Sunday, October 14, 2012


1.How Computers Work (9th Edition) [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: November 24, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0789736136 | ISBN-13: 978-0789736130 | Edition: 9

Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and technology. In this new edition, you’ll find detailed information not just about every last component of hardware found inside your PC, but also in-depth explanations about home networking, the Internet, PC security, and even how cell phone networks operate. Whether you’re interested in how the latest graphics cards power today’s most demanding games or how a digital camera turns light into data, you’ll find your answers right here.

Ron White is a former executive editor and columnist for PC Computing, where he developed the visual concept behind How Computers Work. Founder of one of the
earliest PC user groups, he has been writing about computers for 25 years and is known for building wildly extreme computers.

Timothy Edward Downs is an award-winning magazine designer, illustrator, and photographer. He has directed and designed several national consumer, business, technology, and
lifestyle magazines, always infusing a sense of “how it works” into every project.

A full-color, illustrated adventure into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY

This full-color, fully illustrated guide to the world of technology assumes nothing and explains everything. Only the accomplished Ron White and award-winning Tim Downs have the unique ability to meld descriptive text with one-of-a-kind visuals to fully explain how the electronic gear we depend on every day is made possible. In addition to all the content you’ve come to expect from prior editions, this newly revised edition includes all-new coverage of topics such as:

•    How tablet PCs put the power of a PC quite literally in your hands
•    How Windows Vista makes your Windows desktop translucent and makes your PC more secure
•    How advances in optical disc technology such as dual-layer DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray discs continue to push the envelope
•    How Apple’s new iPhone is revolutionizing what cell phones can do
•    How BitTorrent technology enables anyone to share information with everyone

For a decade, How Computers Work has helped newbies understand new technology, while at the same time hackers and IT pros have treasured it for the depth of knowledge it contains. This is the perfect book about computing to capture your imagination, delight your eyes, and expand your mind, no matter what your technical level!

Category: General Computing
Covers:    PCs/Hardware
User Level:    Beginning–Intermediate

How Computers Work (9th Edition) by Ron White

2.Computer Repair with Diagnostic Flowcharts: Troubleshooting PC Hardware Problems from Boot Failure to Poor Performance, Revised Edition [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: August 25, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0972380175 | ISBN-13: 978-0972380171 | Edition: Revised

The updated edition of the classic visual manual for troubleshooting PC hardware problems. Morris Rosenthal creates a visual expert system for diagnosing component failure and identifying conflicts. The seventeen diagnostic flowcharts at the core of this book are intended for the intermediate to advanced hobbyist, or the beginning technician. Following a structured approach to troubleshooting hardware reduces the false diagnoses and parts wastage typical of the "swap 'till you drop" school of thought.

Flowcharts include: Power Supply Failure, Video Failure, Video Performance, Motherboard, CPU, RAM Failure, Motherboard, CPU, RAM Performance, IDE Drive Failure, Hard Drive Boot and Performance, CD or DVD Playback, CD or DVD Recording Problem, Modem Failure, Modem Performance, Sound Failure, Sound and Game Controller Performance, Network Failure, Peripheral Failure, SCSI Failure and Conflict Resolution.

Computer Repair with Diagnostic Flowcharts is used as a classroom text in colleges and technical schools and by the U.S. government for training forensic technicians. It's also a favorite reference with consumers and technicians all over the world.

Computer Repair with Diagnostic Flowcharts: Troubleshooting PC Hardware Problems from Boot Failure to Poor Performance, Revised Edition by Morris Rosenthal

3.Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World, Complete (Shelly Cashman) [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 8, 2009 | ISBN-10: 032478645X | ISBN-13: 978-0324786453 | Edition: 1

Discovering Computers 2010; Complete, Living in a Digital World provides students with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text.

Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World, Complete (Shelly Cashman) by Gary B. Shelly

4.Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: September 22, 2010 | ISBN-10: 0470557435 | ISBN-13: 978-0470557433 | Edition: 1

An illustrated, step-by-step guide to repairs and upgrades
Whether you want to prepare your computer for Windows 7, avoid investing in a new one, or just "go green", this fully illustrated guide has what you need. You'll learn how to add printers and new keyboards, boost your PC's performance and increase memory, improve power consumption, rev up your multimedia capacity, and much more. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photos that show you exactly what you should see at every stage.
  • Learn to perform basic upgrades and prepare your PC for high-speed Internet connections, network connections, and added security, all with fully illustrated instructions
  • Find out how to expand memory, enhance speed, and update your computer's power supply
  • Prepare an old computer for Windows 7 and beef up your capacity for multimedia
Upgrading & Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies is a show-and-tell course in making your PC happy, healthy, and green.

Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-it-Yourself For Dummies by Andy Rathbone

5.Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (2nd Edition) [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: February 14, 2010 | ISBN-10: 0136108040 | ISBN-13: 978-0136108047 | Edition: 2

For Computer Systems, Computer Organization and Architecture courses in CS, EE, and ECE departments.

Few students studying computer science or computer engineering will ever have the opportunity to build a computer system. On the other hand, most students will be required to use and program computers on a near daily basis. Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective introduces the important and enduring concepts that underlie computer systems by showing how these ideas affect the correctness, performance, and utility of application programs. The text's hands-on approach (including a comprehensive set of labs) helps students understand the “under-the-hood” operation of a modern computer system and prepares them for future courses in systems topics such as compilers, computer architecture, operating systems, and networking.
Visit the CSS:AP web page for more information and resources.
Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (2nd Edition) by Randal E. Bryant

6.Computers Understanding Technology [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: December 2010 | ISBN-10: 0763837288 | ISBN-13: 978-0763837280 | Edition: 4 Pap/Cdr

CD INCLUDED. good shape . Not much has changed in four editions.

Computers Understanding Technology by Floyd Fuller

7.Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: December 17, 2010 | ISBN-10: 1449600069 | ISBN-13: 978-1449600068 | Edition: 3

Updated and revised with the latest data in the field, The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Third Edition is a comprehensive resource that addresses all of the necessary organization and architecture topics, yet is appropriate for the one-term course. This best-selling text correlates to the 2008 ACM-IEEE Computer Science Curriculum update and exposes readers to the inner workings of a modern digital computer through an integrated presentation of fundamental concepts and principles. The authors present real-world examples and focus on practical applications, thus encouraging students to develop a "big picture" understanding of how essential organization and architecture concepts are applied in the world of computing.

Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture by Linda Null

8.Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals (4th Edition) [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: June 17, 2007 | ISBN-10: 013198926X | ISBN-13: 978-0131989269 | Edition: 4

Featuring a strong emphasis on the fundamentals underlying contemporary logic design using hardware description languages, synthesis, and verification, this book focuses on the ever-evolving applications of basic computer design concepts with strong connections to real-world technology. Treatment of logic design, digital system design, and computer design. Ideal for self-study by engineers and computer scientists.

Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals (4th Edition) by M. Morris Mano

9.Computer Accounting with Quickbooks 2012 and Student CD [Spiral-bound]

Book Description

Publication Date: February 9, 2012 | ISBN-10: 007762453X | ISBN-13: 978-0077624538 | Edition: 14

Using a hands-on approach, Computer Accounting with QuickBooks® 2012 integrates understanding accounting with mastery of QuickBooks software. The text provides proven instructional techniques based throughout the new edition to make students mastery of QuickBooks as effortless as possible. The Fourteenth Edition offers a complete package to learn the leading small business accounting software: QuickBooks software, comprehensive text, Student Blog, and LIVE Projects.
The text uses a highly effective three-step approach that aids students in constructing their own customized learning based on what they already know:
1. Chapter Tutorials. Providing numerous screen shots and detailed instructions, chapters in Computer Accounting with QuickBooks are designed as tutorials for the student to initially learn the accounting software features. All chapters are based on realistic, virtual company cases to enhance your understanding of the business environment in which QuickBooks is used. YouTube videos @ reinforce chapter tutorials.
2. Learning Activities. To improve long-term retention of student software skills and mastery of QuickBooks, learning activities are included at the end of the chapters. Designed with fewer instructions to test the understanding and, when needed, to develop skills at quickly seeking out additional information to complete tasks, the activities consist of exercises, projects and web quests. JIT Learning, the ability to seek out information as needed, is an increasingly important skill in a rapidly changing business environment. Computer Accounting with QuickBooks is designed to seamlessly facilitate your development of this crucial skill. In addition, the virtual cases challenge you to apply and develop both software and problem-solving skills.
3. Reflection. Reflection improves learning and retention. A reflection exercise, A Wish and A Star, appears at the end of each chapter to highlight what the student has learned.

Computer Accounting with Quickbooks 2012 and Student CD by Donna Kay

10.Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers [Hardcover]


Book Description

Publication Date: May 20, 2004 | ISBN-10: 0471272140 | ISBN-13: 978-0471272144 | Edition: 2

This user-friendly resource will help you grasp the concepts of probability and stochastic processes, so you can apply them in professional engineering practice. The book presents concepts clearly as a sequence of building blocks that are identified either as an axiom, definition, or theorem. This approach provides a better understanding of the material, which can be used to solve practical problems.

Key Features:
  • The text follows a single model that begins with an experiment consisting of a procedure and observations.
  • The mathematics of discrete random variables appears separately from the mathematics of continuous random variables.
  • Stochastic processes are introduced in Chapter 6, immediately after the presentation of discrete and continuous random variables. Subsequent material, including central limit theorem approximations, laws of large numbers, and statistical inference, then use examples that reinforce stochastic process concepts.
  • An abundance of exercises are provided that help students learn how to put the theory to use.

Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers by Roy D. Yates

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