A dual purpose textbook. It is uniquely written to cover core material in the foundations of computing for graduate students in computer science and to provide an introduction to some more advanced topics for those intending further study in the field.
Wireless ad hoc sensor networks has recently become a very active research subject. This book presents high-quality contributions by leading experts worldwide on the key algorithmic and complexity-theoretic aspects of wireless sensor networks.
As communication technologies profoundly alter our lives, many spend more time in virtual than physical reality. This book deploys social science theory to analyze ‘virtual futures’ as imagined by the inhabitants of online gameworlds such as Entropia Universe.
In less than a human lifetime, computers are transforming economies and societies like no other human invention. This book looks past technology to introduce comuputing pioneers: Babbage, Turing, Wozniak and Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg.
Henry presents an integrated approach to testing based on cutting-edge methodologies, processes and tools in an IT context. The value of this book is the in-depth explanation of all processes and relevant methodologies and tools to address this complexity.
This literature review on haptic textures examines the problem of rendering virtual haptic textures with force-feedback devices. It provides a thorough grounding in the subject and includes tools for analyzing the textures that a haptic device can produce.
Style is a fundamental aspect of the human experience, yet exactly what it is and how it works are elusive. Exploring the issue from a computational viewpoint, this book shows how information is deployed in the production and perception of different styles.