Computer Science: An Overview
Now in its ninth edition, this book continues to provide acomprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the dynamicfield of computer science using a breadth-first approach. This bookpresents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores thebreadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey anhonest appreciation for the topics involved. The new edition includesreorganization of some key material for enhanced clarity (SoftwareEngineering and Artificial Intelligence chapters), new and expandedmaterial on Security and Data Abstractions, more on ethics anddifferent ethical theories in Chapter 0. Anyone interested in gaining athorough introduction to Computer Science.
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To simplify explanations in the text, the machine language described in Appendix
C uses a fixed size (two bytes) for all instructions. Thus, to fetch an instruction, the
CPU always retrieves the contents of two consecutive memory cells and ...
Figure 2.6 Decoding the instruction 35A7 Instruction-s 3 5 A 7 / Op-code 3 means
to store the contents This part of the operand identifies of a register in a the
address of the memory cell memory cell. that is to receive data. This part of the ...
Within this unit are two specialpurpose registers: the instruction register and the
program counter (see again Figure 2.4). The instruction register is used to hold
the instruction being executed. The program counter contains the address of the
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This book was assigned reading for the opening class to my MSIT. I found it a great refresher for a large part of my original CS degree. It is well put together and fairly easy to read. Lots of useful ... Read full review
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