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Computer Science Illuminated + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 7th Edition

  • Nell Dale
  • John Lewis
  • ISBN-10: 1284155617
  • ISBN-13: 9781284155617
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Designed for the introductory computing and computer science course, the student-friendly Computer Science Illuminated, Seventh Edition provides students with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a complete introduction to computing. Fully revised and updated, the Seventh Edition of this best-selling text retains the accessibility and in-depth coverage of previous editions, while incorporating all-new material on cutting-edge issues in computer science. Authored by the award-winning team Nell Dale and John Lewis, the text provides a unique and innovative layered approach, moving through the levels of computing from an organized, language-neutral perspective. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.


  • Introductory Programming chapters are available on Navigate 2 for Python, SQL, Java, C++, JavaScript, Visual Basic, NET, Ruby, Perl, Alice, and Pascal

About the Author

John Lewis

John Lewis is a leading educator and author in the field of computer science. He has written a market-leading textbook on Java software and program design. After earning his undergraduate degree, M.S., and Ph.D. in computer science at Virginia Tech, John joined the faculty of the Department of Computing Sciences at Villanova University. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the University Award for Teaching Excellence and the Goff Award for Outstanding Teaching. His professional interests include object-oriented technologies, multimedia, and software engineering. In addition to his teaching and writing, John actively participates in the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), and finds time to spend with his family or in his workshop.

Table of Contents

Laying the Groundwork
Chapter 1: The Big Picture

The Information Layer
Chapter 2: Binary Values and Number Systems
Chapter 3: Data Representation

The Hardware Layer
Chapter 4: Gates and Circuits
Chapter 5: Computing Components

The Programming Layer
Chapter 6: Low-Level Programming Languages and Pseudocode
Chapter 7: Problem Solving and Algorithms
Chapter 8: Abstract Data Types and Subprograms
Chapter 9: Object-Oriented Design and High-Level Programming Languages

The Operating System
Chapter 10: Operating Systems
Chapter 11: File Systems and Directories

The Applications Layer
Chapter 12: Information Systems
Chapter 13: Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 14: Simulation, Graphics, Gaming, and Other Applications

The Communications Layer
Chapter 15: Networks
Chapter 16: The World Wide Web
Chapter 17: Computer Security

In Conclusion
Chapter 18: Limitations of Computing

New to this edition

  • Includes new and enhanced content on Cloud Computing in Chapter 15, Big Data in Chapter 12, Smart Speakers in the home in Chapter 13, and Computer and System Security in Chapter 17
  • Includes all new content in Chapter 6, Low-Level Programming Languages and Pseudocode, with updated examples using the Pep/9 machine
  • Updated – Ethical Issues at the end of each chapter have been updated to delve into current issues and trends, while new Did You Know boxes and updated biographical sketches reflect the latest information in the field
  • Updated – Aligns more broadly to the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum