The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Dec 15, 2010 - Computers - 844 pages
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Updated and revised with the latest data in the field, The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Third Edition is a comprehensive resource that addresses all of the necessary organization and architecture topics, yet is appropriate for the one-term course. This best-selling text correlates to the 2008 ACM-IEEE Computer Science Curriculum update and exposes readers to the inner workings of a modern digital computer through an integrated presentation of fundamental concepts and principles. The authors present real-world examples and focus on practical applications, thus encouraging students to develop a "big picture" understanding of how essential organization and architecture concepts are applied in the world of computing. The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Second Edition was awarded a "Textbook Excellence Award" (“Texty”) from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) the only association devoted solely to serving textbook and academic authors since 1987 ( The "Textbook Excellence Award" recognizes works for their excellence in the areas of content, presentation, appeal, and teachability. Key Features: -Presents material in a logical progression, starting with low-level hardware and progressing to higher-lever software, including assemblers and operating systems -Correlates to the 2008 ACM-IEEE Computer Science Curriculum update and contains new exercises within the text to reflect the update. -Includes real-world examples to provide students with a better understanding of how technology and techniques are combined for practical applications -Instructor’s resources include a complete instructor’s manual, lecture outline, sample test questions, and Microsoft? PowerPoint? slides -The MARIE Simulator package allows students to learn the essential concepts of computer organization and architecture, including assembly language, without getting caught up in unnecessary and confusing details. -Can be bundled with an Intel supplement

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