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Fundamentals of Computer Architecture

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Building Blocks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Burrell
      Pages 3-16
    3. Mark Burrell
      Pages 63-80
    4. Mark Burrell
      Pages 81-100
    5. Mark Burrell
      Pages 101-108
    6. Mark Burrell
      Pages 109-128
  3. Using the Processor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Mark Burrell
      Pages 149-170
    3. Mark Burrell
      Pages 171-188
    4. Mark Burrell
      Pages 189-199
    5. Mark Burrell
      Pages 201-216
    6. Mark Burrell
      Pages 217-230
    7. Mark Burrell
      Pages 231-245
  4. Under The Bonnet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Mark Burrell
      Pages 271-281

About this book


Written for students taking their first course in computer systems architecture, this is an introductory textbook that meets syllabus requirements in a simple manner without being a weighty tome. The project is based around the simulation of a typical simple microprocessor so that students gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer architecture on which they can build to understand the more advanced facilities and techniques employed by modern day microprocessors. Each chapter includes a worked exercise, end-of-chapter exercises, and definitions of key words in the margins.


computer computer architecture processor systems architecture

About the authors

MARK BURRELL is Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Northumbria, and has taught Computer System Fundamentals for several years. He previously gained considerable experience in industry, including serving as technical officer to a major UK Internet gateway for three years.

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