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Tables of Contents for A Glossary of Computing Terms
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
How to use this Glossary
v
 
Introduction
xi
 
Part A HOW COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARE USED
General Computing Terms
2
8
Information Processing
2
2
Files
4
2
Operation
6
4
Data Processing (DP)
10
5
Data Input
11
1
Large Systems
12
2
Archive
14
1
Word Processing (WP)
15
5
Spreadsheets
20
5
Databases and Information Retrieval
25
6
Graphics and Design
31
5
Modelling and Simulation
36
3
Internet
39
16
User Perception
41
6
Connection
47
1
General
48
7
Communications
55
2
Control
57
4
All Specialised Computer Applications
61
5
Networking
66
9
Topologies
67
5
Access
72
3
Sound
75
9
Synthesis
76
2
Devices
78
6
Multimedia
84
4
Concepts
85
1
Virtual Reality
86
2
Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
88
3
User Interface
91
11
Graphical Interfaces
92
7
Other Types
99
3
User Documentation
102
4
Computer Personnel
106
3
Computer Abuse, Security and Related Law
109
15
Data Protection
110
2
Security
112
6
Viruses
118
2
Copyright
120
4
Part B WHAT COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARE MADE OF
Types of Computer
124
5
Input
129
5
Manual
129
1
Automated
130
2
Other
132
2
Memory
134
13
Concepts
135
1
Disk
136
3
Tape
139
3
Semiconductor
142
1
General
143
4
Output
147
16
Color
149
2
Quality
151
2
Display
153
3
Printing
156
7
Communications Components
163
7
Part C HOW COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARE DEVELOPED
Systems Design and Life Cycle
170
13
Concepts
171
3
Stages
174
3
General
177
6
Describing Systems
183
11
Flowcharts
184
6
Diagrams
190
4
Programming Concepts
194
12
Programming (Flow of Execution)
206
5
Programming (Subprograms)
211
6
Program Syntax
217
6
Describing Programs
223
8
Implementing, Testing and Running Programs
231
9
Programming languages
240
8
General Purpose
242
1
Special purpose
243
5
Data Representation
248
10
Concepts
248
2
Structures
250
4
Elements
254
4
Numeric Data Representation
258
7
Managing Data
265
9
Files
265
2
Operations
267
3
General
270
4
Part D HOW COMPUTERS WORK
Systems Software
274
10
Concepts
274
3
Development
277
3
Operations
280
4
Machine Architecture
284
13
The Processor
284
3
Memory
287
2
General
289
8
Interfaces and Buses
297
4
Physical Components
301
3
Communications Technology
304
11
Transmission
305
2
Protocols
307
3
Signals
310
5
Truth Tables and Logic Gates
315
30
Binary Logic
315
3
Gates
318
4
Gate Combinations
322
4
Logic Networks
326
6
Part E APPENDICES
Acronyms and Abbreviations
332
12
Units
344
1
Tables and Figures
345
4
Index
349