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9781718500099

Introduction to Computer Organization

  • ISBN 13:

    9781718500099

  • ISBN 10:

    1718500092

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/10/2020
  • Publisher: No Starch Pr

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

This tutorial-style book provides an introductory "look under the hood" of a modern computer. It covers fundamental topics like data storage formats, computer arithmetic, basic data types, logic gates and circuits, and the CPU.

Unlike other books about assembly language and computer organization, Introduction to Computer Organization is written with the understanding that most programmers will never have to write x86-64 assembly language or design hardware. This book is written to give those programmers a practical and concrete understanding of what's happening in a computer in the hopes that this knowledge will help them become a better programmer in their chosen field.

You'll learn how transistors are used to construct the binary switches that are used to implement the logic circuits that make up a computer; how these circuits are programmed to implement basic programming constructs; and how data items are organized and manipulated. By the end of the book you should have a strong understanding of how binary is used to store data; how Boolean logic works, and how it's implemented in a computer; the basics of computer hardware; and how to use assembly language to implement things like program flow and Input/Output.

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