By Alexis Leon & Mathews Leon, Leon TechWorld, 1998.
In today’s information age, knowledge of
computers and communications systems is a must. We use computers
in each and every aspect of our lives. Anybody who wants to
succeed in today’s world cannot afford to ignore computers and
communications technology. Irrespective of the field that one is
going to specialize in, the basic knowledge of modern technology
is an absolute necessity – may it be sending an e-mail, surfing
the Internet, making a presentation using one of the presentation
software packages and so on. Our society has become so dependent
on computers that we cannot survive without them. Also, they are
great tools in improving human productivity, provided one knows
how to use them.
This book, Fundamentals of Computer Science and
Communication Engineering is written for the first year Bachelor
of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) courses
of the various Universities in India. It covers the essentials of
Computer Science and Communication Engineering from the history of
computing to developments in the Internet, e-mail and WWW. The
latest technological developments are included, wherever
appropriate, so that the book is current and up-to-date.
A chapter on Careers in Computers, which gives
insights into what is in store for a computer professional and
what sort of academic preparation one should make to become
successful is also included. To help students assimilate the
concepts presented in this book, the following pedagogical
features are incorporated: Descriptive questions, Fill in the
blank, True/False and Multiple choice questions. You will find
these at the end of each chapter to test comprehension of key
concepts and terminology.