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The BCS Glossary is the most authoritative and comprehensive work of its kind. This unrivalled study aid and reference tool has newly updated entries and is divided into themed sections making it more than just a list of definitions. Written in an easily accessible style, it is specifically designed to support those taking computer courses or courses where computers are usThe BCS Glossary is the most authoritative and comprehensive work of its kind. This unrivalled study aid and reference tool has newly updated entries and is divided into themed sections making it more than just a list of definitions. Written in an easily accessible style, it is specifically designed to support those taking computer courses or courses where computers are used, including GCSE, A-Level, ECDL and 14-19 Diplomas in Functional Skills in schools and further education colleges....

Title : BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT
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ISBN : 9781780171500
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 470 Pages
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BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT Reviews

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    2019-03-30 11:49

    It is difficult to get a glossary right in a subject like computing (or ICT!). In its 13th edition however this glossary promises to catch up with the ever-changing and expanding terminology.Primarily aimed at school and college students, and useful to those early on in higher education, this is a compact and neat dictionary of terms compiled in a single source.This glossary is divided in four main sections: how computers are used, what they are made up of, how they communicate and how they work (architecture).Each of the sections are further divided up into subtopics that are relevant to the field. This structure serves an additional purpose of trying to build up knowledge in steps - taking one concept and developing it further one by one.For example, the section on ‘sound processing’ starts from the basics with frequency modification and takes it all the way to sound formats to streaming audio and to mixing and sequencing. Each concept is explained as a succinct description using accessible basic terms.The book is appended with list of acronyms, file format definitions and binary logic descriptions. This is very welcome.I recommend this book to those who are new to the subject. Those who are well familiar with the subject may find that some of the terminology has moved on and perhaps the book is too grounded. However, to those who are new, and from a pedagogic perspective, this is a good start and a handy book to have on the shelf.Reviewed by Dr Siraj A. Shaikh FBCS CITP CSci, Senior Lecturer, Coventry University