Designed to give students an understanding of computing, this book discusses the underlying structure of a computer, and programming in a high level ...Show synopsisDesigned to give students an understanding of computing, this book discusses the underlying structure of a computer, and programming in a high level language. It introduces LC-3, and provides the LC-3 Simulator to give hands-on access for testing what students learn. The C programming language is used to develop understanding of programming.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Introduction to Computing Systems: From bits & gates to C ...New. Introduction to Computing Systems: From bits & gates to C & beyond, now in its second edition, is designed to give students a better understanding of computing early in their college careers in order to give them a stronger foundation for later courses. The book is in two parts: (a) the underlying structure of a computer, and (b) programming in a high level language and programming methodology. To understand the computer, the authors introduce the LC-3 and provide the LC-3 Simulator to give students hands-on access for testing what they learn. To develop their understanding of programming and programming methodology, they use the C programming language. The book takes a "motivated" bottom-up approach, where the students first get exposed to the big picture and then start at the bottom and build their knowledge bottom-up. Within each smaller unit, the same motivated bottom-up approach is followed. Every step of the way, students learn new things, building on what they already know. The authors feel that this approach encourages deeper understanding and downplays the need for memorizing. Students develop a greater breadth of understanding, since they see how the various parts of the computer fit together. Table of contents Chapter 1 Welcome Aboard Chapter 2 Bits, Data Types, and Operations Chapter 3 Digital Logic Structures Chapter 4 The Von Neumann Model Chapter 5 The LC-3 Chapter 6 Programming Chapter 7 Assembly Language Chapter 8 I/O Chapter 9 TRAP Routines and Subroutines Chapter 10 And, Finally...The Stack Chapter 11 Introduction to Programming in C Chapter 12 Variables and Operators Chapter 13 Control Structures Chapter 14 Functions Chapter 15 Testing and Debugging Chapter 16 Pointers and Arrays Chapter 17 Recursion Chapter 18 I/O in C Chapter 19 Data Structures Appendix A The LC-3 ISA Appendix B From LC-3 to x86 Appendix C The Microarchitecture of the LC-3 Appendix D The C Programming Language Appendix E Useful Tables Appendix F Solutions to Selected Exercises Printed Pages: 656..
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