Computers: An Introduction to Hardware and Software Design
McGraw-Hill, 1991 - Computers - 602 pages
This book, written specifically as the main text for an introductory course in computer engineering, covers both computer hardware and computer software and is geared toward first-year students. It provides a foundation for various aspects of computer engineering - history, theory, hardware, software and design. The coverage of applications shows students many examples currently being run on computers. Illustrations are incuded as well as end-of-chapter problems.
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Introduction to Sets Boolean Algebra and Logic
Information Representation in a Computer
The Components of a Computer System
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