Introduction to the History of Computing

Introduction to the History of Computing

Introduction to the History of Computing: A Computing History Primer (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science) by Gerard O'Regan
English | 28 Jun. 2016 | ISBN: 331933137X | 320 Pages | PDF (True) | 10.36 MB

Tracing the story of computing from Babylonian counting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook 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.
Features: provides chapter introductions, summaries, key topics, and review questions; includes an introduction to analogue and digital computers, and to the foundations of computing; examines the contributions of ancient civilisations to the field of computing; covers the first digital computers, and the earliest commercial computers, mainframes and minicomputers; describes the early development of the integrated circuit and the microprocessor; reviews the emergence of home computers; discusses 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.



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