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Author Englander, Irv.

Title The architecture of computer hardware and systems software : an information technology approach / Irv Englander
Edition Third edition
Published Chichester : Wiley, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  004.22 Eng/Aoc 2003  AVAILABLE
 MELB  004.22 Eng/Aoc 2003  AVAILABLE
Description xxvii, 729 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents PART 1. AN OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS -- Ch. 1. Computer Systems PART 2. DATA IN THE COMPUTER --Ch. 2. Number Systems -- Ch. 3. Data Formats -- Ch. 4. Representing Integer Data -- Ch. 5. Floating Point Numbers PART 3. COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND HARDWARE OPERATION -- Ch. 6. The Little Man Computer -- Ch. 7. The CPU and Memory -- Ch. 8. CPU and Memory: Design, Implementation, and Enhancement -- Ch. 9. Input/Output -- Ch. 10. Computer Peripherals -- Ch. 11. Modern Computer Systems, Clusters, and Networks. Ch. -- 12. Three System Examples PART 4. THE SWOFTWARE COMPONENT -- Ch. 13. Operating Systems: An Overview -- Ch. 14. The User View of Operating Systems -- Ch. 15. The Internal Operating System -- Ch. 16. File Management -- Ch. 17. Programming Tools. -- Ch. 18. Three Operating Systems -- Supp. Ch. 1. An Introduction to Digital Computer Logic -- Supp. Ch. 2. Instruction Addressing Models -- Supp. Ch. 3. Communication Channel Technology
Summary Most computer architecture books are just too technical and complex. Focusing on specific technology, they often by-pass the basics and are outdated as quickly as technology advances. Now you can give your students a gentle introduction to computer architecture and systems software that will provide the appropriate amount of technical detail they need to make successful decisions in their future careers. This text covers the basics in an accessible, easy to understand way. Organized in a form that parallels an actual computer system, entire sections are devoted to principles of data, hardware, and software, to emphasize the importance of computer structure. Assuming only basic knowledge, these sections build up to an in-depth understanding of each topic and how they interrelate to make up a computer system
Notes "International edition" -- cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 701-711) and index
Subject Computers.
Systems software.
LC no. 2003265446
ISBN 0471073253