McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Computing & Communications

Paperback | July 24, 2003

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Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline.

All include:
* A pronunciation guide for every term
* Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations
* Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more
* A convenient, quick-find format

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Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline. All include: * A pronunciation guide for every term * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with co...

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THE LANGUAGE OF COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSDerived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a gene...

Compiled by The Editors of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (New York, NY) an in-house staff who represents the cutting-edge of skill, knowledge, and innovation in science publishing.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.66 × 5.6 × 0.93 inPublished:July 24, 2003Publisher:Mcgraw-hill Ryerson LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071421785

ISBN - 13:9780071421782

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

Preface

Staff

How to Use the Dictionary

Fields and Their Scope

Pronunciation Key

A-Z Terms

Appendix

Equivalents of commonly used units for the U.S. Customary System and the metric system

Conversion factors for the U.S. Customary System, metric system, and International System

Mathematical notation

Schematic electronic symbols

Partial family tree of programming languages

ASCII code

Electromagnetic spectrum

Radio spectrum

Microwave frequency bands

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Specialists and students will find this an invaluable reference. Containing 11,000 entries, it was compiled from the 2003 McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed. The scientific or technical field to which the term mainly belongs is noted in the definition. Pronunciation of the term and acronyms, variant spellings, abbreviations, and synonyms are also indicated. An appendix contains several charts for information that includes the electromagnetic and radio spectrums, microwave frequency bands, mathematical notation, schematic electronic symbols, and conversion factors.