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Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It focuses on the deeper aspects of the two recognized subdivisions of Computer Science, Software and Hardware. These subdivisions are shown to be closely interrelated as a result of the stored-program concept. Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It includes certain classical theoretical computer science topics such as Unsolvability (e.g. the halting problem) and Undecidability (e.g. Godel's incompleteness theorem) that treat problems that exist under the Church-Turing thesis of computation. These problem topics explain inherent limits lying at the heart of software, and in effect define boundaries beyond which computer science professionals cannot go beyond. Newer topics such as Cloud Computing are also covered in this book. After a survey of traditional programming languages (e.g. Fortran and C++), a new kind of computer Programming for parallel/distributed computing is presented using the message-passing paradigm which is at the heart of large clusters of computers. This leads to descriptions of current hardware platforms for large-scale computing, such as clusters of as many as one thousand which are the new generation of supercomputers. This also leads to a consideration of future quantum computers and a possible escape from the Church-Turing thesis to a new computation paradigm. Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It is designed as a professional book for practitioners and researchers working in the related fields of Quantum Computing, Cloud Computing, Computer Networking, as well as non-scientist readers. Advanced-level and undergraduate students concentrating on computer science, engineering and mathematics will also find this book useful.
In its first five years of existence, The Perl Journal ran 247 articles by over 120 authors. Every serious Perl programmer subscribed to it, and every notable Perl guru jumped at the opportunity to write for it. TPJ explained critical topics such as regular expressions, databases, and object-oriented programming, and demonstrated Perl's utility for fields as diverse as astronomy, biology, economics, AI, and games. The magazine gave birth to both the Obfuscated Perl Contest and the Perl Poetry contest, and remains a proud and timeless achievement of Perl during one of its most exciting periods of development. Computer Science and Perl Programming is the first volume of The Best of the Perl Journal, compiled and re-edited by the original editor and publisher of The Perl Journal, Jon Orwant. In this series, we've taken the very best (and still relevant) articles published in TPJ over its 5 years of publication and immortalized them into three volumes. This volume has 70 articles devoted to hard-core computer science, advanced programming techniques, and the underlying mechanics of Perl. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Jeffrey Friedl on Understanding Regexes Mark Jason Dominus on optimizing your Perl programs with Memorization Damian Conway on Parsing Tim Meadowcroft on integrating Perl with Microsoft Office Larry Wall on the culture of Perl Written by 41 of the most prominent and prolific members of the closely-knit Perl community, this anthology does what no other book can, giving unique insight into the real-life applications and powerful techniques made possible by Perl. Other books tell you how to use Perl, but this book goes far beyond that: it shows you not only how to use Perl, but what you could use Perl *for*. This is more than just The Best of the Perl Journal -- in many ways, this is the best of Perl.
In its first five years of existence, The Perl Journal ran 247 articles by over 120 authors. Every serious Perl programmer subscribed to it, and every notable Perl guru jumped at the opportunity to write for it. TPJ explained critical topics such as regular expressions, databases, and object-oriented programming, and demonstrated Perl's utility for fields as diverse as astronomy, biology, economics, AI, and games. The magazine gave birth to both the Obfuscated Perl Contest and the Perl Poetry contest, and remains a proud and timeless achievement of Perl during one of its most exciting periods of development. Computer Science and Perl Programming is the first volume of The Best of the Perl Journal, compiled and re-edited by the original editor and publisher of The Perl Journal, Jon Orwant. In this series, we've taken the very best (and still relevant) articles published in TPJ over its 5 years of publication and immortalized them into three volumes. This volume has 70 articles devoted to hard-core computer science, advanced programming techniques, and the underlying mechanics of Perl. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside:Jeffrey Friedl on Understanding Regexes Mark Jason Dominus on optimizing your Perl programs with Memoization Damian Conway on Parsing Tim Meadowcroft on integrating Perl with Microsoft Office Larry Wall on the culture of Perl Written by 41 of the most prominent and prolific members of the closely-knit Perl community, this anthology does what no other book can, giving unique insight into the real-life applications and powerful techniques made possible by Perl. Other books tell you how to use Perl, but this book goes far beyond that: it shows you not only how to use Perl, but what you could use Perl for. This is more than just The Best of the Perl Journal -- in many ways, this is the best of Perl.
If you know basic high-school math, you can quickly learn and apply the core concepts of computer science with this concise, hands-on book. Led by a team of experts, you'll quickly understand the difference between computer science and computer programming, and you'll learn how algorithms help you solve computing problems. Each chapter builds on material introduced earlier in the book, so you can master one core building block before moving on to the next. You'll explore fundamental topics such as loops, arrays, objects, and classes, using the easy-to-learn Ruby programming language. Then you'll put everything together in the last chapter by programming a simple game of tic-tac-toe. Learn how to write algorithms to solve real-world problems Understand the basics of computer architecture Examine the basic tools of a programming language Explore sequential, conditional, and loop programming structures Understand how the array data structure organizes storage Use searching techniques and comparison-based sorting algorithms Learn about objects, including how to build your own Discover how objects can be created from other objects Manipulate files and use their data in your software
The third edition of Computer Science: A Structured Programming Approach Using C continues to present both computer science theory and C-language syntax with a principle-before-implementation approach. Forouzan and Gilberg employ a clear organizational structure, supplemented by easy-to-follow figures, charts, and tables. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the new C99 standard, and includes a revised chapter sequence to better aid student learning.
The next generation of computer system designers will be less concerned about details of processors and memories, and more concerned about the elements of a system tailored to particular applications. These designers will have a fundamental knowledge of processors and other elements in the system, but the success of their design will depend on the skills in making system-level tradeoffs that optimize the cost, performance and other attributes to meet application requirements. This book provides a new treatment of computer system design, particularly for System-on-Chip (SOC), which addresses the issues mentioned above. It begins with a global introduction, from the high-level view to the lowest common denominator (the chip itself), then moves on to the three main building blocks of an SOC (processor, memory, and interconnect). Next is an overview of what makes SOC unique (its customization ability and the applications that drive it). The final chapter presents future challenges for system design and SOC possibilities.
A boy contemplates all the horrible stories he has heard about the computer teacher, Miss Pluggins, and the ordeals she forces her students to endure.
Explains the different parts of a computer and how they work.
This is the story of a man who killed more than 50 people in Russia between 1978 and 1990.
In 1986, Harrold accepted a job as the language adviser for English translations of speeches by Kim Il Sung, causing him to become the first Briton to live in North Korea. In this memoir of his seven-year sojourn, he describes his experiences meeting North Koreans from high state officials to farmers working in paddy fields. Even though he eventually got into trouble with state authorities, he still defended the country against the threat of US aggression. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Comrades is a celebration of male friendships. Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings. He next writes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a golden gift for friendship and who shared a perfect trust with his younger brother Milton in spite of their apparently unequal stations. With great emotion, Ambrose describes the relationships of the young soldiers of Easy Company who fought and died together from Normandy to Germany, and he recalls with admiration three unlikely friends who fought in different armies in that war. He recounts the friendships of Lewis and Clark and of Crazy Horse and He Dog, and he tells the story of the Custer brothers who died together at the Little Big Horn. Ambrose remembers and celebrates the friends he has made and kept throughout his life. Comrades concludes with the author's recollection of his own friendship with his father. "He was my first and always most important friend," Ambrose writes. "I didn't learn that until the end, when he taught me the most important thing, that the love of father-son-father-son is a continuum, just as love and friendship are expansive."
The Cold War between the USA and Cuba gets very hot -- and sexy -- in José Latour's latest gripping and atmospheric thriller. In the rest of the world, the Cold War is over, but the one between the United States and Cuba is kept stoked by both governments -- and by the spies they keep in business.Colonel Victoria Valiente, one of the most respected officers in the General Directorate of Intelligence, is the Havana-based spymaster of greater Miami. An apparently faithful servant of the revolution, she is middle-aged, frumpy, with an IQ off the charts and a libido to match. But her husband has convinced her that Castro's regime is corrupt and moribund, and that they must defect. Buoyed by $2.7 million that he steals electronically and salts away in an online bank, the couple sails to Key West. They have no idea that the FBI is on to them. The G-men have coerced Elliot Steill, a Cuban exile living in Miami (and the hero of Latour's previous novel, Outcast), into betraying his former compadres. This crafted, erotically charged novel culminates in an electrifying showdown, offering an inside view into the regime's darkest corners while shedding light on contemporary Cuba.
Every trail comes to an end... The final showdown for Joe "Mankiller" Moss. The powerful Peabody family, which owns a mine on the Comstock Lode, has nearly destroyed Joe Moss's wife and daughter with an unjustified vendetta. And now, as the Peabodys's hired gunmen drag Joe and his wife across a barren desert, Moss is going to show his captors why he's known as "Mankiller."
Raine Benares is a seeker who finds lost things and people. Ever since the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that's given her unlimited power, has bonded to her, the goblin king and the elves have wanted to possess its magic themselves which means a goblin thief and her ex-fiance -an elven assassin-are after her. To survive, she'll need the help of her notorious criminal family.
A trickster taking money from an old woman, a cheater fleecing the businessmen of their money, a lady-killer after the ladies' dollars...
Banished NYPD cop Eddie Dunne's daughter has been kidnapped by the Russian Mob for something he's done. But the cops and the feds give him no help. Now he must find out which of his misdeeds will lead him to his daughter--or to his death.
3 stories - Conan the Invincible, Conan the Defender, and Conan the Unconquered.
The Red Lion clove through the burning wall as if it were not there. Once on the other side, the magical barrier winked out of existence. The crew gaped in astonishment.
Even Conan's lightning quickness failed to avoid the monstrous white form that suddenly hurtled upon him from above...
Conan put his back against the wall and lifted his ax. He stood like an image of the unconquerable primordial - legs braced far apart, head thrust forward, one hand clutching the wall for support, the other gripping the ax on high, with the great corded muscles standing out in iron ridges, and his features frozen in a death snarl of fury - his eyes blazing terribly through the mist of blood which veiled them.
Concealed Carry for Women explains the mindset, skills, equipment and accessories necessary for successful concealed carry, with a focus on challenges unique to women.This book will help you:Decide to carry a gun for self defenseThe legalities and society's unwritten rules for armed citizensShooting skills for concealed carryIntegrating a concealed handgun into one's lifeSelecting a handgunHow holsters work with the female figureWomen's fashions and concealed carry: what works, what doesn't
Concept Development Studies in Chemistry is a textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.
This textbook contains unit lessons on Introduction to Earth, The Lithosphere, The Hydrosphere, The Atmosphere, Planet Earth, Earth and Space. Earth Science Features include Hands-On Activity, Hour Do They Know That? People in Science, Integrating the Sciences, Real-Life Science, Science and Technology, Investigate and Web InfoSearch.
The topics covered in this book include scientific skills & methods, studying the earth, minerals, rocks & how they form, wearing down the earth, agents of erosion, building up the earth, plate tectonics, the rock record, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, weather, climate, natural resources, among others.
This textbook contains lessons on Scientific Methods and Skills; Force; Energy and Work; Motion; Machines; Heat; Waves; Sound; Light; Electricity; Magnetism; Matter; Density; Atoms; Compounds and Mixtures; Chemical Formulas; Chemical Reactions; Metals; Solutions; Suspensions; Acids, Bases, and Salts, etc.
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