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Authors: J. Stanley Warford
ISBN-13: 9780763771447, ISBN-10: 0763771449
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning
Date Published: February 2009
Edition: 4th Edition

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Author Biography: J. Stanley Warford

Book Synopsis

Based in large part on a virtual computer, Pep/8, this text is designed to teach the basic concepts of the classic von Neumann machine. The idea is to cover the central concepts of computer organization, assembly language, and computer architecture without entanglement in the details. New features in this third edition include improved ISA level, C++ semantics, assembly language syntax, OS in simulated ROM, CPU design, and historical coverage. As well, a new chapter discusses the construction of a micro-programmed level for PEP/8 and offers hardware topics not included in the second edition. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


This textbook introduces the central concepts of computer science and provides a framework for consideration of computer organization. Applying abstraction to computer science, the book travels through several levels--applications, high-order languages, machine, assembly, operating system, and logic gate--to show how the computer automates the processing of information. Programming tasks and problems use C++ as the representative language. An appendix contains solutions to selected exercises. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Table of Contents

Level 7 Application

Ch. 1 Computer Systems

Level 6 High-Order Language

Ch. 2 C++

Level 3 Instruction set Architecture

Ch. 3 Information Representation

Ch. 4 Computer Architecture

Level 5 Assembly

Ch. 5 Assembly Language

Ch. 6 Compiling to the Assembly Level

Ch. 7 Language Translation Principles

Level 4 Operating System

Ch. 8 Process Management

Ch. 9 Storage Management

Level 1 Logic Gate

Ch. 10 Combinational Circuits

Ch. 11 Sequential Circuits

Level 2 Microcode

Ch. 12 Computer Organization

Appendix Pep/8 Architecture

Solutions to Selected Exercises





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