Introduction to Computing Systems: From Bits and Gates to C and Beyond with CD-ROM

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This book is based on the premise that starting with a high level programming language is not the best approach. The reason most students do not understand a programming language when they take it as a first course is because they are forced to memorize technical details. They do not understand the basic underpinnings of how a computer works.

The result of this thought is the motivated bottom-up approach found in Patt/Patel's Introduction To Computing Systems. This text starts ...

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Overview

This book is based on the premise that starting with a high level programming language is not the best approach. The reason most students do not understand a programming language when they take it as a first course is because they are forced to memorize technical details. They do not understand the basic underpinnings of how a computer works.

The result of this thought is the motivated bottom-up approach found in Patt/Patel's Introduction To Computing Systems. This text starts with the logic structures and architecture of a computer and moves up to the application software that runs on it. The book covers in turn: switch level abstraction of a MOS Transistor, Logic Gates, latches, logic structures (MUX, Decoder, Adder, gated latches), finally culminating in an implementation of memory. From there, the book moves on to the Von Neumann model of execution, then a simple computer (the LC-2), machine language programming, assembly language, assemblers and then assembly language programming of the LC-2. The book then moves to the high level language C, recursion, and finally elementary data structures. The book establishes a foundation that every subsequent course in the computer science or computer engineering curriculum can benefit from and build on.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072440393
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 526
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I
1 Welcome Aboard!
2 Bits, Data Types, and Operations
3 Digital Logic Structures
4 The Von Neumann Model
5 The LC-2
6 Programming
7 Assembly Language
8 I/O
9 TRAP Routines and Subroutines
10 And, Finally...
Part II
11 Introduction to Programming in C
12 Variables and Operators
13 Control Structures
14 Functions
15 Debugging
16 Recursion
17 Pointers and Arrays
18 I/O in C
19 Data Structures
Appendix A The LC-2 ISA
Appendix B From Lc-2 to x86
Appendix C The Microarchitecture of the LC-2
Appendix D The C Programming Language
Appendix E Extending C to C++
Appendix F Useful Tables
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