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FUNDAMENTALSOFCOMPUTERS,SIXTHEDITION

ByRAJARAMAN,V.,ADABALA,NEEHARIKA

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DESCRIPTION
The sixth edition of the highly acclaimed Fundamentals of Computers lucidly presents how a
computersystemfunctions.Bothhardwareandsoftwareaspectsofcomputersarecovered.Thebook
beginswithhownumericandcharacterdataarerepresentedinacomputer,howvariousinputand
outputunitsfunction,howdifferenttypesofmemoryunitsareorganized,andhowdataisprocessed
bytheprocessor. The interconnection and communication between the I/O units, the memory, and
theprocessorisexplainedclearlyandconcisely.Softwareconceptssuch as programming languages,
operating systems, and communication protocols are discussed. With growing use of wireless to
accesscomputernetworks,cellularwirelesscommunicationsystems,WiFi(Wirelesshighfidelity),and
WiMAX have become important. Thus it has now become part of fundamental knowledge of
computers and has been included. Besides this, use of computers in multimedia processing has
become commonplace and hence is discussed. With the increase in speed of networks and
consequently the Internet, new computing environments such as peer to peer, grid, and cloud
computinghaveemergedandwillchangethefutureofcomputing.Henceanewchapteronthistopic
hasbeenincludedinthisedition.
This book is an ideal text for undergraduateand postgraduate students of Computer Applications
(BCA and MCA), undergraduate students of engineering and computer science who study
fundamentalsofcomputersasacorecourse,andstudentsofmanagementwhoshouldallknowthe
basicsofcomputerhardwareandsoftware.Itisideallysuitedforworkingprofessionalswhowantto
updatetheirknowledgeoffundamentalsofcomputers.
Keyfeatures
Fullyupdatedretainingthestyleandallcontentsofthefifthedition.
Indepthdiscussionofbothwiredandwirelesscomputernetworks.
Extensivediscussionofanaloganddigitalcommunications.
Advanced topics such as multiprogramming, virtual memory, DMA, RISC, DSP, RFID, Smart Cards,
WiGig,GSM,CDMA,novelI/Odevices,andmultimediacompression(MP3,MPEG)aredescribedfrom
firstprinciples.
A new chapter on Emerging Computing Environments, namely, peer to peer, grid, and cloud
computing,hasbeenaddedforthefirsttimeinanentrylevelbook.
Eachchapterbeginswithlearninggoalsandendswithasummarytoaidselfstudy.
Includesanupdatedglossaryofover340technicaltermsusedinthebook.
ThisbookisrecommendedinSikkimUniversityforBBAMBAIntegrated,GauhatiUniversity,Assam
for Vocational Course, B.Sc. Computer Science, Assam University for M.Tech (IT), Cotton College
State University, Guwahati, Assam for BCA, Northern Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya for BBA,
Burdwan University, West Bengal for B.Sc (Computer Science), West Bengal University of Health
Sciences,WestBengalforMastersinHospitalManagement,CalcuttaUniversity,Polytechnics,Utkal
University, Odisha for BCA, Biju Patnayak University of Technology, Odisha for MBA, Centurion
University, Odisha for B.Tech (CSE), KIIT, Odisha for BCA, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bihar, Patna

University,MagadhUniversityBodhGaya,AryabhatKnowledgeUniversity,Patna,BirlaInstituteof
Technology,ExtensionCtr,PatnaandDibrugarhUniversity.

CONTENTS
Preface
1.ComputerBasics
2.DataRepresentation
3.Input/OutputUnits
4.ComputerMemory
5.Processor
6.BinaryArithmetic
7.LogicCircuits
8.ComputerArchitecture
9.ProgrammingLanguages
10.OperatingSystems
11.Microcomputers
12.ComputerGenerationsandClassification
13.ComputerNetworks
14.VoiceandDataCommunications
15.AdvancedInput/outputInterfaces
16.MultimediaDataAcquisitionandProcessing
17.EmergingComputingEnvironments
ReferencesGlossaryIndex
ABOUTTHEAUTHOR(s)
V.Rajaraman,Ph.D.(Wisconsin),isHonoraryProfessorintheSupercomputerEducationandResearch
Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.Earlier Prof. Rajaraman was Professor of Computer
ScienceandElectricalEngineeringatIITKanpur(19631982), Professor of Computer Science, Indian
InstituteofScience,Bangalore(19821994),andIBMProfessorofInformationTechnology,Jawaharlal
NehruCentreforAdvancedScientificResearch(19942001).
ApioneerinComputerScienceeducationandresearchinIndia,Prof.RajaramanwasawardedShanti
SwarupBhatnagarPrizein1976.HeisalsotherecipientofHomiBhabhaPrizebyUGC,OmPrakash
Bhasin Award, ISTE Award for excellence in teaching computer engineering, Rustom Choksi Award,
ZaheerMedalbytheIndianNationalScienceAcademy,andPadmaBhushanbyPresidentofIndiain
1998.IndianNationalAcademyofEngineeringconferreduponhimtheLifetimeContributionAwardin
Engineeringin2005.Anauthorofseveralwellestablishedandhighlysuccessfulcomputerbooks,Prof.
Rajaramanhaspublishedmanyresearchpapersinnationalandinternationaljournals.
NeeharikaAdabala, Ph.D. (IISc), is the founder and chief architect of CybULab Pvt. Ltd., acompany
thatappliesinformationvisualizationtechniquesandcognitiontheorytodevelopeducationalservices.
SheisalsoacofounderofLifetapeInc.ShewaspreviouslyaresearcheratMicrosoftResearchIndia,
wheresheworkedoneffectivevisualizationofandinteractionwithinformation,aswellasonuseof
semantics to improve usercomputer interaction. She has worked in MIRALab at the University of
Geneva and also in University of Central Florida. She has published papers in the areas of fluid
simulation, realistic and abstract rendering techniques, and information visualization. She is on the
editorial board of the SpringerVerlag journal for computer graphics and serves on the program
committeesofinternationalconferencesintheareasofcomputergraphicsandanimation.

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