Computer Science A Very Short Introduction

Subrata Dasgupta provides a thought-provoking introduction to the field and its core principles, considering computer science as a science of symbol processing.

Computer Science  A Very Short Introduction

Computer Science A Very Short Introduction

Over the past sixty years, the spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer is visible for all to see and experience. Yet, the science underpinning this technology is less visible and little understood outside the professional computer science community. As a scientific discipline, computer science stands alongside the likes of molecular biology and cognitive science as one of the most significant new sciences of the post Second World War era. In this Very Short Introduction, Subrata Dasgupta sheds light on these lesser known areas and considers the conceptual basis of computer science. Discussing algorithms, programming, and sequential and parallel processing, he considers emerging modern ideas such as biological computing and cognitive modelling, challenging the idea of computer science as a science of the artificial. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Subrata Dasgupta
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Over the past sixty years, the spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer is visible for all to see and experience. Yet, the science underpinning this technology is less visible and little understood outside the professional computer science community. As a scientific discipline, computer science stands alongside the
Computer Science
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Subrata Dasgupta
Categories: Computer science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

While the development of information technology has been obvious to all, the underpinning computer science has been less apparent. Subrata Dasgupta provides a thought-provoking introduction to the field and its core principles, considering computer science as a science of symbol processing.
Networks: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 122
Authors: Guido Caldarelli, Michele Catanzaro
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Networks are involved in many aspects of everyday life, from food webs in ecology and the spread of pandemics to social networking and public transport. This Very Short Introduction explores the basics of network theory to understand the science of complexity and its importance, using examples from nature, technology, and
Philosophical Method: a Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Timothy Williamson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

What are philosophers trying to achieve? How can they succeed? Does philosophy make progress? Is it in competition with science, or doing something completely different, or neither? Timothy Williamson tackles some of the key questions surrounding philosophy in new and provocative ways, showing how philosophy begins in common sense curiosity,
Information: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Luciano Floridi
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Luciano Floridi unpacks this fundamental concept - what information is, how it is measured, its value and meaning - cutting across the sciences and humanities, from DNA to the Internet, and the ethical issues related to privacy, copyright, and accessibility.

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