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Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been renamedA Dictionary of Computer Science, and fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing available. Containing over 6,500 entries and with expanded coverage of multimedia, computer applications, networking, and personal computer science, it is a comprehensive reference work encompassing all aspects of the subject and is as valuable for home and office users as it is indispensable for students of computer science.Terms are defined in a jargon-free and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. The dictionary contains approximately 150 new entries includingcloud computing, cross-site scripting, iPad, semantic attack, smartphone, andvirtual learning environment. Recommended web links for many entries, accessible via theDictionary of Computer Science companion website, provide valuable further information and the appendices include useful resources such as generic domain names, file extensions, and the Greek alphabet.This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is ideal for students of computer science and the related fields of IT, maths, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.
Number of Pages: 6275
Genre: Reference, Computers + Internet
Series Title: Oxford Quick Reference
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Street Date: April 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5042