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Published: 09 February 2006

672 Pages | 640 colour line drawings


ISBN: 9780199273133

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Principles of Computer Hardware

Fourth Edition

Alan Clements

  • Revised structure leads the student through the heart of the subject in a more progressive manner, to help them master the subject more easily
  • Enriched pedagogy, including boxes, additional examples, and two colour artwork, makes learning more stimulating, enjoyable, and effective
  • Exploits the 68K processor as a powerful and elegant teaching and learning tool, placing educational value at the book's core

New to this Edition:

  • New two colour text design enlivens the book's presentation to fully engage students, and enhance the educational value of the illustrations presented
  • New online resource centre featuring figures from the book available to download, and a downloadable solutions manual
  • New boxes throughout, to augment the content of the main text, and relate key concepts to familiar contexts, such as the PC
  • Advanced topics from chapter 12 integrated throughout the book, offering deeper insights into key topics
  • Revised structure, featuring four new chapters (5, 8, 9, 11): The Instruction Set Architecture; Peripherals for computers; ARM and RISC now split across two new chapters: Accelerating Performance; Processor Architectures.
  • New coverage within existing chapters includes: History of computing in Chapter 1; Error detecting codes and data compressing codes in Chapter 4; The Bus in Chapter 10; A summary of the latest optical memory technology in Chapter 9.

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