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Professional Ethics and Responsibilities. There's a greatly extended section on computer models, for example, which looks at how climate models w policy in "reliability and risks". A primary goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large. Bloggat om A Gift of Fire. June [updated January ] External links: Prentice Hall- Computers - pages.
Other editions - View all A Gift of Fire: Intended for students preparing for careers in computer science and students in other fields interested in issues that arise from computer technology, this book can be used in both introductory and advanced classes about gire or technology. Had some interesting parts but I'm just not a computer nut!
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Changes from the first edition mostly involve updates and additions. Highlights and describes examples, cases, and issues.
She begins with an overview, looking at the ubiquity of computers, the rapid pace of change, and the recurrence of old problems in new contexts. Wheeler Limited preview - With exercises, assignments, class activities, and reading lists at the end of each chapter, along with extensive references, A Gift of Fire is clearly intended sar use as a textbook.
A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology
Recent significant laws, court cases and decisions Includes the Napster case, recent Web censorship attempts, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Instructor's Manual at http: Enables students to apply arguments to actual cases and understand controversies in a concrete context. A Gift of Fire: Computer Algorithms Sara Baase This second edition offers an unusually thorough and readable look at the design and analysis of algorithms, including an exhaustive array of algorithms and their complexity analyses.
Can We Trust the Computer? Baase received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Key points are well brought out and explained, and the layout is clear and effective.
With a computer scientist's perspective, and with historical context for many issues, she covers the issues readers will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. Computer Algorithms Sara Baase Inbunden. Added and updated exercises Now totaling approximately User Review - Flag as inappropriate for study.
Her textbooks in computer science have been translated into several languages. It should be just as usable outside the classroom, however, at least for those who prefer a formal approach that eschews the sensational. Comparing risks and problems of computer technology with other technologies, non-computerized fre, and benefits of computers. No preview available - Much is omitted, understandably, but the breadth of coverage is still base and there is a good selection of examples.
Sara Baase, A Gift of Fire
In this revision of a best-seller, Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. Her textbooks in computer science have been translated into several languages. Broader Issues on the Impact and Control of Computers. Baase emphasizes the development of algorithms through a step-b