Header Text: The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Second Edition by Linda Null and Julia Lobur
 

Testimonials 

“I am enthusiastic about this text. It is, hands down, the best book I have seen for the computer science student. It provides detail and rigor without falling knee deep into engineering minutia. I will adopt it the minute it is published!”

- Robert Franks
Central College

"I liked the treatment of different strategies a disc controller might use in servicing requests.  …I think the text has many good features and should be competitive.”

Peter Smith
CSU Northridge

“I think the authors explain the basic concepts really well via simple examples that are good and accurate.”

- Karam Mossaad
University of Texas at Austin

“Gives excellent insight into design of hardware components. It’s the right amount of depth. It follows the ACM/IEEE Curriculum 2001 recommendations. When this book gets published, it will be on every computer organization & architecture instructor’s shelf.”

- Professor Robert Franks
Central College

“The memory organization material is an easy but precise discussion about cache memories…The I/O chapter is an excellent introduction to this area….The use of real life examples to make a point and how it is related to the basic concepts is evident in explaining the material.”

- Dr. Karam Mossaad
The University of Texas at Austin

“Provides both the breath necessary for majors and the depth in specific areas... Provides exposure to all topics relevant for an introductory class….Includes many real-world examples to show how the fundamental concepts are applied in the world of computing.”

- Xiaobo Zhou
Wayne State University

“I like the way the author attempts to cover the big and relevant picture of computer architecture up front.”

- Dr. Victor Clincy
Kennesaw State University

“The level of writing is great for computer science students. They are not engineers but they can deal with detail. I like some of the historical perspectives thrown in…these give students a sense of why hardware developed the way it did..”

- Professor Robert Franks
Central College

“I like the historical development, the data representation systems, Boolean algebra, etc. They are good for freshman or sophomores to have [in order to gain a] first idea of computer organization and architecture.”  

- Xiaobo Zhou
Wayne State University

“The text’s pedagogical style and level of writing are appropriate for an introductory course in computer architecture for both information systems and computer science undergraduates.”

- Dr. Victor Clincy
Kennesaw State University

“This is significantly the best book that I have gone through in ages. The book is timely and right on target for the computer science audience.”

- Professor Robert Franks
Central College

“[The authors] have gleaned information about much of the latest hardware and presented in such a way that my students will be able to understand it and explain it to their parents. That is quite an accomplishment.”

- Professor Robert Franks
Central College

“What the author attempts to do is draw the student in using a relevant real-life approach.  I also like the fact that the data representation chapter is very meticulous and thorough.”

-Dr. Victor Clincy
Kennesaw State University

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ISBN: 0763737690
Price: $157.95 (U.S. List)
Cover:
Hardcover
Pages: 799
Copyright: 2006


 

 
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