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A Dictionary of Computer Science

Seventh Edition

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, and Anne Kerr

January 2016

ISBN: 9780199688975

640 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Price: £12.99

This bestselling dictionary has been fully revised, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative reference of its kind. Providing comprehensive coverage of computer applications in industry, school, work, education, and the home, it is the ideal reference for students, professionals, and anyone who uses computers.

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This bestselling dictionary has been fully revised, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative reference of its kind. Providing comprehensive coverage of computer applications in industry, school, work, education, and the home, it is the ideal reference for students, professionals, and anyone who uses computers.

  • New edition of the bestselling Dictionary of Computing: the most up-to-date reference source of its kind
  • Over 6,500 entries, approximately 150 new to this edition
  • Covers all aspects of computer science; from networking and databases, to the internet and multimedia
  • Contains biographical entries and feature panels on key topics, such as XM
  • Uses jargon-free and concise definitions
  • Provides recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Computer Science companion website

New to this edition

  • Fully revised and updated to include recent advances in computer science
  • Around 150 new entries including cloud computing, cross-site scripting, iPad, semantic attack, smartphone, and virtual learning environment

About the Author(s)

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Trinity College, Dublin, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, University of York, and Anne Kerr

Andrew Butterfield holds an honours degree in Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science and is currently Head of the Foundation and Methods Group at Trinity College Dublin, as well as Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. His research interests include the formal aspects of computing and pure lazy functional programming languages, and he has published in various specialist journals (Formal Aspects of Computing, Science of Programming), has edited a number of conference proceedings (Implementing Functional Languages, Unifying Theories of Programming) and has been guest editor for an issue of Formal Methods in System Design.

Gerard Ekembe Ngondi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Telecommunications obtained at the National Advanced School of Post and Telecommunications (Yaounde, Cameroon) and an MSc in Computing obtained at the University of York (UK). He is currently doing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of York. His research work is on formal reasoning about the concept of 'mobility' in the UTP (Unifying Theories of Programming) framework.

Table of Contents

    Credits
    Preface
    Guide to the Dictionary
    A Dictionary of Computer Science
    Appendices
    Generic Domain Names
    Country-Code Domain Names
    File Extensions
    Character Set
    Greek Alphabet
    Chronology
    Useful Websites

Reviews

"The seventh edition of A Dictionary of Computer Science provides easy access to explanations and definitions of common computer science terms and concepts, and contains approximately 150 new terms not in the previous edition (2008)." - Amanda Izenstark, University of Rhode Island, USA