Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been renamed A Dictionary of Computer Science, and fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing available. Containing over 6,500 entries and with expanded coverage of multimedia, computer applications, networking, and personal computer science, it is a comprehensive reference work encompassing all aspectsof the subject and is as valuable for home and office users as it is indispensable for students of computer science.Terms are defined in a jargon-free and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. The dictionary contains approximately 150 new entries including cloud computing, cross-site scripting, iPad, semantic attack, smartphone, and virtual learning environment. Recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Computer Science companion website, providevaluable further information and the appendices include useful resources such as generic domain names, file extensions, and the Greek alphabet.This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is ideal for students of computer science and the related fields of IT, maths, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.
OUP Oxford; January 2016
- ISBN: 9780191002885
- Edition: 7
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: A Dictionary of Computer Science
Series: Oxford Quick Reference
- Author: Andrew Butterfield (ed.); Gerard Ekembe Ngondi (ed.); Anne Kerr (ed.)
Imprint: OUP Oxford
In The Press
The seventh edition of A Dictionary of Computer Science provides easy access to explanations and definitions of common computer science terms and concepts, and contains approximately 150 new terms not in the previous edition (2008).
About The Author
Andrew Butterfield holds an honours degree in Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science and is currently Head of the Foundation and Methods Group at Trinity College Dublin, as well as Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. His research interests include the formal aspects of computing and pure lazy functional programming languages, and he has published in various specialist journals (Formal Aspects ofComputing, Science of Programming), has edited a number of conference proceedings (Implementing Functional Languages, Unifying Theories of Programming) and has been guest editor for an issue of Formal Methods in System Design.Gerard Ekembe Ngondi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Telecommunications obtained at the National Advanced School of Post and Telecommunications (Yaounde, Cameroon) and an MSc in Computing obtained at the University of York (UK). He is currently doing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of York. His research work is on formal reasoning about the concept of 'mobility' in the UTP (Unifying Theories of Programming) framework.