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Author White, Ron, 1944-
Title How computers work / Ron White ; illustrated by Timothy Edward Downs
Publisher Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, 2006
ITEM LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Louisville Adult Nonfiction  004.16/WHI    AVAILABLE
Edition 8th ed
Descript xiii, 452 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Note 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 Microcomputers
Computer engineering -- Popular works
Alt Author Downs, Timothy Edward
ISBN 0789734249 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780789734242

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