Introduction to Computers

ISBN-10: 143908131X
ISBN-13: 9781439081310
Authors: Gary B. Shelly, Steven M. Freund, Misty E. Vermaat, Steven M. Freund
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Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Steven M. Freund attended the University of Central Florida, and has taught various Microsoft Office, computer concepts, programming, and various Internet technology courses in the Central Florida area. Working with the Shelly Cashman Series since 2001, he has presented at the annual customer conference, the Shelly Cashman Series Institute, as well as other customer events. Steven has co-authored multiple editions of Discovering Computers, Mozilla Firefox, Windows Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, and Dreamweaver books, as well as various instructor supplements.

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Course Technology Number of pages: 40 Dimensions: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall Weight: 0.220 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

What Is a Computer?
What Does a Computer Do?
Why Is a Computer so Powerful?
How Does a Computer Know What to Do?
What are the Components of a Computer?
Input Devices
System Unit
Output Devices
Storage Devices
Communications Devices
Computer Software
Networks and the Internet
How to Purchase a Personal Computer
How to Purchase a Desktop Computer
How to Purchase a Notebook Computer
How to Purchase a Tablet PC
How to Purchase a Personal Mobile Device