Computer Engineering

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"The Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History provides a complete A-to-Z reference guide to computers, their development, and their usage in today's world. Beginning with "Abacus," this two-volume set provides over 900 pages of facts, definitions, biographies, histories, and explanations of a remarkable variety of computer-related subjects.

The Encyclopedia's 600 entries--many of which represent the first reference treatment of their subjects--address the diverse topics that form the backbone of the information revolution. Entries include essays on major corporations, computing machines, software, networking, computing concepts, research, laboratories, and pioneering individuals in computing history. In addition to these essays, each entry is also followed by a helpful list of further reading on that subject.

Contributors to the Encyclopedia represent a wide cross-section of accomplished scholars in the fields of computer science and scientific history. Their informative, accessible essays enable readers to learn about computer history in a non-intimidating way.

An invaluable addition to any library collection, the Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History is an indispensable resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and anybody with an interest in, or question about, computers." from publisher's web site

Science Reference QA76.15 .E53 2001

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The six volumes contain approximately 6000 circuits, which are arranged by circuit type.

"Contains circuit schematics used in:

  • Alarm and security systems
  • Computers
  • Fiberoptics
  • Lasers
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Temperature sensors
  • Amplifiers
  • Converters
  • Generators
  • Detectors
  • Receivers
  • Transmitters
... and many more electronic devices."

from publisher's web site

Science TK7867 .G66 1985

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"The Encyclopedia of Information Systems provides essential answers to questions increasingly asked by people in all walks of life. People can no longer claim that information about computer viruses, for example, is unimportant to their work, or that advances in speech recognition and encryption will leave them unaffected. The Encyclopedia is therefore more useful than one might suspect to people well beyond the walls of information systems departments. Offering both general and technical information about major elements, issues, opinions, and key studies, as well as cross-references to related subjects, it captures the dynamic growth and complexity unique to our era." from publisher's web site

Science Reference T58.5 .E535 2003

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"Covers legal issues relating to information technology and the Internet.

Spam, pop-ups, intellectual property, and information transfer fall under a gray and fluid entity that is constantly changing as it attempts the difficult task of keeping up with the ever-expanding Internet. It is Internet law, and it faces the challenge of maintaining order in a new world without borders.

Using key events to illustrate major issues, Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises explores such significant legal battles as A&M Records v. Napster and Apple Computer v. Franklin Computer, allowing readers a look into stories of trade secrets, music theft, and industrial espionage.

As information technology grows and the Internet's global reach strengthens, it is becoming more difficult to define rules to regulate it. Governments have tried, for various reasons, to restrict Internet content but have not succeeded, in part because the international nature of the Internet makes enforcement difficult. Internet and the Law focuses on laws relating to intellectual property and freedom of expression, and presents information in a clear and concise manner, making it easily accessible to students and others researching the intricacies of Internet law.

Title Features
  • Over 140 A–Z entries including biographies of key people involved in the development of Internet legislation
  • An expansive glossary of technical and legal terms cross-referenced for easy access to information
  • A detailed chronology of major developments illustrating changes in legal issues relating to computers, information technology, and the Internet
  • A comprehensive index for quick reference to the numerous topics covered
  • Clearly explains complex legal and technical concepts
  • Covers a wide range of topics such as domain name disputes, censorship, file-sharing, hacking, international law, and computer viruses
  • Presents materials and information from diverse areas of law in a single volume
  • Offers detailed notes and a guide for conducting further research and study"
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"The Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a unique, comprehensive reference work that defines the entire discipline, bringing together the core knowledge from every one of the many specialties encompassed by electrical and electronics engineering. It is the ideal starting point for research projects, whether addressing basic questions in power systems and communications, or learning advanced applications in neural networks and robotics." from publisher's web site

Science Reference TK9 .E53 1999

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