The Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science is the perfect desk reference to guide you beyond the hype and jargon that entangle computer technology and its ubiquitous applications. Carefully edited to be readily accessible to the non-specialist, this Concise Edition comprises shortened versions of over 600f the entries that appear in the full Fourth Edition of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science (Ralston, Reilly and Hemmendinger). With many contributions by acknowledged experts, responsible for the key developments that have shaped the discipline, articles are classified within nine main themes: Hardware Computer Systems Information and Data Software Mathematics of Computing Theory of Computation Methodologies Applications Computing Milieux This structure enables you to follow a coherent pattern of study or research in any given subfield. Extensive cross-referencing at the start of every article provides a clear roadmap to lead you to key related topics. You'll also find appendices covering Abbreviations, Acronyms, Notation and Units, a Timeline of Significant Milestones in Computing, plus a full Index. In short, all the back-up you'll need whether you are studying, teaching or working in the field of computing.Reilly, Edwin D. is the author of 'Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science ', published 2004 under ISBN 9780470090954 and ISBN 0470090952.