Computer Architecture Pdf notes

Computer Architecture Pdf notes

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COURSE OUTLINE

CHAPTER 1: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Introduction to Computers
1.1. History of Computers
1.2 Generation Of Computers
1.2.1 Computer Generations
1.3 Characteristics Of Computers
1.4 Basic Computer Concepts
1.5 Types of Computers
1.6 Software And Hardware
1.7 Chapter Review Questions

CHAPTER 2: BASIC HARDWARE UNITS OF A COMPUTER

2.1 Input Devices
2.2 Output Device
2.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)/Processor
2.4 Main Memory
2.5 Secondary Storage
2.6 Computer Units Interaction Diagram
2.7 How Information Is Stored In Computers
2.8 Size
2.9 Chapter Review Questions

CHAPTER 3: INSIDE THE COMPUTER

3.1 The Processor
3.2 Clock Speed
3.3 Registers
3.4 Motherboard
3.4.1 Form Factor
3.5 Buses
3.6 Word Size
3.7 I/O Controllers
3.8 Common Bus Interfaces
3.9 Chapter Review Questions
3.10 Suggested Readings

CHAPTER 4: FAULT DIAGNOSIS

4.1 Power Supply Troubleshooting
4.2 Video Failure Troubleshooting
4.3 Motherboard and CPU Troubleshooting
4.4 Hard Drive Failure Troubleshooting
4.5 Chapter Review Questions
4.6 Suggested Readings

CHAPTER 5: INPUT AND OUTPUT DEVICES AND INTERRUPTS

5.1 Input Devices
5.2 Output Device
5.3 Interrupts
5.3.1 Types of Interrupt
5.3.2 Interrupt Priorities
5.3.3 The Interrupt Handler
5.4 Chapter Review Questions
5.5 Suggested Readings

CHAPTER 6: COMPUTER LANGUAGES

6.1 First Generation – Machine Language
6.2 Second Generation – Assembly Language
6.3 Third Generation – High Level Languages
6.4 Fourth Generation
6.5 Fifth Generation
6.6 Types of Program Translator
6.7 Chapter Review Questions
6.8 Suggested Readings

CHAPTER 7: COMPUTER SOFTWARE

7.1 Classification Of Software
7.2 System Software
7.3 Application Software
7.4 Operating Systems Concepts
7.5 Computer User Interface
7.6 Chapter Review Questions
7.7 Suggested Readings

CHAPTER 8: DISKS AND SECONDARY STORAGE

8.1 The Benefits Of Secondary Storage
8.2 Magnetic Disk Storage
8.3 Diskettes
8.4 Hard Disks
8.5 Removable Storage: Zip Disks
8.6 Hard Disks in Groups
8.8 Optical Disk Storage
8.10 Magnetic Tape Storage
8.11 Backup Systems
8.12 Flash Memory
8.13 File Access and Storage Methods
8.14 Chapter Review Questions
8.15 Suggested Readings

CHAPTER 9: HOW TO UPGRADE A SLOW COMPUTER

9.1 Changing the Parts
9.2 Upgrading Memory
9.3 Changing a CPU
9.4 Chapter Review Questions
9.5 Suggested Readings

CHAPTER 10: INTRODUCTION TO BINARY NUMBERS

10.1 How Computers Store Numbers
10.2 Basic Concepts behind the Binary System
10.3 Binary Addition
10.4 Binary Multiplication
10.5 Binary Division
10.6 Decimal to Binary
10.7 Another Algorithm for Converting Decimal To Binary
10.8 Hexadecimal
10.9 Chapter Review Questions
10.10 Suggested Readings
Review Questions Answers
Sample Question Papers

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