Digital Planet

Author: George Beekman
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0132091534
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Completely updated, Tomorrow's Technology and You, provides you with an understanding of information technology so you can successfully navigate change and advance into the future. Today we're standing at the junction of three powerful and rapidly evolving technological forces: computers, communications, and digital entertainment. Computer technology is showing up in everything from automobiles to home appliances to telephones to televisions, and the lines that separate these machines are fading. This digital convergence is rapidly–and radically–altering the world in which we live.

Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design

Author: Greg O'Toole
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461477143
Release Date: 2013-06-24
Genre: Computers

This book is about the process of creating web-based systems (i.e., websites, content, etc.) that consider each of the parts, the modules, the organisms – binary or otherwise – that make up a balanced, sustainable web ecosystem. In the current media-rich environment, a website is more than a collection of relative html documents of text and images on a static desktop computer monitor. There is now an unlimited combination of screens, devices, platforms, browsers, locations, versions, users, and exabytes of data with which to interact. Written in a highly approachable, practical style, this book is useful for stakeholders, system administrators, developers, designers, content managers, and the anonymous web user in industry, as well as faculty, staff, and students of all levels involved in teaching and learning in information technology.

Integrated Computer Applications

Author: Susie H. VanHuss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133715528
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

INTEGRATED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 6E challenges students to combine all of the tools of Microsoft Office 2010 plus web computing with decision-making and formatting using real-world projects. Each module includes 5 to 8 lessons and two integrated projects emphasizing the basic and commonly-used advanced skills required in the workplace. Numerous projects throughout the text integrate new skills with prior application skills that incorporate Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, and Web computing with Office Web Apps. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Management Information Systems

Author: Kenneth C. Laudon
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0273765426
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Management information systems

This text contains a wealth of pedagogical features to facilitate student comprehension, which aid in reviewing and reinforcing key concepts, as well as promoting problem-solving skills.

Computers Are Your Future Complete

Author: Catherine Laberta
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133001006
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Computers Are Your Future provides extensive technology reference without being overwhelming. Extensive images paired with a definition-driven format supply the reader with a practical approach to computers. Includes chapters and highlights on computer ethics, internet, e-commerce, system and application software, systems analysis and design. Contains an acronym finder and Concept Tips at the end of each chapter. Ideal for students and professionals seeking a comprehensive computer technology reference

Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic

Author: David I. Schneider
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134521565
Release Date: 2016-06-20
Genre: Computers

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Visual Basic Programming From the Beginning: A Comprehensive Introduction to Visual Basic Programming Schneider’s Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic, Tenth Edition brings continued refinement to a textbook praised in the industry since 1991. A favorite for both instructors and students, Visual Basic 2015 is designed for readers with no prior computer programming experience. Schneider introduces a problem-solving strategy early in the book and revisits it throughout allowing you to fully develop logic and reasoning. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies and programming projects gives you a more hands-on experience than any other Visual Basic book on the market. The Tenth Edition keeps the pace with modern programming methodology while incorporating current content and practices. Each chapter is rich yet concise due to to the author’s focus on developing chapters around crucial subjects rather than covering too many topics superficially. The amount and the range of projects provided in the text offer flexibility to adapt the course according to the interests and abilities of the readers. Some programming projects in later chapters can be assigned as end-of-the-semester projects. Also available with MyProgrammingLab ™ . MyProgrammingLab is an online learning system designed to engage students and improve results. MyProgrammingLab consists of a set of programming exercises correlated to specific Pearson CS1/Intro to Programming textbooks. Through practice exercises and immediate, personalized feedback, MyProgrammingLab improves the programming competence of beginning students who often struggle with the basic concepts of programming languages. Interactive Practice providesfirst-hand programming experience in an interactive online environment. Error Messages for Incorrect Answers give studentsimmediate personalized feedback. The error messages include both the feedback from the compiler and plain English interpretations of likely causes for the incorrect answer. Step-by-step VideoNote Tutorials enhance the programming concepts presented in your Pearson textbook by allowing students to view the entire problem-solving process outside of the classroom–when they need help the most. Pearson eText gives students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere. In addition to note taking, highlighting, and bookmarking, the Pearson eText offers interactive and sharing features. Rich media options let students watch lecture and example videos as they read or do their homework. Instructors can share their comments or highlights, and students can add their own, creating a tight community of learners in your class. The Pearson eText companion app allows existing subscribers to access their titles on an iPad or Android tablet for either online or offline viewing. Dynamic grading and assessment provide auto-grading of student assignments, saving you time and offering students immediate learning opportunities: A dynamic roster tracks their performance and maintains a record of submissions. The color-coded gradebook gives you a quick glance of your class' progress. Easily drill down to receive information on a single student's performance or a specific problem. Gradebook results can be exported to Excel to use with your LMS.

Exploring Microsoft Office 2016

Author: Mary Anne Poatsy
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134511818
Release Date: 2016-05-27
Genre: Computers

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This book covers introductory Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, with an additional Windows 10 chapter. Beyond point-and-click The goal of the Exploring series is to move students beyond the point-and-click, to understanding the why and how behind each skill. And because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, anytime. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know. Also available with MyITLab MyITLab ® is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed for Information Technology (IT) courses, which engages students and improves results. HTML5 Simulation exercises and Live-in-Application Grader projects come with the convenience of auto-grading and instant feedback, helping students learn more quickly and effectively. Digital badges lets students showcase their Microsoft Office or Computer Concepts competencies, keeping them motivated and focused on their future careers. MyITLab builds the critical skills needed for college and career success. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyITLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyITLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists Second Edition

Author: Michael Baron
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498760607
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Mathematics

Student-Friendly Coverage of Probability, Statistical Methods, Simulation, and Modeling Tools Incorporating feedback from instructors and researchers who used the previous edition, Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Second Edition helps students understand general methods of stochastic modeling, simulation, and data analysis; make optimal decisions under uncertainty; model and evaluate computer systems and networks; and prepare for advanced probability-based courses. Written in a lively style with simple language, this classroom-tested book can now be used in both one- and two-semester courses. New to the Second Edition Axiomatic introduction of probability Expanded coverage of statistical inference, including standard errors of estimates and their estimation, inference about variances, chi-square tests for independence and goodness of fit, nonparametric statistics, and bootstrap More exercises at the end of each chapter Additional MATLAB® codes, particularly new commands of the Statistics Toolbox In-Depth yet Accessible Treatment of Computer Science-Related Topics Starting with the fundamentals of probability, the text takes students through topics heavily featured in modern computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, and associated fields, such as computer simulations, Monte Carlo methods, stochastic processes, Markov chains, queuing theory, statistical inference, and regression. It also meets the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Encourages Practical Implementation of Skills Using simple MATLAB commands (easily translatable to other computer languages), the book provides short programs for implementing the methods of probability and statistics as well as for visualizing randomness, the behavior of random variables and stochastic processes, convergence results, and Monte Carlo simulations. Preliminary knowledge of MATLAB is not required. Along with numerous computer science applications and worked examples, the text presents interesting facts and paradoxical statements. Each chapter concludes with a short summary and many exercises.

Paper Towns

Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101010932
Release Date: 2008-10-16
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Winner of the Edgar Award The #1 New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller Millions of Copies Sold Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew. #1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love. From the Hardcover edition.

Computer currents

Author: George Beekman
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co
ISBN: UCSC:32106012746043
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Computers

Unlike many of the available introductory computer texts, Computer Currents focuses on the human side of computing instead of business applications, and emphasizes issues and trends rather than technical detail.

The World Is Flat 3 0

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1429923075
Release Date: 2007-07-24
Genre: Social Science

This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Blown to Bits

Author: Harold Abelson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780137135592
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Computers

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

The Future in Plain Sight

Author: Eugene Linden
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X004190480
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Suggests that humankind's success in modern times makes us blind to the current harbingers of chaos, such as the rise of infectious disease, climate and economic instability, population growth, and increased fanaticism.

Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets

Author: John Hull
Publisher: Pearson/Education
ISBN: 0273756095
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Futures market

For undergraduate courses in derivatives, options and futures, financial engineering, financial mathematics, and risk management. A reader-friendly book with an abundance of numerical and real-life examples. Based on Hull's Options, Futures and Other Derivatives - the seventh edition of Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets presents an accessible and student-friendly overview of the topic without the use of calculus. Packed with numerical examples and accounts of real-life situations, this text effectively guides students through the material while helping them prepare for the working world. The seventh edition addresses and analyzes the impact of the current financial crisis