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The elements of computing systems : building a modern computer from first principles

Author: Noam Nisan; Shimon Schocken
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2008.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : 1st MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This title gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as it comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noam Nisan; Shimon Schocken
ISBN: 9780262640688 0262640686 9780262140874 026214087X
OCLC Number: 181142490
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : hello, world below --
1. Boolean logic --
2. Boolean arithmetic --
3. Sequential logic --
4. Machine language --
5. Computer architecture --
6. Assembler --
7. Virtual machine I : stack arithmetic --
8. Virtual machine II : program control --
9. High-level language --
10. Compiler I : syntax analysis --
11. Compiler II : code generation --
12. Operating system --
13. Postscript : more fun to go
Responsibility: Noam Nisan and Shimon Schocken.

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A textbook with a hands-on approach that leads students through the gradual construction of a complete and working computer system including the hardware platform and the software hierarchy.  Read more...

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"A refreshingly new way of looking at computer systems as a whole by considering all aspects of a complete system in an integrated manner." Jonathan Bowen Times Higher Education Supplement

 
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