forest for the trees
Searching the wild web
Darwin's dangerous algorithm
Ain't nobody here but us machines