Lecture Notes

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The Basics: Hardware, OS, and Software
1 Introduction: Course Overview; Inside the CPU
2 Computer Architecture: Processing, Memory and I/O
3 Computer Representations; Compression ( PDF)
4 Operating Systems ( PDF)
5 Software Development
Databases
6 Relational Databases; Database Queries Using SQL ( PDF)
7 An Introduction to Microsoft Access ( PDF)
8 Relational Database Design ( PDF)
9 Introduction to User Interface Building with Access Examples ( PDF)
Networks and Telecommunications
10 Telecommunication Concepts; Data Transmission ( PDF)
11 Local Area Networks; Ethernet; Packet-switched Networks ( PDF)
12 Midterm Exam - In Class
13 Wide Area Networks; The Internet ( PDF)
14 Wireless Network Technologies ( PDF)
Distributed Computing and Web Technologies
15 Client/Server, Peer-to-Peer and the WWW ( PDF)
16 Security I: Public Key Cryptography ( PDF)
17 Security II: Digital Signatures; Network Security ( PDF)
18 Evolution of Web Technologies ( PDF)
eBusiness Applications
19 Under the Hood of a Commercial Web Site ( PDF)
20 Data Mining, Data Warehousing ( PDF)
21 Software Agents ( PDF)
22 Student Presentations I
23 Student Presentations II
24 Trends in eBusiness Technology; Course Wrap-up
25 Final Exam - In Class

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