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The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles

  • Category: Computer
  • Author: Noam Nisan, Shimon Schocken
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • File type: PDF Files

Read and download free eBook intituled The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles in format PDF Files – 344 pages created by Noam Nisan, Shimon Schocken.

In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost.

Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, The Elements of Computing Systems gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as its comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system. Indeed, the best way to understand how computers work is to build one from scratch, and this textbook leads students through twelve chapters and projects that gradually build a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up.

In the process, the students gain hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Using this constructive approach, the book exposes a significant body of computer science knowledge and demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture.

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