Introduction to Computer Science

  • Oliver Grillmeyer
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science book series (UTCS)


A computer can be defined as a machine capable of performing a set of well-defined functions. Modern computers are electronic devices. However, the first computing devices were mechanical in nature! If s the particular set of functions that the computer performs that separates it from microwave ovens or stereos, which are also electronic devices that perform well-defined functions.


Database Management System Machine Language Current Balance Antilock Brake System Multivalued Logic 
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Additional Reading

  1. Brookshear, J.G. (1997). Computer Science: an Overview, Fifth Edition, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA.Google Scholar
  2. Goldschlager, L. and Lister, A. (1988). Computer Science: a Modern Introduction. Second edition, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Grillmeyer
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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