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Computer Organisation and Architecture : An Introduction - B.S. Chalk

Computer Organisation and Architecture

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 4th December 2003
ISBN: 9781403901644
Number Of Pages: 296

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This book describes how a computer works and explains how the various hardware components are organized and interconnected to provide a platform upon which programs can be executed. It takes a simple, step-by-step approach suitable for first year undergraduates coming to the subject for the first time. The second edition of this book has been thoroughly updated to cover new developments in the field and includes new diagrams and end-of-chapter exercises. It will also be accompanied by a lecturer and student web site which will contain solutions to exercises, further exercises, PowerPoint slides and all the source code used in the book.

Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
List of trademarks
Introductionp. 1
Data representation and computer arithmeticp. 10
Boolean logicp. 26
Central processor unit operationp. 42
The Intel 80x86 family of processorsp. 68
Primary memoryp. 89
Secondary memoryp. 109
Input-Outputp. 123
Operating systemsp. 154
Reduced instruction set computersp. 177
Networked systemsp. 188
A look aheadp. 230
Introduction to logic circuit minimisation using Karnaugh map methodsp. 238
Introduction to debugp. 247
ASCII and Extended ASCII tablesp. 257
The 80x86 family of processorsp. 260
IEEE 754 floating point formatp. 265
Acronymsp. 267
References and further readingp. 271
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9781403901644
ISBN-10: 1403901643
Series: Grassroots S
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 4th December 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 19.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised