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About the book

Based on the ACM model curriculum guidelines, this easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate text covers all the fundamentals of computer science required for first year students embarking on a computing degree.

Divided into five parts - computer and data, computer hardware, computer software, data organization and with an introduction to some of the more advanced topics - Foundations of Computer Science gives students a bird's eye view of the subject.


  • All new material on Computer Ethics and Computer Crimes
  • New chapter on Artificial Intelligence, including computer graphics and virtual reality
  • Coverage of the LINUX operation system
  • Revised chapter on security with sections on steganography
  • Pedagogical features include: - Improved and augmented figures and screenshots - Improved and augmented exercises - Selection solutions at the end - Key terms provided by page numbers - A test bank - Augmented powerpoint presentation on the companion website which includes lesson plans for lecturers


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