DOWNLOAD Introduction to Computing Systems 2nd Edition by Yale Patt
TITLE: Introduction to Computing Systems: From bits & gates to C & beyond
Authors: Yale Patt & Sanjay Patel
PDF format: 656 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 2 edition (August 5, 2003)
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.
This is a great book for anyone who wants to know how computers and electronics really work. We always hear that “Computers are all just 1′s and 0′s,” but rarely more than that. “Introduction” does just what its title says: it starts with bits (those 1′s and 0′s) and works all the way up to high level programming languages like C, hitting everything from Boolean and transistor logic to processor construction to assembly language in between. The book even comes with simulation software for a “computer” that allows the reader to practice and experience low-level programming and interaction without having to work on their own real computers. Anyone with an interest in how electronics work, from experienced programmers to novices wanting to get into the field will enjoy this book immensely.
Introduction to Computing Systems 2nd Edition