Exploring Computer Systems: The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Computer Systems, Hardware & Networks
ISBN: 1911174967
EAN13: 9781911174967
Language: English
Pages: 170
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Exploring Computer Systems: The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Computer Systems, Hardware & Networks

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Book Overview
Bits, bytes, logic, RAM, CPUs, hard drives and SSD drives. Master the geeky acronyms and simplify computer hardware & terminology with ease. Computer hardware with all its technical jargon can be baffling, even for the moderately experienced user. This book is ideal for a computing course, whether in high school, college or first degree. Step-by-step, visual approach to help you quickly decode the jargon Plenty of full color, illustrated screenshots and photographs to help you Presented in an easy and simple to read format. This book looks at Computer fundamentals: logic gates, binary arithmetic, hexadecimal, and number base conversions Data compression and encryption Hardware components: CPUs, RAM, Hard Drives, Portable Drives, video cards memory cards, motherboards, and the BIOS Inside the CPU, CPU architecture, instructions sets, and the fetch execute cycle Data Storage: bits, bytes, kilo bytes, megabytes, giga bytes and tera bytes Computer ports: VGA, HDMI, DVI, USB 2&3, FireWire, RJ45 ethernet, eSATA and more Different types of computer: desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets, hybrids and supercomputers Operating systems: process management, memory management, file management Computer Software: applications, system software Computer peripherals: laser and inkjet printers Types of computer networks, Network topologies, LANs, WANs, MANs, fibre optics and ethernet WiFi and Cellular internet connections The internet: email, the cloud, the world-wide web, and packet switching IP Addressing, web servers, DNS servers and DHCP servers, TCP/IP model, OSI model and more... Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using full color photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to computer systems.