The Architecture of Computer Hardware and Systems Software: An Information Technology Approach / Edition 3

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Overview

This newly revised reference presents fundamental computer hardware, systems software, and data concepts. It provides a careful, in depth, non-engineering introduction to the inner workings of modern computer systems. The book also features the latest advances in operating system design and computer interconnection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471073253
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/20/2002
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 729
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Irv Englander, Bentley College
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Table of Contents

Preface.
PART 1: AN OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS.
Computer Systems.
PART 2: DATA IN THE COMPUTER.
Number Systems.
Data Formats.
Representing Integer Data.
Floating Point Numbers.
PART 3: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND HARDWARE OPERATION.
The Little Man Computer.
The CPU and Memory.
Input/Output.
Computer Peripherals.
CPU Design and Organization.
Modern Computer Systems.
Three System Examples.
PART 4: COMPUTER INTERCONNECTION AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS.
Clusters, Networks, and Data Communications.
PART 5: THE SOFTWARE COMPONENT.
Operating Systems--An Overview.
The User View of Operating Systems.
The Internal Operating System.
File Management.
Programming Tools.
Three Operating Systems.
Supplementary Chapter 1: An Introduction to Digital Computer Logic.
Supplementary Chapter 2: Communication Channel Technology.
Bibliography.
Index.
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