computer peripherals

Chances are your reading this book because you just bought a new computer, are thinking about buying a new computer, or maybe even had someone give you their old computer. (Nothing wrong with high-tech hand- me-downs!) At this point you might not be totally sure what it is you’ve gotten yourself into. Just what is

Computing

Computing

Description is proportional to the number of steps in the process. This is fine for simple processes that can be executed by humans in a reasonable amount of time, but the processes we want to execute on computers involve trillions of steps. This means we need more efficient ways to describe them than just listing

Processes, Procedures, and Computers

Processes, Procedures, and Computers

Computer science is the study of information processes. A process is a sequence of steps. Each step produces some goal state. For example, baking a cake, mailing a letter, and planting a tree are all processes. Because they involve phys-ical things like sugar and dirt, however they are not pure information processes. Computer science focuses