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How computers work

Author
White, Ron, 1944-
Title
How computers work / Ron White ; illustrated by Timothy Edward Downs.
Format
Book
Edition
8th ed.
Published
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, c2006.
Description
xiii, 452 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Other contributors
Downs, Timothy Edward.
Notes
Includes index.
Contents
  • pt. 1. Boot-up process
  • 1. Getting to know the hardware
  • 2. How a disk boot wakes up your PC
  • 3. How an operating system controls hardware
  • pt. 2. Microchips
  • 4. How transistors manipulate data
  • 5. How a microprocessor works
  • pt. 3. How software works
  • 6. How programming languages work
  • 7. How Windows works
  • 8. How software applications do your work
  • pt. 4. Data storage
  • 9. How a computer's long-term memory works
  • 10. How disk drives save information
  • 11. How the little things make disk drives faster and store more
  • 12. How PCs use light to remember data
  • 13. How removable storage works
  • pt. 5. Input/output devices
  • 14. How energy turns into data
  • 15. How computer ports work
  • 16. How a computer display works
  • 17. How data gets into your PC
  • 18. How scanners capture images and words
  • 19. How portable computers work
  • 20. How digital cameras work
  • pt. 6. Games and multimedia
  • 21. How multimedia sound works
  • 22. How multimedia video works
  • 23. How games put you in the action
  • pt. 7. How the Internet works
  • 24. How local area networks work
  • 25. How PCs connect to the Internet
  • 26. How wireless sets PCs free
  • 27. How the Internet moves data
  • 28. How we reach each other through the Net
  • 29. How Internet video and audio work
  • 30. How the World Wide Web is a-changing
  • 31. How Internet security fights off PC invaders
  • pt. 8. How printers work
  • 32. How black-and-white printing works
  • 33. How color printing works.
Subject headings
Microcomputers.
Computer engineering--Popular works.
ISBN
0789734249 (pbk.)
9780789734242 (pbk.)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Auxiliary Library Facility
Call Number
QA76.5 .W4887 2006
Location
Checked out Due: 11-07-2020